From Monday to Tuesday afternoon, the Circuito de Jerez held a private test for the MotoGP teams organized by KTM, who rented the track. The Honda, Aprilia and Yamaha test teams also participated in the test, and in addition to their test rider, Cal Crutchlow, the Turkish rider Toprak Razgatlioglu, the 2021 SBK world champion, who is a serious candidate for the transition to the highest class of the motorcycle championship, was also invited. According to unofficial data, Toprak completed 63 laps at the Andalusian track, with his fastest lap clocking in at under a minute and 40 seconds. The Turkish rider finished the day 1.7 seconds behind the fastest rider, Dani Pedrosa, and just 8 tenths behind Crutchlow's best time on the same bike. The conditions in Jerez were excellent on Monday, with sunshine and heat
After two days of MotoGP testing in Sepang, Marc Marquez took out two versions of Honda's RC213V, last year's Repsol Honda livery and the most radical-looking prototype. "There was no motorcycle in Repsol colors in the garage today," he explained. "It's a 2022 bike and today we focused more on three different bikes without sponsor colours. We tested all three and eliminated one more before tomorrow." The eight-time world champion did not want to say which one he will not be taking to the track on Sunday, but revealed that it was "quite different from the others". "I don't feel much potential on this bike, but it hides some interesting details. After tomorrow, we will have a month to analyze the data and decide on one or the other path. When
Francesco Bagnaia said he was unable to prevent a collision with Pol Espargaro during the second day of MotoGP testing at Sepang. "I am speechless," said the Italian. "I was in the preparation lap and Espargaro drove wide from the ideal line and tried to overtake me. He drove onto my line. I couldn't avoid the collision because he was in my space and hit me. From my point of view it was unnecessary ." Bagnaia set the fifth best time on the second day of testing, while Espargaro was third. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNOOtTPxuzM In the already hot Malaysia, there was also heat between the Yamaha test rider, Cal Crutchlow, and the KTM rider, Jack Miller.
Carlos Sainz, Charles Leclerc and the young racer Robert Schwarzman were the fastest with the Ferrari team at the tire testing for the 2023 season in Abu Dhabi. A total of 9 laps were completed during the 237-hour test at the Yas Marina circuit. After the final of the 2022 season, the teams stayed in Abu Dhabi, where they performed tire tests for the coming season. Each team could send one regular and one young racer to the track. The fourth time of the day was achieved by Pierre Gasly, who changed the Alpha Tauri car to the Alpine team car. Fifth was current world champion Max Verstappen, who sat in the car in the afternoon after being driven by Sergio Perez in the morning. The Mexican set the thirteenth time of the day. Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin) and Oscar Pi also drove the first laps in the new teams
Luca Marini was the fastest at the test in Valencia with a time of 1:30.032. The Italian was 0,225 seconds faster than second-placed Maverick Vinales. The Spaniard was otherwise the fastest in the morning. The third time was set by Marco Bezzecchi. Among the racers who changed teams, the best today was Miguel Oliveria in fourth place ahead of Aleix Espargaro, Fabio Di Giannantonio, Brad Binder and Jorge Martin. Fabio Quartararo and Enea Bastianini completed the top ten. The French racer was the most active racer of the morning with sixty laps. He eventually stopped at number 92. World champion Francesco Bagnaia set the twelfth time ahead of Marco Marquez, who finished thirteenth as Honda's best rider. The Spaniard is disappointed in the test early for
Romain Grosjean will return to a Formula 1 race car for the first time since a serious accident in Bahrain last year. tanned. Grosjean was trapped in the burning wreckage for more than half a minute, from which, however, he managed to escape with only a few burns on his arms and legs. The Frenchman has already been left without a contract for this season, but after the accident he said that he wants to return to the race car and that he will call every team for that. Testing was eventually offered to him at Mercedes, where they have now revealed when and where the Frenchman will drive the W10 race car with which Lewis Hamilton won the world title. Grosjean will be with the race car before the race with
Maverick Vinales was the fastest on Monday’s test day following Jerez’s race for the Spanish Grand Prix. The factory Yamaha racer set a time of 1: 36.879 after 101 laps, after his teammate Fabio Quartararo missed the tests due to health problems. Vinales was tempted by technique while running a marathon, so he had to stop on the track once. The engine of his M1 ran out of oil, so the test day was briefly interrupted, as a result of which the Yamaha test program did not suffer any major damage. Quartararo, who was left without a victory in Sunday's race when he lost power in his right hand, returned home after the race to consult with doctors and decide on treatment for problems before the race for the French GP in Le Mans over
MotoGP class teams and racers will have two additional test days in Qatar after the first winter tests in Sepang were canceled. MotoGP announced this week that we will not see an introductory three-day test in Malaysia this year, as measures to contain the Covid-19 virus have been tightened in the country. After a meeting between the teams, the leading men of MotoGP, Dorna and the umbrella organization FIM, a decision was made, among other things, to extend the planned testing in Qatar for an additional two days, or for teams and racers to test the motorcycles for the first time followed by scheduled three-day testing between March 6 and 7. Before that, newcomers and test racers will be able to take a shakedown test on March 10, which they would otherwise have to take in Sepang. P
Dani Pedrosa will take his first full test of this year's KTM motorcycle in Brno next week. A Spaniard who said goodbye to competing in the MotoGP class at the end of last season and accepted the role of test racer of the Austrian team. However, due to a broken right collarbone in February, his work was very limited. So far, he has only competed in a private test in Mugello, where he has completed less than ten laps. At the same time, he only wanted to test the condition of his collarbone after a difficult operation. Now, however, he is ready to test this year’s motorcycle next Wednesday and Thursday. In addition to the KTM team, it will also test the Suzuki team for which Sylvain Guintoli will compete.
After the race for the Czech GP, the MotoGP riders stayed at the racetrack in Brno today and passed the test day. Just like in the race, most of the eight-hour testing was at the top of the factory Ducati racer. Just over half an hour before the end, the fastest time was set by Marc Marquez, and the closest to him was Johann Zarco, who also overtook Dani Pedroso towards the end of the day, in another factory Honda. Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo finished the day in fourth and fifth place, followed by Cal Crutchlow, who tested the new front forks. Valentino Rossi was seventh, a good seven tenths of a second behind the fastest time. The Italian was the only representative of the factory Yamaha after Maverick Vinales missed testing due to shoulder pain after falling in a race
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