After the victory of Valentino Rossi in the GP of Catalunya, MotoGP celebrating the second test of the calendar of the season, in which have taken part a total of 18 pilots. Among them all, Cal Crutchlow was the fastest after stopping the clock in 1:43.963 with the RC213V of the LCR Honda team. In general, the various tests carried out by the teams in relation to the tires and the electronics of their mounts have caused times were quite slow that the added during the days of the Saturday and Sunday of the Grand Prix.
in The end, the majority of the teams have been focused on the new tires that Michelin has put on the track and that allows the French brand to follow the development and evolution of their compounds. In this way, some riders tested the same front tyre that already evaluated during the first test of the season held in Jerez, while others also worked on the three rear tires supplied by Michelin, all of them with the same compound but built on different structures. At the end, and taking advantage of the last five minutes, Cal Crutchlow was the only one to ride under 1:44.
Second in the test marked the end of Jorge Lorenzo after completing 49 laps, while the third was Maverick Vinales in what has been a test 2.0 for the Team Suzuki Ecstar. The japanese firm already had a pre-test at the Catalunya Grand Prix in Cheste, so this test at the Catalan track has been a continuation for Maverick Viñales and Aleix Espargaró. This has resulted in Maverick and Aleix pilots have crept into the top five, with both Andrea Iannone. The Italian has been the second driver with more laps on the track.
Discreet role of the pilots pointers
The margin of Jorge Lorenzo, what is certain is that the strongest rider in the championship have had a performance discrete. Immersed in the various tests proposed by Michelin and own the technical of their equipment, the three men who reached the podium of the GP of Catalunya have not been allowed to see for the first positions. Valentino Rossi finished in eleventh after the start of a day of test well into the morning. For his part, Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa have been eighth and tenth, although the two riders in the Repsol Honda have been testing the new chassis developed for the mark.
the Time of the test post-GP MotoGP in Catalunya
|1||35||Cal CRUTCHLOW||GBR||LCR Honda||Honda||Honda||1’43.963|
|2||99||Jorge LORENZO||SPA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||Yamaha||1’44.202|
|3||25||Maverick VIÑALES||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||Suzuki||1’44.310|
|4||29||Andrea IANNONE||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||Ducati||1’44.390|
|5||41||Aleix ESPARGARÓ||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||Suzuki||1’44.717|
|6||8||Hector BARBERA||SPA||Avintia Racing||Ducati||Ducati||1’44.889|
|7||4||Andrea DOVIZIOSO||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||Ducati||1’44.968|
|8||93||Marc MARQUEZ||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1’45.029|
|9||45||Scott REDDING||GBR||Octo Pramac Racing Team||Ducati||Ducati||1’45.328|
|10||26||Dani PEDROSA||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1’45.379|
|11||46||Valentino ROSSI||ITA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||Yamaha||1’45.454|
|12||38||Bradley SMITH||GBR||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||Yamaha||1’45.670|
|13||44||Pol ESPARGARÓ||SPA||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||Yamaha||1’45.835|
|14||19||Alvaro BAUTISTA||SPA||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||Aprilia||1’46.338|
|15||9||Danilo PETRUCCI||ITA||Octo Pramac Racing Team||Ducati||Ducati||1’46.515|
|16||6||Stefan BRADL||GER||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||Aprilia||1’46.524|
|AUS||Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS||Honda||Honda||1’47.005|
|SPA||Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS||Honda||Honda||1’47.481|