Casey Stoner is unique, for good and for bad. The australian rider has been the major focus of the private test carried out by the vast majority of the MotoGP grid at the Red Bull Ring. Despite the lack of Honda -which already was on this track in June and has been banned by Ducati to want to ride with bikes of production-, the good work of the pilots owners of Borgo Panigale, the cure forced from their wounds in the Yamaha, or the presence of the two KTM pilots testers of the brand, in the end everything has been reduced to Casey Stoner.
In competitive terms, Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone have been dealt the best of times in the two-day test at Red Bull Ring, being Ducati the dominant brand with four of his mounts in the first four positions during both days. In the end, only Maverick Viñales, Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo have been able to roll to the height of the bikes of the Italian brand during certain times of the test, although only the men of Ducati have been shot in 1:23 over the two days of competition. Casey Stoner reached these times during the second day despite suffering a fall.
In this aspect, while Suzuki has been evaluating new
set-up options despite the fall suffered by Maverick Viñales
during the inaugural day, the mounts Yamaha have barely
submitted changes to the settings of other tracks. For your
part, KTM Racing has put their two bikes on the track along with the rest of
manufacturers for the first time since confirmed their return to MotoGP.
Although the encounter of Bradley Smith and Pol Espargaró with these new
bikes will arrive, the work of Mika Kallio and Thomas Lüthi
during the test has been the less commendable.
Tito Rabat has
been another of the pilots has completed a remarkable work,
in addition to the Spanish one of the most improved in their time in
track. However, in the end all the foci of attention have been pointed
to the same site. In this aspect, Casey Stoner has shocked the
own bosses from Ducati with your rhythm, something which is re-opening the
‘debate’ about whether the australian will end playing career this
season. Ducati has reached out publicly to compete in the
GP of Austria, but Stoner has rejected this ‘wild card’.