Lorenzo, Pedrosa remain on top in Mugello test
Spaniards Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa continued their form from the weekend’s Italian Grand Prix to end MotoGP’s official test day at Mugello first and second fastest respectively.
The pair were split by just 0.1s at the end of a day where the Repsol Honda riders trialled the company’s 2013 development chassis.
Casey Stoner was just 0.002s adrift of his team-mate in third, while Nicky Hayden, Cal Crutchlow, Andrea Dovizioso, Stefan Bradl, Hector Barbera, Alvaro Bautista and Valentino Rossi completed the top 10.
It was a difficult test for Rossi, who fell in the early afternoon before electronic issues saw him sit out the remainder of the day.
The Italian team had been experimenting with engine modifications on its bikes in a bid to improve corner exit speeds.
The test also saw Pedrosa and Bradl escape injury from separate falls.
Ben Spies did not take part in the day’s running as he continues to suffer from the food poisoning that hampered his efforts in Sunday’s Grand Prix.
See below for the times from the third test of the MotoGP season
|1||Jorge LORENZO||Yamaha Factory Racing||1:47.435||–|
|2||Dani PEDROSA||Repsol Honda Team||1:47.549||+0.114|
|3||Casey STONER||Repsol Honda Team||1:47.551||+0.116|
|4||Nicky HAYDEN||Ducati Team||1:47.746||+0.311|
|5||Cal CRUTCHLOW||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||1:47.750||+0.315|
|6||Andrea DOVIZIOSO||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||1:47.775||+0.340|
|7||Stefan BRADL||LCR Honda||1:48.060||+0.625|
|8||Hector BARBERA||Pramac Racing Team||1:48.084||+0.649|
|9||Alvaro BAUTISTA||San Carlo Honda Gresini||1:48.530||+1.095|
|10||Valentino ROSSI||Ducati Team||1:48.565||+1.130|
|11||Hector BARBERA||Pramac Racing Team||1:49.148||+1.713|
|12||Aleix ESPARGARO||Power Electronics Aspar||1:49.547||+2.112|
|13||Yonny HERNANDEZ||Avintia Racing MotoGP||1:50.211||+2.776|
|14||Randy DE PUNIET||Power Electronics Aspar||1:50.516||+3.081|
|15||Michele PIRRO||San Carlo Honda Gresini||1:50.934||+3.499|
|16||Franco BATTAINI||Ducati Team||1:51.273||+3.838|
|17||Colin EDWARDS||NGM Mobile Forward Racing||1:51.997||+4.562|
|18||Ivan SILVA||Avintia Racing MotoGP||1:52.019||+4.584|