Tuesday, February 5, 2013

MotoGP testing

Like most, suffering from racing withdrawal... thank goodness the testing season has started. 
1.  Pedrosa -- no surprise, a continuation of his fast form from 2012
2.  Lorenzo -- right behind, although in a race situation he finds his way to the front
3.  Marquez -- in third at this early juncture is either moot or an indication to come...
4.  Rossi (!) -- considering he was never a good qualifier nor known to be fast in testing, we might see him return to the podium regularly this season
5.  Bradl -- making steady progress

The top 5 were covered by .6 of a second.  Notables in the rest of the field see Hayden in the top 10, but 2 seconds off the pace; Bradley Smith ahead of Dovi; Spies 4 seconds adrift and behind a few CRT bikes; and finally, Edwards at the back of the pack, managing only 25 laps and trailing newcoming Aussie Bryan Staring.

Who knows what day 2 will bring?  More of the same, or will riders continue to come to grips with their new or new for 2013 machines?

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