Friday, April 11, 2014

Team Movistar Yamaha's Rossi 5th & Lorenzo 8th in Day 1 Practice of MotoGP Round 2 at COTA

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Austin, Texas
Grand Prix of the Americas
Yamaha Takes to the Track in Texas
15:00 Local time GMT-5
SunnySunnyTemperatureAir 27°C
Track 45°C
TemperatureHumidity 51%
Free Practice
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 Austin (Texas), 11th April 2014

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP riders Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo took to the track today for the first free practice sessions ahead of this weekend’s Grand Prix of The Americas.

The first day’s action on the Circuit of The Americas (COTA) proved to be a tough one for both Rossi and Lorenzo as they began the hunt for an optimum set up for Sunday. Nine-time world champion Rossi dropped a place from fourth to fifth between the two sessions but was able to improve his lap time by just over a second as he got to grips with the Texan track to finish just three tenths from second placed rider Andrea Dovizioso.

Teammate Lorenzo was also able to make a big step into the second session after a frustrating start to the day saw him end practice one in 12th place. The Mallorcan worked hard through session two, climbing as high as third at one point before settling for eighth in the combined times, less than two tenths from his teammate in fifth.
46Valentino Rossi
5th / 2'04.793 / 14 laps

“I’m quite satisfied about today because I already have a good feeling with the bike. We have a lot to improve but the general balance of the bike is not so bad. This morning I was fourth and this afternoon I am fifth. I’m not happy with that because I have a better potential but I don't work well with the soft tyre yet. I think I have the possibility to go a bit faster and stay with the top three but I’m not yet able to use the maximum potential of the tyre. We have to continue and work to improve the balance and the setting, I also need to improve my riding style and try the maximum for tomorrow.”
Valentino Rossi
Jorge Lorenzo
99Jorge Lorenzo
8th / 2'04.976 / 10 laps

“It looks like compared to the Hondas we are struggling, more or less the same as we were last year. We made a big step from the morning session although still too far from Marquez in first but not so far from second place. We need to make adjustments to the bike and electronics to make a perfect set up and also I need to improve myself as an influence. On the bike I feel a little tired, but compared to the morning session I feel happier.”
Massimo Meregalli
Massimo Meregalli

“There is a gap to the front at the moment but we are honestly in a better position than last year when we started here so I am confident we can improve session by session, exactly as we did at the last round in Qatar. Both riders performed well today, I believe Vale’s gap to the front would have been smaller if he had been using a softer tyre but he spent most of the second session working with the hardest option to see what was possible. Jorge made a big improvement from the first session, working as hard as possible despite still recovering from a flu virus. We’re going to take today’s data now and work tonight to prepare the next steps for tomorrow so we can take the set up a step further.”
The extended imagery from today's Free Practice 1 and 2 at the Circuit of the Americas (Austin, Texas) is available on
1.Marc Marquez (SPA)Repsol Honda Team2'03.490
2.Andrea Dovizioso (ITA)Ducati Team2'04.495
3.Dani Pedrosa (SPA)Repsol Honda Team2'04.623
4.Andrea Iannone (ITA)Pramac Racing2'04.669
5.Valentino Rossi (ITA)Movistar Yamaha MotoGP2'04.793
6.Aleix Espargaro (SPA)NGM Mobile Forward Racing2'04.844
7.Stefan Bradl (GER)LCR Honda MotoGP2'04.870
8.Jorge Lorenzo (SPA)Movistar Yamaha MotoGP2'04.976
9.Cal Crutchlow (GBR)Ducati Team2'04.981
10.Bradley Smith (GBR)Monster Yamaha Tech32'05.366
11.Alvaro Bautista (SPA)Go&Fun Honda Gresini2'05.453
12.Pol Espargarò (SPA)Monster Yamaha Tech32'05.672
13.Scott Redding (GBR)Go&Fun Honda Gresini2'05.937
14.Nicky Hayden (USA)Drive M7 Aspar2'06.188
15.Yonny Hernandez (COL)Energy T.I. Pramac Racing2'06.376
16.Colin Edwards (USA)NGM Mobile Forward Racing2'06.880
17.Hiroshi Aoyama (JPN)Drive M7 Aspar2'07.034
18.Karel Abraham (CZE)Cardion AB Motoracing2'07.053
19.Hector Barbera (SPA)Avintia Racing2'07.211
20.Danilo Petrucci (ITA)Came Iodaracing Project2'08.379
21.Michael Laverty (GBR)Paul Bird Motorsport2'08.973
22.Brok Parkes (AUS)Paul Bird Motorsport2'09.004
23.Mike Di Meglio (FRA)Avintia Racing2'09.247
Technical Informations
CircuitCircuit of the Americas
LocationAustin, Texas
Length (m)5513
Width (m)15
Turns righ9
Turns left11
Pole positionleft
Grand Prix of the Americas
Record Lap
Time 2'04.242
Best Lap
Time 2'03.021
2013 Results
1st M.Marquez (Honda): 43'42.123
2ndD.Pedrosa (Honda): +1.534
3rdJ.Lorenzo (Yamaha): +3.381
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