Monday, November 10, 2014

Movistar Yamaha's Lorenzo On Top, Rossi 4th in Day 1 of MotoGP Off Season Testing in Valencia

Movistar Yamaha MotoGPGo to Yamahamotogp.comYFR Facebook pageYFR Twitter pageYFR Youtube channelYFR Instagram page
Valencia, Spain
Grand Prix of Valencia - MotoGP IRTA Test - Day 1

Lorenzo Leads First Day of Valencia MotoGP Testing
17:00 Local time GMT+1
SunnySunnyTemperatureAir 18°C
Track 19°C
TemperatureHumidity 34%
Free Practice
Pictures for editorial use only - Copyrights 2014 Yamaha Motor Racing Srl
Full photo gallery  
 Valencia (Spain), 10th November 2014

After having closed the 2014 season only yesterday, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi were back on the track less than 24 hours later to successfully test the 2015 YZR-M1 machines for the upcoming season.

The Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team made the most of the beautiful weather at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit by starting the session with the 2014 machine. The data derived from this year's bike was used as a point of reference once they switched to the 2015 M1 at half point.

Forty-five minutes into the five-hour long test session, Lorenzo entered the track as the eighth rider and immediately set the pace. After setting multiple fastest laps he led for most of the session with a 1’31.501. After completing seven laps he returned to the pits, but soon increased his lead further to a 1’31.421 when he returned to the track. Upon return to the pits he was pushed back by Pol Espargaro, but 2 hours and 20 minutes into the session Lorenzo retook the lead and soon improved his time to an impressive 1’30.975, making him the only rider to go under the 1’31 mark.

With two hours of the session remaining, teammate Valentino Rossi also joined his rivals on the track to have a go on the 2015 bike. It only took the nine-time World Champion five laps to reach the top five and he soon further improved his time to a 1’31.312. This was enough to shoot him up the rankings to third, just behind Lorenzo and Smith, but in front of Pol Espargarò. The Yamaha top four was leading the standings into the final hour of the first day of testing. Back in the pits Rossi got pushed back to fourth as Pol Espargarò improved. Rossi was determined to regain his position and headed back out to post some more flying laps. He was unable to improve in place, but further improved his time to a 1’31.250, just 0.275s behind his teammate.
Jorge Lorenzo
99Jorge Lorenzo
1st / 1'30.975 / 45 laps
"I was very happy to do this test because the weather was very stable all day. There was no wind and this was good because we were able to do all the things we needed try. We tried a lot of things to reduce the weight, especially with the chassis, but it’s important to have the same feeling despite decreasing the weight. Other than that we worked on the setting and some other little things. I am satisfied because I rode the fastest lap time, even better than the times set this weekend during the Grand Prix. I didn’t ride a 1’30 before, so this means the bike is working well.”

46Valentino Rossi
4th / 1'31.250 / 42 laps
“Today the biggest news was the chassis. We tried a chassis that’s a little bit different and we didn’t expect a lot of difference, but in reality the bike is better. I felt good and it helped me with braking and entering the corners. Yamaha did a good job and I already was able to go faster than the 2014 race bike, so that’s not bad. Later we tried some other things: a different pipe, some electronics and some other things. It’s been a good day. We have to work on all the areas of the bike but especially we have to try to stress the rear tyre less and keep a better pace when the tyre has done a lot of laps.”

Valentino Rossi
Massimo Meregalli
Massimo Meregalli
“After the end of a successful season, today we had a positive first day of testing. We used this session to get a feeling for the bike and to test some small things. Though the differences between the new 2015 bike and the 2014 one are minimal, there were some changes made on the frame and piping. We can be very satisfied with today’s results because Jorge rode an impressive lap in the 1’30’s, which is better than the times ridden this weekend. Valentino also showed a good pace and closed an all-Yamaha top four. This shows that the bike is working well.”

The extended imagery from today's MotoGP IRTA Test Session at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit (Valencia, Spain), is available on
1.Jorge Lorenzo (SPA)Movistar Yamaha MotoGP1'30.975
2.Pol Espargarò (SPA)Monster Yamaha Tech31'31.118
3.Bradley Smith (GBR)Monster Yamaha Tech31'31.204
4.Valentino Rossi (ITA)Movistar Yamaha MotoGP1'31.250
5.Andrea Iannone (ITA)Ducati Team1'31.465
6.Dani Pedrosa (SPA)Repsol Honda Team1'31.602
7.Andrea Dovizioso (ITA)Ducati Team1'31.644
8.Cal Crutchlow (GBR)CWM LCR Honda1'31.847
9.Michele Pirro (ITA)Ducati Test Team1'32.054
10.Yonny Hernandez (COL)Energy T.I. Pramac Racing1'32.146
11.Hector Barbera (SPA)Avintia Racing1'32.190
12.Stefan Bradl (GER)NGM Forward Racing1'32.209
13.Danilo Petrucci (ITA)Pramac Racing1'32.314
14.Aleix Espargaro (SPA)Team Suzuki MotoGP1'32.315
15.Scott Redding (GBR)Marc VDS Racing Team1'32.998
16.Alex De Angelis (RSM)Octo IodaRacing Team1'33.132
17.Maverick Viñales (SPA)Team Suzuki MotoGP1'33.268
18.Karel Abraham (CZE)Cardion AB Motoracing1'33.446
19.Mike Di Meglio (FRA)Avintia Racing1'33.594
20.Loris Baz (FRA)NGM Forward Racing1'33.834
21.Eugene Laverty (IRL)Drive M7 Aspar1'34.320
22.Jack Miller (AUS)CWM LCR Honda1'34.633
23.Alvaro Bautista (SPA)Factory Aprilia Gresini1'34.919
24.Alex Hofmann (GER)Aprilia Test Team1'35.646
25.Marco Melandri (ITA)Factory Aprilia Gresini1'35.959
26.Marc Marquez (SPA)Repsol Honda Team1'36.181
Technical Informations
CircuitRicardo Tormo Valencia
LocationValencia, Spain
Length (m)4005
Width (m)12
Turns righ5
Turns left9
Pole positionright
Grand Prix of Valencia
Record Lap
Time 1'31.515
Best Lap
Time 1'30.237
2013 Results
1st J.Lorenzo (Yamaha): 46'10.302
2ndD.Pedrosa (Honda): +3.934
3rdM.Marquez (Honda): +7.357
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
c/o Yamaha Motor Racing srl | Via Tinelli 67/69, 20855 Gerno di Lesmo (MB) Italy |


No comments:

Post a Comment

Keep it nice, but keep them coming!

---Please note---You can leave comments anonymously, but you can also leave them while logged into Google, Yahoo and other platforms.
We'd love to hear from you!

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.