Repsol Honda Team leads the way on the first day of Valencia Test with the new RC213V

Date : 08/11/2011
Weather : Dry
Temperature : Air: 20 degrees, Ground: 23 degrees
Humidity : 53%

Repsol Honda riders Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa were back in action at Valencia circuit today on the new RC213V. Dani Pedrosa set the fastest lap time with 1'32.186 on his final lap of 40 and Casey Stoner who did 42 laps, finished closely behind him with a 1'32.322, recorded on lap 34.

The 1000cc prototype included some new parts after feedback from both factory riders when they tested the bike in Brno in August. HRC test rider Kosuke Akiyoshi also joined the Repsol Honda riders in a perfect day for testing, with temperatures reaching 20 degrees and no wind.

DANI PEDROSA – 1st 1'32.186
"It's been a good day for testing after so much rain! The track conditions were good which allowed us to work well on the bike and get the first feeling with the new RCV. We made a step forward from August, when I first tried the bike in Brno which is a good thing: we modified the front end a little and I felt the corner entry is better, also under braking. I'm quite satisfied, not because of the lap times but more for the feeling I had. It was a bike test but also a rider test, I feel it's like a schooling for me also and I enjoyed it. Not only the bike is new, also the tyres are different for these bikes, the engine is new, you have more power and more torque. We've been riding 800cc quite a long time and I feel that I need to adapt my riding style a little and it's interesting. It's more fun, in general".

CASEY STONER – 2nd 1'32.322
"Everything has gone pretty well for us we're struggling a little bit with the new tyres, we're finding they are giving us a little bit of chatter on the bike. We compared the bike that we tested in Jerez and Brno to the newer version we have here and we found quite a lot of improvements in some small ways with chattering but we still need to work on this some more. In general it was good to be out there on the 1000 and feel the horsepower, it's a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to feeling it on a lot of different tracks!".

Testing Results

1 Dani Pedrosa 1'32.186 SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
2 Casey Stoner 1'32.322 AUS HONDA Repsol Honda Team
3 Ben Spies 1'33.226 USA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing Team
4 Randy De Puniet 1'33.544 FRA SUZUKI Rizla Suzuki MotoGP
5 Cal Crutchlow 1'33.652 GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
6 Valentino Rossi 1'33.857 ITA DUCATI Ducati Marlboro Team
7 Andrea Dovizioso 1'33.859 ITA YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
8 Hector Barbera 1'34.174 SPA DUCATI Pramac Racing
9 Stefan Bradl 1'34.330 GER HONDA LCR Honda MotoGP
10 Karel Abraham 1'34.393 CZE DUCATI Cardion AB Motoracing
11 Franco Battaini 1'35.371 ITA DUCATI Ducati Marlboro Team
12 Kousuke Akiyoshi 1'35.728 JPN HONDA Repsol Honda Team
13 Ivan Silva 1'37.159 SPA N/A BQR Inmotec
14 Carmelo Morales 1'38.989 SPA BMW Team Laglisse
15 Gianluca Nannelli 1'39.173 ITA GAPAM Grillini Team
16 Federico Sandi 1'39.827 ITA GAPAM Grillini Team

Circuit information

First race 1999
GPs held 13
Laps 30
Race distance 120.150km / 74.670miles
Track length 4.005km / 2.489miles
Track width 12m
Longest straight 0.876km / 0.544miles
Corners 14 (5 right, 9 left)
Pole position Right

Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana
Autovía A3 Valencia-Madrid
Salida 334. 46380 - Cheste
(Valencia) SPAIN
T: +34 96 252 52 20
F: +34 96 252 52 24

Website: www.circuitvalencia.com

Circuit records
Pole position 1m31.002s (158.436km/h) Valentino Rossi (Yamaha, 2006)
Race lap 1m32.582s (155.732Km/h) Casey Stoner (Ducati, 2008)
Race time 46m43.533s (154.283km/h) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2007)
MotoGP Wins 2 (Casey Stoner 2008, 2011) (Dani Pedrosa 2007, 2009) (Valentino Rossi 2003, 2004)
2011 Winner Casey Stoner (Honda)

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