2013 MotoGP Austin Test Photos

Pedrosa tips into Turn 1. Nobody is happy with grip at the track yet, least of all Dani

Pedrosa tips his Honda in Turn 1. Nobody is happy with the grip yet, least of all Dani.

 

Working alone in a quiet garage, Bradl has made substantial progress.

Working alone in a quiet garage, Bradl has made substantial progress.

 

Waiting. Waiting. Waiting.

Waiting. Waiting. Waiting.

 

Lorenzo has an easy way about him, and always has a smile for everyone in the briefing.

Lorenzo has an easy way about him, and always has a smile for everyone in the briefing.

 

Pedrosa does not.

Pedrosa does not.

 

 it's tires all the way down.

The secret: it's tires all the way down.

 

Marquez is the blur that everyon'es chasing here.

Marquez is the blur that everyone's chasing here.

 

I have leathers that look like this. Crashed leathers.

I have leathers that look like this. Crashed leathers.

 

Marquez strolls in front of the Circuit of the Americas signature.

Marquez strolls in front of the Circuit of the Americas signature.

 

 Hopeful.

One of the many faces of Rossi. Here: Hopeful.

Comments

thanks

nice photos thanks...any update on times as of now?

Total votes: 23

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leuke fotos. alleen jammer dat je Pedrosa weer zo wegzet met je ''pedrosa does not'' en Lorenzo is all about smile.. totaal niet mee eens.

Total votes: 30

Niet onjuist

Pedrosa loopt al heel lang vaak rond met een treurig gezicht. Zelfs de commentators van BBC maakten soms grappen met hem van "smiling for once Dani" in interviews vorig jaar in het eind van het seizoen, toen hij goed form had.

Total votes: 29

De glimlach van Pedrosa

Pedrosa op de baan is heel erg serieus. Hij lacht soms, maar alleen als hij je goed kent. Omdat Andrew (die daar namens ons aanwezig is) Pedrosa nog niet eerder gezien heeft is Pedrosa misschien wat terughoudender dan anders. Het was sowieso een observatie van Andrew, en geen verwijt.

Total votes: 28

Just got back from the track (COTA)

Just got back from the track. My observation.....

The corner exit grip advantage of the Repsol Hondas is extremely obvious on turn 11!!! So obvious it's easy to see (and hear) with the naked eye.

The Repsol Hondas are opening throttle way before the apex. Point and shoot, and they hook up and they are gone! Even Bradl's Honda doesn't start to accelerate like the Repsol's, but mid apex at best.

The Yamahas open throttle mid-apex as well. I'd guess it's about 10 meters later....which is huge! Not to mention the Yamaha's noticeable sliding.

The Attack CRT doesn't open the throttle until longer after the apex.
I was shocked to notice such a huge difference with my own eyes in real time motion!

No one can touch the Resol Honda's electronics package right now.....it's on a whole other level!

It was incredible to see the bikes, riders and the incredible track!! COTA is an amazingly designed circuit!

Total votes: 45

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