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2013 Moto2 Valencia February Day 1 Test Times: Terol Heads Spanish Trio

Nico Terol got his 2013 season off to a good start at Valencia, the Mapfre Aspar rider ending the first day of testing on top of the timesheets. Local boy Terol, who has a corner named after him at the Valencia circuit, is always fast at the track, and Tuesday was no exception, the Spaniard ending in the top three in all three Moto2 sessions.

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2013 Moto3 Valencia February Day 1 Test Times: Viñales Leads KTM Rout

Maverick Viñales topped the timesheets on the first day of testing for the Moto3 class at Valencia, leading a KTM charge which saw Austrian-powered bikes take eight of the top ten slots, with only Romano Fenati on the FTR Honda in 6th, and Efren Vazquez in 8th on the Suter-built Mahindra.

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Moto2 and Moto3 Meet for First Major Test of 2013 at Valencia - What to Look Out For.

After the MotoGP class kicked off the 2013 preseason at Sepang, testing season is now well and truly opened. From Tuesday, the Moto2 and Moto3 teams assemble at Valencia for their first group test of the year, a test which should provide a few clues to the way the 2013 might develop, while raising more questions to be answered at the following test next week at Jerez.

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Crunching The Numbers: How Does Marc Marquez' First MotoGP Test Compare?

Marc Marquez was heaped with praise in the media after his first laps on the Repsol Honda at Valencia on Wednesday. So much praise that some MotoGP fans grew sceptical, questioning whether ending the test over a second behind his new teammate and fastest man Dani Pedrosa was the great result that was being touted by the press. After all, Marquez had finished just 7th, behind all of the prototype riders from last year, and that was without the presence of Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi on the factory Yamahas.

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Bridgestone Press Release: Valencia Test Wrap Up

A press release from Bridgestone discussing the Valencia MotoGP test:

Pedrosa on top in Valencia post-season testing

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Bridgestone slick compounds available: Front: Soft, Medium. Rear: Medium, Hard (Asymmetric)
Bridgestone wet tyre compounds available: Soft

Day 1: Wet. Ambient 13-14°C; Track 10-12°C (Bridgestone measurement)
Day 2: Wet. Ambient 14-18°C; Track 15-16°C (Bridgestone measurement)

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Valencia MotoGP Test Day 2 Round Up: The Futility Of Chasing The Weather, And Fast Debuts

Tuesday afternoon at Valencia saw groups of people huddled together up and down the paddock discussion what to do. With the weather having made the first day of testing difficult, and much, much worse forecast for Wednesday - half an inch or more of rain was forecast to fall during the seven hours of the test on Wednesday - several teams contemplated the prospect of packing up and heading elsewhere in search of a dry track.

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Valencia MotoGP Test Day 2 Press Releases - Now With Added Aragon

Press releases from the MotoGP teams who stayed at Valencia and actually got some track time, and from Yamaha, who went to Aragon, and sat about watching the rain:


After the disappointment of yesterday’s rain Bradley Smith finally got the chance to make his MotoGP™ debut at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia this morning.

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Valencia MotoGP Test Day 2 Final Times: Pedrosa Leads Crutchlow, Marquez Impresses

The heavy rain promised for the second day of the MotoGP test at Valencia never came, the track drying towards the end of the day, allowing almost everyone to get out and put in a number of laps on a dry track. Dani Pedrosa ended the day on top of the timesheets, posting a time underneath the race lap record, a sign that the condition of the track was good enough at the end. Cal Crutchlow ended as 2nd fastest, a third of a second behind Pedrosa, and a little over a tenth quicker than Stefan Bradl, who has just announced a contract extension with LCR and HRC. 

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Bridgestone Press Release: Shinji Aoki Talks Tricky Tire Choices At Valencia

Below is the usual post-race press release debrief from Bridgestone, discussing how their tires handled the difficult conditions at Valencia:

Valencia MotoGP™ debrief with Shinji Aoki

Tuesday, 13 November 2012
Bridgestone slick compounds available: Front: Soft, Medium. Rear: Medium, Hard (Asymmetric)
Bridgestone wet tyre compounds available: Soft (Main), Hard (Alternative)

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