2013 Jerez Moto2 And Moto3 Test Day 3 Press Releases

Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after the third day of testing at Jerez:


A DIFFICULT DAY FOR ZARCO

Although the weather has given a beautiful sky for the third day of testing at Jerez IRTA la Frontera, was a difficult day for Johann Zarco.

Much of the work done with the team led by Giovanni Sandi was focused on trying new material provided by Suter. ThecZarco's bike has been updated with the latest issues of the Swiss factory, but the rider lost his confidence.

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Repsol Media Press Release Interview and Video: Pedrosa's Crew Chief Mike Leitner Talks Austin

After interviews with riders Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez, the Repsol Media Service today issued a video interview with Dani Pedrosa's crew chief, Mike Leitner. Leitner is a sharp and intelligent man, always insightful and capable of offering incisive comments on racing, and the factors that go into it.

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2013 Jerez Moto3 Test Day 3 Times: Viñales Fastest Before Crashing Out of Test

The third day of testing for Moto3 started well for Maverick Viñales, the Team Calvo rider setting the fastest time of the day in the early session, but ended badly, Viñales crashing heavily later in the afternoon. The Spaniard fell at Turn 11, the fastest corner of the circuit, getting his hand trapped under his handlebars and grinding the top of his right ring finger off. Viñales was examined at the circuit, before flying back to Barcelona for further medical attention.

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2013 Jerez Moto2 Test Day 3 Times: Espargaro Back In Charge

After a day lost to dismal conditions, testing resumed in full force at Jerez under blue skies. The dry condiitions and warm temperatures saw Pol Espargaro return to the top of the timesheets, the Spaniard posting his fastest time in the afternoon Moto2 session, and persuading the Spaniard to skip the final combined session of the day altogether. Second fastest man was Takaaki Nakagami, the Italtrans rider continuing his showing of strong form, ending fractionally ahead of his teammate Julian Simon.

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Colin Edwards' Video Tour of the Austin Track

Veteran World Superbike TV commentator - and commentator of many other premium motorsports series - Jonathan Green has been enlisted by the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, to help promote the Austin round of MotoGP, scheduled for 21st April this year. To this end, Green engaged the help of Colin Edwards to talk him around the track, and explain the ins and outs of the Texas circuit.

Despite the wind noise which blights some of the commentary, it offers an interesting insight into the nature of the track, with Edwards helping to unlock some of the secrets of the circuit. The video follows below:

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Dunlop Introduces Electronics Into Tires: RFID In Moto2 & Moto3

Electronics are to take a further step in the world of motorcycle racing this season. In addition to being abundant throughout engine and chassis, Moto2 and Moto3 official tire supplier Dunlop is to introduce them into the tires. In an official press release issued today, Dunlop announced that they will be using RFID chips in the spec tires used in Moto2 and Moto3, to keep precise track of the tires used in both classes.

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2013 Jerez Moto2 And Moto3 Test Day 2 Press Releases

Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after the rained-out second day of testing at Jerez: 


THE RAIN HAS FORCED ZARCO TO STAY IN THE PIT

The heavy rain fallen on Jerez Circuit has complicated the Came Iodaracing test day. The team, considered the bad condition of the track, has decided to stay in the pit to avoid Johann Zarco to take useless risks.

It was in any way an useful day because Came Iodaracing technicians worked a lot with Suter staff to improve the setting of the bike according to the informations that Zarco give to them yesterday.

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2013 Jerez Moto2 And Moto3 Test Day 2 Times: Redding and Miller Quickest on a Soaking Track

The rain in Spain fell mainly along the southern coast on Tuesday, with very large quantities - the kind of torrential downpour that would rival Sepang - falling at the Circuito de Velocidad in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. With rain so heavy it reduced visibility to a few meters at times, the circuit endured a soaking that left standing water on the circuit for most of the day, forcing a late start and severely curtailing track time for both the Moto2 and Moto3 classes on the second day of the Jerez test.

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Repsol Media Press Release Interview and Video: Marquez On Being Fastest In Austin Testing

The Repsol Media Service, industrious as ever, released another interview after testing at Austin. After the interview with Dani Pedrosa yesterday, today it was the turn of Marc Marquez, the man who topped the test. The Repsol Honda man talks about adapting to the MotoGP bike, his progress in learning to ride a MotoGP machine, the Austin circuit, and which races he is most looking forward to. The press release interview and video is shown below:


"I started to have more fun on the bike in Austin"

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2013 Jerez Moto2 Test Day 1 Times: Elias Leads A Kalex Armada

Toni Elias has topped the first day of testing at Jerez for the Moto2 class, leading an armada of Kalexes at the top of the timesheet. Testing took place under blue skies, in stark contrast to both the weather expected for Tuesday, and the previous fog- and rain-affected test at the Jerez track back in February.

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2013 Jerez Moto3 Test Day 1 Times: Folger Leads Ahead Of Spanish Trio

Blue skies and warm weather greeted the Moto2 and Moto3 riders in Jerez, for the start of the final test ahead of the season opener at Qatar. The weather helped the Moto3 men and woman get up to speed quickly, though there was plenty of work going on in the pits as well. Mapfre Aspar's Jonas Folger ended the day as fastest, the German bringing a welcome break to the hegemony of Spanish riders which has so far been a feature of Moto3 testing. Folger's progress was clear from the previous test, improving his own time by six tenths of a second, to lead Alex Rins by a quarter of a second.

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Repsol Media Press Release Interview: Dani Pedrosa Talks Testing At Austin

The Repsol Media Service released the following video interview with Dani Pedrosa, complete with English transcription, after the latest MotoGP test at Austin:


"Austin is a difficult circuit, with a 'Formula 1' layout"

Repsol Honda rider analyses first runout at the Circuit of the Americas with his Honda RC213V.

2012 MotoGP World Championship runner-up, Dani Pedrosa, explains his first impressions of the newest circuit on the calendar for 2013. The Repsol Honda rider gives a positive analysis of the three day test at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, and says he is looking forward to the final test at Jerez and the season opener in Qatar on April 7th.

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SofaRacer Speaks - An Open Letter To Michael Laverty

Dear Michael Laverty,

You are a thief.

In 2013, riding an Aprilia powered PBM CRT bike you will compete in the 18 round MotoGP world championship. Between the months of April and November you will travel the globe, racing against the best of the best on some of the most iconic circuits in the world.

You have stolen my dream. How very dare you.

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2013 Jerez Moto2 And Moto3 Test Preview - Last Battle Of The Phony War

In three weeks' time, the 2013 season gets underway for all three Grand Prix classes, and motorcycle racing's winter will finally be over. Before that, there is a week of testing at Jerez, where first the Moto2 and Moto3 classes get their final run out on the track from Monday through Thursday, before MotoGP takes to the track on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

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