2012 IRTA MotoGP Jerez Test Day 3 Press Release Round Up

Press releases from the MotoGP teams after the last day of the IRTA test at Jerez:


The circuit of Jerez de la Frontera hosted the Irta test for the MotoGP class from 23rd till 25th March.

2012 IRTA MotoGP Jerez Test Day 3 Times, 2pm: Lorenzo Leads Repsol Riders

After yesterday's miserable conditions, the weather at Jerez on Sunday is nearly perfect. The sun is out, the wind has dropped, and the track is plenty warm. The teams are all very busy trying to catch up after losing most of a day yesterday, and the track is very busy, as is the circuit, with over 5,000 fans turning out for the test.

2012 IRTA MotoGP Jerez Test Day 2 Round Up: Rain, the Tire Saga, and Cost-Cutting vs Increasing Income

"What we should do," the Jose Maroto, the Spanish editor of Motociclismo said to me, "Is organize MotoGP in Ethiopia, or anywhere they are having a drought. It hasn't rained here in Jerez for 70 days, and this is what happens when we arrive." It had happened in Sepang, and it happened at Jerez, the weather was the major protagonist on the second day of testing at the Spanish circuit, with high winds and heavy rain dominating much of the day.

2012 IRTA MotoGP Jerez Test Day 2 Press Release Round Up

Press releases from the MotoGP team after the washed-out second day of testing at Jerez:


Jerez, 24 March: unfavourable weather conditions limited productivity of premier class riders on day 2 of Jerez testing session. Grey skies and poor rain welcomed 1000cc riders today who sat out the first part of the practice till lunch time.

Dorna and MSMA Swap Proposals At Jerez For 2013: One Bike Per Rider, Price Cap on Satellite Bikes, Limits

Talks are continuing at Jerez over the future of MotoGP, with the focus on how to reduce costs for a sustainable championship. After the proposals that Dorna presented to the factories at Sepang, with measures including a rev limit and a standard ECU, it was the turn of the factories to come with their counterproposals to make the championship affordable. 

Scott Jones Introduces Limited Edition Signed Prints Of Kenny Roberts At The Indy Mile

One of my most abiding motorcycle racing memories comes from my first trip to Indianapolis for the 2009 MotoGP race. On the Saturday night, I joined the majority of the paddock in making the pilgrimage to the Indiana State Fairground for the Indy Mile flat track races, the first time I had ever visited a flat track race. In addition to the overwhelming visceral experience of having a couple of dozen thundering twins roar by at over a hundred miles an hour, rear wheel sideways and looking for grip, came something very special indeed.

2012 IRTA MotoGP Jerez Test Day 1 Round Up: On Fast Factories, CRTs, Tires, and Ducati's Travails

The first day of the final test ahead of the MotoGP season, and normal service has been resumed. The factory boys - well, the factory Hondas and Yamahas - are top of the pile, and fairly comfortably ahead of the rest.

2012 IRTA MotoGP Jerez Test Day 1 Press Release Round Up

Press releases from the MotoGP team after the first day of the IRTA test at Jerez:


After a rest day it is time for MotoGP IRTA Test. There are great expectations from everybody because it’s the first real comparsion between the MotoGP and all the new CRT.

2012 IRTA MotoGP Jerez Test Day 1 Times, 1pm: Lorenzo Leads Pedrosa

The track is busy at Jerez for the first joint test of all of the MotoGP factory prototypes and CRT bikes together, and despite strong winds, all of the riders are out and hard at work. Times, though, are slow: Jorge Lorenzo is nearly a second and a half off the 2011 pole set by Casey Stoner, a natural result of the wind and the fact that this is the first morning of the test.

2012 IRTA MotoGP Jerez Test Preview - No Place Left To Hide

With the Moto2 and Moto3 trucks all departed from the paddock, the Jerez circuit is now the domain of the MotoGP teams for the final test ahead of the season opener at Qatar. Thursday, the eve of the test, saw a massive amount of pit lane activity, but mainly among the photographers as they chased up and down the track shooting the riders in their full season livery for publicity shoots and the official MotoGP.com website.


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