2011 Valencia Post-Race Overall Test Times: Pedrosa Fastest, but Morales Improves By 3 Seconds

For a complete picture of the times from the two days of testing, below are comparisons for all riders from both days of testing. The track improved a lot during the second day of testing, and everyone who rode both days set their fastest time on Wednesday, the second day of the test.


Overall times:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Day
1 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1:31.807   Wednesday
2 27 Casey Stoner Honda 1:31.968 0.161 Wednesday
3 11 Ben Spies Yamaha 1:32.338 0.531 Wednesday
4 35 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 1:32.550 0.743 Wednesday
5 4 Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha 1:33.256 1.449 Wednesday
6 46 Valentino Rossi Ducati 1:33.332 1.525 Wednesday
7 17 Karel Abraham Ducati 1:33.433 1.626 Wednesday
8 14 Randy de Puniet Suzuki 1:33.544 1.737 Tuesday
9 8 Hector Barbera Ducati 1:33.648 1.841 Wednesday
10 19 Alvaro Bautista Honda 800 1:33.814 2.007 Wednesday
11 0 Stefan Bradl Honda 800 1:34.142 2.335 Wednesday
12 0 Kousuke Akiyoshi Honda 1:34.546 2.739 Wednesday
13 69 Franco Battaini Ducati 1:34.840 3.033 Wednesday
14 31 Carmelo Morales Suter BMW 1:35.911 4.104 Wednesday
15 22 Ivan Silva BQR Inmotec 1:36.695 4.888 Wednesday
16 68 Yonny Hernandez FTR Kawasaki 1:37.279 5.472 Wednesday
17 23 Federico Sandi Gapam BMW 1:38.680 6.873 Wednesday
18 0 Gianluca Nannelli Gapam BMW 1:39.173 7.366 Tuesday

Rider improvements from day 1 to day 2

One of the more interesting comparisons to make is in terms of who improved most during the test. Though the Repsol Honda riders did well, improving their times by over a third of a second, it was the Yamahas that made the biggest step forward of the factory bikes, Ben Spies picking up nearly nine-tenths of a second, Cal Crutchlow going over 1.1 seconds faster on Wednesday than he had done on Tuesday. Most of the Ducatis were firmly in the middle, gaining about half a second over the previous day.

Biggest improvement of the test came from Carmelo Morales on the BMW Suter run by Laglisse. Morales picked up over three seconds between the first and the second day, down in part to his getting a better handle on the Bridgestone tires.

Improvements:

No. Rider Bike Tuesday Wednesday Improvement
26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1:32.186 1:31.807 0.379
27 Casey Stoner Honda 1:32.322 1:31.968 0.354
11 Ben Spies Yamaha 1:33.226 1:32.338 0.888
35 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 1:33.652 1:32.550 1.102
4 Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha 1:33.859 1:33.256 0.603
46 Valentino Rossi Ducati 1:33.857 1:33.332 0.525
17 Karel Abraham Ducati 1:34.393 1:33.433 0.960
14 Randy de Puniet Suzuki 1:33.544 - -
8 Hector Barbera Ducati 1:34.174 1:33.648 0.526
19 Alvaro Bautista Honda 800   1:33.814  
0 Stefan Bradl Honda 800 1:34.330 1:34.142 0.188
0 Kousuke Akiyoshi Honda 1:35.728 1:34.546 1.182
69 Franco Battaini Ducati 1:35.371 1:34.840 0.531
31 Carmelo Morales Suter BMW 1:38.989 1:35.911 3.078
22 Ivan Silva BQR Inmotec 1:37.159 1:36.695 0.464
68 Yonny Hernandez FTR Kawasaki - 1:37.279 -
23 Federico Sandi Gapam BMW 1:39.827 1:38.680 1.147
0 Gianluca Nannelli Gapam BMW 1:39.173 - -

All times set during both days of the test, in order:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Day
1 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1:31.807   Wednesday
2 27 Casey Stoner Honda 1:31.968 0.161 Wednesday
3 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1:32.186 0.379 Tuesday
4 27 Casey Stoner Honda 1:32.322 0.515 Tuesday
5 11 Ben Spies Yamaha 1:32.338 0.531 Wednesday
6 35 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 1:32.550 0.743 Wednesday
7 11 Ben Spies Yamaha 1:33.226 1.419 Tuesday
8 4 Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha 1:33.256 1.449 Wednesday
9 46 Valentino Rossi Ducati 1:33.332 1.525 Wednesday
10 17 Karel Abraham Ducati 1:33.433 1.626 Wednesday
11 14 Randy de Puniet Suzuki 1:33.544 1.737 Tuesday
12 8 Hector Barbera Ducati 1:33.648 1.841 Wednesday
13 35 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 1:33.652 1.845 Tuesday
14 19 Alvaro Bautista Honda 800 1:33.814 2.007 Wednesday
15 46 Valentino Rossi Ducati 1:33.857 2.050 Tuesday
16 4 Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha 1:33.859 2.052 Tuesday
17 0 Stefan Bradl Honda 800 1:34.142 2.335 Wednesday
18 8 Hector Barbera Ducati 1:34.174 2.367 Tuesday
19 0 Stefan Bradl Honda 800 1:34.330 2.523 Tuesday
20 17 Karel Abraham Ducati 1:34.393 2.586 Tuesday
21 0 Kousuke Akiyoshi Honda 1:34.546 2.739 Wednesday
22 69 Franco Battaini Ducati 1:34.840 3.033 Wednesday
23 69 Franco Battaini Ducati 1:35.371 3.564 Tuesday
24 0 Kousuke Akiyoshi Honda 1:35.728 3.921 Tuesday
25 31 Carmelo Morales Suter BMW 1:35.911 4.104 Wednesday
26 22 Ivan Silva BQR Inmotec 1:36.695 4.888 Wednesday
27 22 Ivan Silva BQR Inmotec 1:37.159 5.352 Tuesday
28 68 Yonny Hernandez FTR Kawasaki 1:37.279 5.472 Wednesday
29 23 Federico Sandi Gapam BMW 1:38.680 6.873 Wednesday
30 31 Carmelo Morales Suter BMW 1:38.989 7.182 Tuesday
31 0 Gianluca Nannelli Gapam BMW 1:39.173 7.366 Tuesday
32 23 Federico Sandi Gapam BMW 1:39.827 8.020 Tuesday

 

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Anyone know how the Tech 3 bikes compare to Spies' bike? (the specs, not the times)

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I believe they were the same spec. If I'm not mistaken Spies was testing chassis settings in order to direct future development. I assume that the main goal of Tech 3 was to establish a baseline in the data.

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Spies said they were not close to the limit of the bike, they are more focused on collecting data, not sure what Tech3 had planned, to me that says Spies has another half second somewhere to use.

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