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.
A dry track allowed Marc Marquez to make his debut aboard the RC213V, the young Spaniard making a very impressive debut. Marquez built speed quickly, ending the day a little over a second behind Pedrosa after just 27 laps on the bike, and three tenths slower than Alvaro Bautista. Andrea Dovizioso was also quicker than the first day, finally getting some dry time on the Ducati and ending nine tenths behind Pedrosa. Bradley Smith put in laps on both a damp track and in the dry, finishing the day 2.2 seconds behind Pedrosa.
Times at the end of second day of testing at Valencia:
|8||51||Michele Pirro||Ducati Test||1:33.625||1.303||0.222|
|10||93||Randy De Puniet||ART||1:34.081||1.759||0.248|
|13||9||Danilo Petrucci||Suter BMW||1:35.403||3.081||0.094|
|14||8||Hector Barbera||FTR Kawasaki||1:39.248||6.926||3.845|
|16||7||Hiroshi Aoyama||FTR Kawasaki|
|17||71||Claudio Corti||FTR Kawasaki|
|18||5||Colin Edwards||FTR Kawasaki|