2015 Misano MotoGP FP2 Result: Lorenzo Sets New Record Flying Ahead Of Marquez

Using Ducati-like wings on his Yamaha M1, Jorge Lorenzo set a new quickest time around Misano, with a 1'32.871, a twentieth of a second quicker than Marc Marquez. Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso were both under a half a second behind Lorenzo's new record time.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'32.871    
2 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'32.924 0.053 0.053
3 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'33.258 0.387 0.334
4 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'33.291 0.420 0.033
5 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'33.469 0.598 0.178
6 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 1'33.552 0.681 0.083
7 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'33.553 0.682 0.001
8 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'33.595 0.724 0.042
9 51 Michele PIRRO Ducati 1'33.674 0.803 0.079
10 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'33.785 0.914 0.111
11 45 Scott REDDING Honda 1'33.808 0.937 0.023
12 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Suzuki 1'33.840 0.969 0.032
13 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'34.132 1.261 0.292
14 25 Maverick VIÑALES Suzuki 1'34.215 1.344 0.083
15 50 Eugene LAVERTY Honda 1'34.345 1.474 0.130
16 76 Loris BAZ Yamaha Forward 1'34.500 1.629 0.155
17 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'34.595 1.724 0.095
18 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia 1'34.727 1.856 0.132
19 43 Jack MILLER Honda 1'34.856 1.985 0.129
20 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'35.011 2.140 0.155
21 6 Stefan BRADL Aprilia 1'35.036 2.165 0.025
22 69 Nicky HAYDEN Honda 1'35.394 2.523 0.358
23 15 Alex DE ANGELIS ART 1'35.735 2.864 0.341
24 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Ducati 1'35.853 2.982 0.118
25 71 Claudio CORTI Yamaha Forward 1'36.326 3.455 0.473
26 17 Karel ABRAHAM Honda 1'36.530 3.659 0.204

 

Round Number: 
13
2015
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Comments

Good on Lorenzo for throwing the gauntlet early in enemy territory!!! - and on the hard no less. But man......functional or not.......those M1 winglets are terrible looking. Just terrible, while the Duc's do not look quite so terrible.

Questions:
* Was Rossi also using winglets?
* Was everyone on medium?
* Is the surface abrasive a la Argentina, or just grippy?

Observations:
It looks to me like Jorge is 33.low, Marquez is 33.low and Rossi is 33.mid - maybe three tenths among them. I'd be surprised if Lorenzo wasn't on pole. Pedrosa's season has been all over the place so I don't know where he is.

On the winglets, Lorenzo had a clear advantage over Rossi in sector 3 especially, the high-speed sector - this was the area of greatest difference between the two - so if he was getting an aerodynamic gain, this is where one would expect it. I'm quite curious as to whether Rossi has these.

Kind of funny. You looked up all the lap times (good job), but you missed the cover story where it is reported that Valentino did not use the winglets. Looks like he'll try them tomorrow morning.

PS: David's tweets are on the right side of every motomatters page. Just spotted this one regarding the winglets.

* Was Rossi also using winglets?
NO, stated he may test them tomorrow.

* Was everyone on medium?
NO, it ran the gauntlet from FT-Medium RT-Medium / FT-Medium RT-Hard / FT-Hard RT-Hard

* Is the surface abrasive a la Argentina, or just grippy?
Neither, all riders that had tested there claimed that the track was slippery and bumpy in post session interviews. Pedrosa and Marquez both said it had significantly degraded (from super grippy and smooth to slippery and bumpy) in the 2 months since they last tested there.

If today was representative of qualifying I would say its a toss up between JL and MM for pole. MM found traffic an both of his fast runs at the end.

I personally feel its a toss up on how much an effect the winglets had on JL's times. He was also running NEW FT-Medium RT-Medium for the first time that session which everyone else was putting fast times on/with.

Yamaha made in the days of the 250's the Yamaha off Harada look ahum...... not so nice and their statement was at that time, they made it more aerodynamic so the other bikes couldn't get in their slipstream, at best Harada could get a slipstream of the other guys and with some luck stay in it ........ I really hope that this winglets or an improvement though I personally feel on a bike it isn't.