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2013 Jerez MotoGP Post-Race Test, Final Times: Marquez Leads Close Group While Ducatis Work

Marc Marquez topped the timesheet at the end of the one-day test at Jerez, the Repsol Honda man setting his fastest time of the weekend as his team solved some of the front-end issues which had been dogging the Spaniard. Marquez' lead was very slim, however: less than a tenth of a second faster than Monster Tech 3 Yamaha's Cal Crutchlow, and a little more than a tenth quicker than Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa. Fourth fastest man was Valentino Rossi, but the Italian was nearly six tenths slower than Marquez.

While Honda focused on suspension and electronics - only a partial success, judging by the body language in Dani Pedrosa's pits, the Repsol Honda man gesturing that the rear was still moving around too much for his liking - Yamaha tested a new chassis, Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi alternating between the 2012 and 2013 chassis, and Bradley Smith testing the same chassis which Cal Crutchlow has been using this year (the one used by the Factory Yamaha team from Aragon onwards). Smith pronounced himself pleased, finding a clear improvement in braking stability which helped with his consistency. Rossi and Lorenzo, however, were still undecided between the two chassis, both versions offering improvements in some areas, but losing out in others. Lorenzo came down largely in favor, but Rossi is still not convinced of the benefits.

2013 Jerez MotoGP Race Result: Things That Go Bump In The Fight

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2013 Jerez Moto2 Race Result: A Handful Of Firsts

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2013 Jerez Moto3 Race Result: Early Leader Means Sudden Winner

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2013 Jerez Moto3 Warm Up Result: Vinales Out Front

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2013 Jerez Moto2 QP Result: The Heat Is On

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2013 Jerez MotoGP QP Result: Higher Temperatures Means Tempermental Tires

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2013 Jerez MotoGP FP4 Result: Lorenzo Builds On His Advantage

As temperatures climbed and tire performance became more unpredictable, the ever-consistent Jorge Lorenzo pulled nearly three-tenths on second-place Dani Pedrosa who, in turn, just nipped Cal Crutchlow. The surprise of the session was Andrea Iannone who was the top Ducati for the final free practice.

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2013 Jerez Moto3 QP Result: A Taste Of Home Cooking

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2013 Jerez Moto2 FP3 Result: Rabat Finds the Magic

Esteve Rabat led an all-Spanish top three in Moto2 FP3 at Jerez with a time of 1'42.967. Pol Espargaro, just two-tenths down, placed second and Nicolas Terol was third. Scott Redding, fastest in the previous test, placed fourth with final qualifying just ahead.

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2013 Jerez MotoGP FP3 Result: Crutchlow Clips Pedrosa, Lorenzo

Cal Crutchlow made good on the promise of fast pre season tests at Jerez by setting the quickest time of FP3. Spaniards Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo placed second and third respectively with Rossi in fourth -- a position he's held through most of practice. Stefan Bradl and Bradley Smith both failed to make Q2 initially and must first attempt to set a top-two time in Q1 to earn the right for the final qualifying round.

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2013 Jerez Moto3 FP3 Result: Rins Drops the Hammer

Alex Rins, for the second race in succession set the dominant time in the practice before qualifying with a 1'46.938; He was the only Moto3 rider to dip into the 1'46s. Jonas Folger clocked second fastest with Jack Miller in third at four-tenths back. Rins, within the first 10 minutes of FP3, dropped six-tenths of a second from Luis Salom's lead time from FP2. Then late in the session, Rins and Folger began slugging it out, trading the top spot a handful of times before Rins had the emphatic last word. Last year's winner, Romano Fenati, sat 21st on the timesheet.

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