Wind and rain hampers MotoGP Day 2 testing at Jerez

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As expected rain and wind hampered today’s second day of MotoGP testing at Jerez de la Frontera. In the first hour of the morning session from 10am to 11am and when it was still dry, Avintia CRT rider Ivan Silva and Ducati’s test rider Franco Battaini were the only ones to record lap times, while everyone else remained in the garages venturing out once in while to check the dark and cloudy skies over the Spanish circuit.

Silva’s best lap remained on top of the timesheets almost until the end of the session when there was a flurry of last minute activity in the final half hour when the track was almost completely dry, which saw Nicky Hayden prevail as the chequered flag was waved. Hayden’s final flying lap was in 1.40.775, followed by Karel Abraham who was 0,906 from the factory Ducati rider, with Ben Spies taking the third spot.

The best rider under the rain wasn’t the usual wet weather specialist, but Dani Pedrosa. The Repsol Honda rider was the first to brave the blustery weather conditions doing long runs and posted a best time of of 1′49.822. The other riders started out their wasted day by middle afternoon on full wet tires, but Pedrosa’s best time remained unchallenged even though Jorge Lorenzo was just 0.266 adrift in second. Yamaha Tech3’s Cal Crutchlow followed the two ‘aliens’ in third, but was more than 1.3s adrift.

According to tomorrow’s local weather forecast, the final day of testing should be cloudy, but dry.

MotoGP Jerez Day 2 results after the jump.

01- Nicky Hayden – Ducati Team – Ducati Desmosedici GP12 – 1’40.755 (40 laps)
02- Karel Abraham – Cardion AB Motoracing – Ducati Desmosedici GP12 – + 0.906 (39 laps)
03- Ben Spies – Yamaha Factory Racing – Yamaha YZR M1 – + 0.971 (26 laps)
04- Alvaro Bautista – San Carlo Honda Gresini – Honda RC213V – + 1.956 (27 laps)
05- Hector Barbera – Pramac Racing Team – Ducati Desmosedici GP12 – + 2.533 (35 laps)
06- Ivan Silva – Avintia Racing MotoGP – FTR Kawasaki – + 2.858 (37 laps)
07- Franco Battaini – Ducati Team – Ducati Desmosedici GP12 – + 3.509 (48 laps)
08- Michele Pirro – San Carlo Honda Gresini – FTR Honda – + 4.006 (9 laps)
09- James Ellison – Paul Bird Motorsport – ART GP12 – + 4.214 (30 laps)
10- Danilo Petrucci – CAME Iodaracing Project – Ioda TR003 – + 4.581 (24 laps)
11- Colin Edwards – NGM Mobile Forward Racing – Suter BMW – + 7.213 (26 laps)
12- Dani Pedrosa – Repsol Honda Team – Honda RC213V – + 9.067 (25 laps)
13- Jorge Lorenzo – Yamaha Factory Racing – Yamaha YZR M1 – + 9.333 (28 laps)
14- Cal Crutchlow – Monster Yamaha Tech 3 – Yamaha YZR M1 – + 10.372 (15 laps)
15- Andrea Dovizioso – Monster Yamaha Tech 3 – Yamaha YZR M1 – + 10.947 (16 laps)
16- Mattia Pasini – Speed Master Team – ART GP12 – + 11.017 (12 laps)
17- Stefan Bradl – LCR Honda – Honda RC213V – + 11.023 (23 laps)
18- Casey Stoner – Repsol Honda Team – Honda RC213V – + 11.101 (3 laps)
19- Valentino Rossi – Ducati Team – Ducati Desmosedici GP12 – + 11.155 (18 laps)
20- Randy De Puniet – Power Electronics Aspar – ART GP12 – + 11.642 (8 laps)
21- Aleix Espargaro – Power Electronics Aspar – ART GP12 – + 16.963 (8 laps)

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