Good to all sports lovers, and especially lovers of automotive sports. Today I bring you an analysis of what was the MotoGP 2019 test, made in the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia and Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.
On Tuesday, November 20 and Wednesday, November 21, 2018 the usual tests were carried out after finishing the 2018 MotoGP season, at the Ricardo Tormo circuit, Valencia. In addition, other tests were conducted in the Jerez de la Frontera circuit, Spain, on the 28th and 29th of the same month.
The first day of the long-awaited MotoGP 2019 test took place on Tuesday, November 20, where the new riders who made their debut in the premier class of motorcycles and those who changed teams had the opportunity to have contact with the track with his new bikes, among them we have Jorge Lorenzo, who race in the 2019 season of the Honda team; Joan Mir, the only Rookie to participate in the tests with the motorcycle of the official Suzuki team; Johann Zarco, was received by KTM after his two great years with the Yamaha affiliate team; Pecco Bagnaia, Moto2 champion, who participated with the Pramac team, a Ducati affiliate team; Andrea Iannone,After two seasons at Suzuki, the Italian rode for the first time in the Aprilia RS-GP; Danilo Petrucci , despite having in 2018 the same bike as the Official Ducati, in the 2019 season will run with the official team to replace Jorge Lorenzo; Miguel Oliveira, debutant of the category with KTM Tech 3; among others.
Test at the Ricardo Tormo circuit
On day 1, he was dominated by the official Yamaha rider, M. VIÑALES #12, who set a time of 1:31.416, followed by Marc Márquez #93 1:31.718 (+0.302) and Valentino Rossi #46 1:31.845 (+0.429) . To close the top 5 we find Andrea Dovizioso with 1:31.846 and Bradl with 1:31.015.
Like the first day of testing in the circuit of the Valencian community, the second day was dominated by M. Viñales , who improved his time by marking, doing 1:30.757, followed by the Ducati driver Andrea Dovizioso with 1:30.890 and in the third place, Marc Marquez , who set his best time of 1:30.911. The fourth place was occupied by Jack MIller 1:30.939 and Danilo Petrucci with 1:30.959. Italian Yamaha Factory Racing driver Valentino Rossi finished ninth with a time of 1:31.371.
Test in Jerez de la Frontera
The tests of Jerez de la Frontera were dominated by the Ducati, Danilo Petrucci #9 being the fastest with 1:37.968 in 53 total laps and Andrea Dovizioso was second with 1:38.185 (+0.217s), the Japanese Takaaki Nakagami , being the Honda faster, performing a time of 1:38.348 (+0.380s), completing a total of 67 laps. The Spanish M. Viñales remained in the fourth position at +0.408 and the fifth place was occupied by Marc MARQUEZ at +0.549 of Petrucci's best time of the day. Valentino Rossi , had a bad day of test to finish in a very bad position, to achieve a best time of 1:39.564, which gave him the position number 17.
Takaaki NAKAGAMI #30 of Honda finished in first position in the second and final day of testing at the Jerez circuit to obtain a time of 1:37,945, followed by Marc MARQUEZ with a time of 1:37.970 and Maverick Viñales with 1:38,066. Marquez's new partner, Spaniard Jorge LORENZO finished fourth with a lap of 1:38.105, and to finish the top 5, driver Danilo PETRUCCI with a time of 1: 38.109. Valentino Rossi Italian remained in the 11th position, scoring a lap of 1:38.596.
In conclusion it can be said after the 2 days of tests that were made in the circuit of the Valencian community and Jerez de la Frontera respectively, that the Ducati took the first blow, where Dovizioso, Petrucci and Miller agreed that the bike gave a step forward. In addition, both Honda riders, both Marquez and now the new star pilot of the Jorge Lorenzo brand, agreed that the bike is fine, but you also have to make several changes for the following season, to improve even more.
The drivers of Yahama M. Viñales and V. Rossi, coincided in the improvement of the two 2019 engines that tested in the tests, but nevertheless, Rossi says that even with the new engine they suffer with the rims, which are almost in the same situation in the recently completed 2018 season, which is not a good omen.
The various improvements on Suzuki's bike were noticed, mainly with the arrival of the new engine, where the riders observed that there is more power and top speed. And finally both KTM and Aprilia have a lot of work to do, to improve the bike of the next season, since none of the pilots have been able to have good feelings on the track with the tests they did.
Jack Miller- Ducati: "It's better in everything, when turning, when braking, when you stop it, when you accelerate you can be softer. You feel that it is easier, lighter, easier to drive, especially in the change of direction ".
Andrea Dovizioso-Ducati:"The final result is not important. I'm happy with the rhythm. We go home relaxed and with a clear idea. "
Marc Marquez-Honda:" That the new bike is already at the level of the old one is the best signal. The feeling is that we are a bit better at the beginning. "
Valentino Rossi- Yamaha:"In my opinion it is quite clear which one we are going to choose, the problem is that it does not make a clear difference. More or less we are where we were in 2018. "
Information of the Circuits:
Circuit of the Valencian Community Ricardo Tormo (Wikipedia)
Location: Cheste, Flag of the Valencian Community of Valencia
Coordinates: 39 ° 29'09 "N 0 ° 37'41" OCoordinates: 39 ° 29'09 "N 0 ° 37'41" W (map)
Events: Formula 4 (Spain); MotoGP; CEV International Championship; NWES
Length: 4,005 km
Lap: record: 1:08.5431 (Formula 1) Anthony Davidson Honda (2006)
Inauguration: September 19, 1999 (19 years old)
Capacity: 120,000 spectators
Circuito de Jerez-Ángel Nieto (Wikipedia)
Location: Jerez de la Frontera, Andalusia, Flag of Spain Spain
Coordinates: 36 ° 42'30 "N 6 ° 02'03" OCoordinates: 36 ° 42'30 "N 6 ° 02'03" W (map)
Events: MotoGP; Formula 4 (Spain); FIM CEV
Longitude: 4.423 km
Record lap: 1: 15.6501 (Formula 1) Michael Schumacher, Ferrari (2004)
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