2012 Mugello MotoGP Test Times: Lorenzo Leads Hondas
Jorge Lorenzo was the fastest man of the day at the post-race test at Mugello, continuing where he left off on Sunday. Lorenzo ended just ahead of the Repsol Hondas of Dani Pedrosa and Casey Stoner, both men having set their fastest time on the 2012 version of the RC213V, rather than the new version which Honda had brought. Pedrosa only managed three laps on the new bike before a gearchange mistake caused him to crash in the final corner, putting an end to further testing on the bike. Nicky Hayden was 4th quickest, just three tenths behind Lorenzo, and fractionally faster than Cal Crutchlow and Andrea Dovizioso, while Stefan Bradl ended the day 7th quickest.
Valentino Rossi ended the session in 10th, but his testing day was disrupted when an electronics fault on the new engine caused him to crash at Correntaio. That meant Rossi lost half a day on the revised engine, while engineers tried to track down the cause of the mistake. The changes to the weight distribution, relocating the fuel pod and electronics package, had made a difference, according to the Italian.
|11||Aleix Espargaro||Aprilia ART||1:49.547||2.112||0.982|
|12||Yonny Hernandez||FTR Kawasaki||1:50.211||2.776||0.664|
|13||Randy de Puniet||Aprilia ART||1:50.516||3.081||0.305|
|14||Michele Pirro||FTR Honda||1:50.934||3.499||0.418|
|15||Franco Battaini||Ducati Test||1:51.273||3.838||0.339|
|17||Ivan Silva||FTR Kawasaki||1:52.019||4.584||0.022|