Nicky Hayden  Valentino Rossi

Nicky Hayden Valentino Rossi

The Ducati Team took advantage of a beautiful, sunny day to complete a busy test schedule at the Spanish Aragon circuit. Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden worked hard, riding from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and turning 70 and 66 laps, respectively.

Of course we’d like to be closer to the top, but we got some good data, and hopefully we can put it all together soon with a good result

Nicky Hayden (Ducati Team) 6th, 1:50.204 (66 laps)
“We couldn’t really have asked for a better day, weather-wise. It was pretty hot, but not unbearable, so a good opportunity to try some things and do some good work. The day started out pretty well, as we were able to make a couple of good steps straight away. This afternoon we tested some bigger parts for Ducati and weren’t able to go faster. Of course we’d like to be closer to the top, but we got some good data, and hopefully we can put it all together soon with a good result.”

Valentino Rossi (Ducati Team) 8th, 1:50.369 (70 laps)
“It went pretty well because it was important to do some riding at this track, where I didn’t know all the ‘secrets.’ I’m just sorry to have had a small problem at the end of the session. Maybe a cable in the ECU broke, so I was stuck in the garage for fifteen minutes, which prevented me from using the second soft tyre that I had available. Otherwise, I think I could have been a little bit better. We didn’t have enough time to try the aluminium swingarm again, but since we found some positive things, we can say that it was a good test.”

1 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha Factory Racing 1:49.187 - - 59
2 Ben SPIES Yamaha Factory Racing 1:49.442 +0.255 +0.255 57
3 Cal CRUTCHLOW Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1:49.687 +0.245 +0.500 67
4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1:49.887 +0.200 +0.700 54
5 Hector BARBERA Pramac Racing Team 1:50.196 +0.309 +1.009 64
6 Nicky HAYDEN Ducati Team 1:50.204 +0.008 +1.017 66
7 Alvaro BAUTISTA San Carlo Honda Gresini 1:50.294 +0.090 +1.107 56
8 Valentino ROSSI Ducati Team 1:50.369 +0.075 +1.182 78
9 Stefan BRADL LCR Honda 1:51.146 +0.777 +1.959 72
10 Karel ABRAHAM Cardion AB Motoracing 1:51.977 +0.831 +2.790 19
11 Michele PIRRO San Carlo Honda Gresini 1:52.452 +0.475 +3.265 51
12 Yonny HERNANDEZ Avintia Racing MotoGP 1:52.502 +0.050 +3.315 64
13 Colin EDWARDS NGM Mobile Forward Racing 1:52.589 +0.087 +3.402 53
14 Ivan SILVA Avintia Racing MotoGP 1:53.929 +1.340 +4.742 69


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