Cold temperatures stall first official Moto2 test of the 2012 season

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Cold temperatures delayed the start of the Moto2 and Moto3 riders at Valencia on the first day of testing at the circuit.

A chilly morning on the first of the three day test at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia saw none of the more than 60 Moto2 and Moto3 riders present venturing out to the track before 11:00am due to low track temperatures. Shortly before 10:00am the ambient temperature read just above freezing, rising to around ten degrees Celsius (50 F) an hour and a half later.

The first rider to venture out was Italtrans Racing Team rider Claudio Corti shortly after eleven, followed by Scott Redding (Marc VDS Racing Team) about 11:30 out to test the team’s new Kalex machinery.

Once the track temperature was high enough to minimize the risks of crashing, many of the 65 pilots decided to circulate, though with caution and without trying to lay down fast lap times.

The difficult conditions led to crashes from Alex De Angelis, Xavier Simeon, Max Neukirchner, Alex Marquez and Nakagami, fortunately with no consequences for any of the riders.

 

 RIDER Team Laptime Laps
1 SCOTT REDDING MARC VDS RACING TEAM 1,36,5 53
 2 POL ESPARGARO PONS RACING 1,37,0 47
 3 CLAUDIO CORTI ITALTRANS RACING TEAM 1,37,4 52
 4 MAX NEUKIRCHNER KIEFER RACING 1,37,5 38
 5 ESTEVE RABAT PONS RACING 1,37,5 43
 6 THOMAS LUTHI INTERWETTEN PADDOCK 1,37,9 24
 7 ANDREA IANNONE SPEED MASTER 1,37,9 27
 8 SIMONE CORSI IODARACING PROJECT 1,38,0 43
 9 MIKA KALLIO MARC VDS RACING TEAM 1,38,1 26
 10 JOHANN ZARCO JIR Moto2 1,38,2 22
 11 TONI ELIAS ASPAR TEAM Moto2 1,38,3 47
 12 ALEX DE ANGELIS NGM MOBILE FORWARD RACING 1,38,7 20
 13 ANGEL RODRIGUEZ SAG TEAM 1,38,7 27
 14 BRADLEY SMITH TECH 3 RACING 1,38,8 36
 15 DOMINIQUE AEGERTER TECHNOMAG-CIP 1,39,0 68
 16 AXEL PONS PONS RACING 1,39,1 45
 17 TAKAAKI NAKAGAMI ITALTRANS RACING TEAM 1,39,2 40
 18 MIKE DI MEGLIO SPEED UP 1,39,2 21
 19 NICOLAS TEROL ASPAR TEAM Moto2 1,39,6 30
 20 RANDY KRUMMENACHER GP TEAM SWITZERLAND 1,39,7 36
 21 ALEXANDER LUNDH MZ RACING TEAM 1,39,7 29
 22 XAVIER SIMEON TECH 3 RACING 1,40,1 36
 23 DAMIAN CUDLIN QMMF RACING TEAM 1,40,9 45
 24 RATTHAPARK WILAIROT THAI HONDA GRESINI Moto2 1,41,1 24
 25 ROBERTO ROLFO TECHNOMAG-CIP 1,41,4 46
 26 ERIC GRANADO JIR Moto2 1,41,5 30
 27 ELENA ROSELL QMMF RACING TEAM 1,41,7 57
 28 YUKI TAKAHASHI NGM MOBILE FORWARD RACING 1,42,7 3
 29 MARCO COLANDREA SAG TEAM 1,44,0 35
 30 GINO REA GRESINI RACING Moto2
 31 JULIAN SIMON AVINTIA RACING Moto2

 

Source: motogp.com

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