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Aleix Espargaro Quickest In Opening MotoGP Melee At Montmelo
Posted by: newsla on Jun 13, 2014 - 03:58 PM
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Aleix Espargaro Quickest In Opening MotoGP Melee At Montmelo


Bridgestone slick compounds available: Front: Soft, Medium & Hard; Rear: Soft, Medium & Hard (Asymmetric)
Bridgestone wet tyre compounds available: Hard (Main), Soft (Alternative)
Weather: FP1 - Dry. Ambient 24-28°C; Track 38-42°C (Bridgestone measurement)
FP2 - Dry. Ambient 34-34°C; Track 52-54°C (Bridgestone measurement)

 

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NGM Forward Racing’s Aleix Espargaro was quickest in Friday practice for the Catalan Grand Prix, the Spanish rider setting a time under the current Circuit Record Lap in this morning’s Free Practice 1 session.

Espargaro revelled in the conditions at his home circuit, and at the end of FP1 with a new, soft compound rear slick fitted, set a scorching time of 1’41.672. Second quickest on combined times today was Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Bradley Smith as the British rider was quickest in the scorching hot FP2 session in the afternoon with a personal best time of 1'42.123. Third quickest on the opening day at Montmeló was LCR Honda’s Stefan Bradl with a time of 1’42.130.

The sun mercilessly beat down on the Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona today, sending track temperatures soaring. Track temperatures were already well into the 40°C range for the morning FP1 session and reached a peak of 54°C during FP2. The dry conditions enabled riders to assess many slick tyre combinations, with all slick compound options front and rear being utilised today. Although more track time is needed before the best race tyre combination for each rider can be decided, rider feedback from today’s sessions indicates that both rear slick options for the Factory and Open-class entrants are performing well, while for the front, the medium and hard compound slicks each have their own advantages depending on riding style and bike setup. Cooler conditions are forecast for tomorrow, yet this shouldn’t have a significant influence on tyre choice for the practice and qualifying sessions.

Masao Azuma – Chief Engineer, Bridgestone Motorsport Tyre Development Department
“We often experience very hot conditions at Montmeló and that was the case today, as we had extremely high ambient and track temperatures. One of the characteristics of this circuit in hot conditions is that the tarmac can get quite greasy which can make it difficult for the riders, but the riders reported that today tyre performance was good, with lap times for the opening day being quite quick, while tyre degradation is predictable which is helping the riders maintain consistent lap times during their runs. Tomorrow’s practice sessions will help riders decide on their race tyre combination, and with cooler temperatures being forecast the general pace of the field should improve.”


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