After a positive first day test, HRC decided to continue testing the 2012 prototype today with Casey Stoner
The original plan was to have a one day test with Stoner and one with Pedrosa, however, due to the outcome of events from last weekend in Le Mans with Dani’s injury, HRC decided to complete one more day with Casey and test rider Ito Shinichi in order to finish the planned testing program.
With windy conditions and temperatures a little cooler than yesterday, Stoner ran 25 laps in the morning without any issues and Shinichi took over in the afternoon. HRC engineers were happy with the data acquired.
Researchers from the Repsol Technology Centre travelled some days ago to Saitama (Japan), where Honda is developing a new 1000cc motorbike that will compete in the MotoGP World Championship from 2012. Coordinated with their Japanese counterparts, Repsol experts started to develop a specific fuel and lubricant for the new bike, which was driven yesterday and today for the first time by Casey Stoner in this private test held at Jerez Circuit.