Dani Pedrosa, who won two victories in his debut MotoGP with 990cc engines in 2006, a chance to experience 1.000cc engine that will be used in the 2012 season. The Spaniard is doing his first test at Brno on Monday (08.15.11).
Actually, Pedrosa's RC213V machine is scheduled to be tried in May. However, he failed to fulfill his desire to conduct such tests, due to injuries suffered during the race at Le Mans, France.
Well, in his debut with the new bike, Pedrosa managed to complete 37 laps to record his best time of 1.096 seconds adrift of the fastest rider, Casey Stoner, Repsol Honda team-mate. After the trial, Pedrosa admitted that he needs to do the adaptation of the style of racing.
"My first impression in the morning, similar to how I feel when our first look at MotoGP, because you can feel the difference in terms of torque and power," said Pedrosa, who crashed while leading the Czech Republic Grand Prix on Sunday (14.08.11) .
"Maybe I still race with 800cc style and I still need more understanding and try to drive it again in a different way. But, the bike worked well.
"We will make some modifications, so that the final version will be very different from the bike today. But this is normal and a good first impression.
"Compared to the 900cc era, which I drove in 2006, a very similar thing is power. Nevertheless, the distinction is in terms of reaction and heavy, because it is lighter."
Pedrosa also acknowledged, there are positive developments on the chassis of the motor, since the first time Stoner test at Jerez. Only, he can not make any conclusions until the end of construction in the 2012 season Bridgestone tires.
"I tried a bike with an attempted protype Casey at Jerez, as well as other motors with a few modifications, and it was a little better," explained Pedrosa.
"We should be very careful with the chassis, as it may tire the next year is slightly different in terms of construction, which of course will give effect to the chassis."