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Moto GP-Jerez 2012: Setelah hasil mengejutkan di free practice dan qualifying, tim Ducati harus puas finis 8 & 9 April 30, 2012

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MotoGP 2012 seri ke 2 di Jerez telah usai. Kemarin (Minggu, 29 April 2012) saya dan teman2 asik mengerubungi TV 17 inch alias nobar di bengkel langganan yang terletak di daerah cibubur. Bagi jawawakan seri di Jerez ini cukup bikin dag-dig-dug juga, karena setelah melihat hasil free practice yang mengejutkan (Rossi posisi 2) dan hasil kualifikasi yang tak kalah mengejutkan juga (Hayden posisi 3 dan Rossi “nyungsep” di posisi 13).

Lap-lap awal kita disuguhi pertarungan yang cukup menegangkan dari pembalap-pembalap di baris depan yang melibatkan enam pembalap yaitu: Lorenzo, Pedrosa, Hayden, Crutchlow, Dovioso, Stoner. Aksi Hayden di lap-lap awal sungguh menghibur, selalu mencoba merangsek dari bagian luar. Stoner lah yang akhirnya dengan pintar bisa memimpin di depan dengan diikuti Lorenzo akhirnya bisa meperlebar jarak dengan pembalap-pembalap lainnya. Hayden yang semula bisa bertahan di peringkat 3 akhirnya makin tersisih posisinya terus turun sampai ke posisi 8.

Lah terus piye si “mbah Doktor” Rossi? Start dari posisi 13, akhirnya bisa meraih posisi 9 di bayang-bayangi oleh Barbera.
Terus terang sempat bingung dengan hasil yang di raih tim Ducati, di hari Jumat dan Sabtu bisa meraih posisi yang bagus, lalu pas kualifikas dan race kok malah keok? Rasa penasaran membuat jawawakan mencoba menelusuri informasi lewat dunia maya. Dan di dapat kesimpulan, di free practice Rossi bisa meraih posisi yang baik karena ternyata Ducati bisa meraih hasil yang bagus pada kondisi sirkuit yang basah. Lain halnya jika di kondisi kering. Itu sebabnya pada free practice yang kondisi sirkutinya basah dia mampu menoreh hasil yang baik. Dari sini timbul lagi pertanyaan, kenapa di kualifikasi posisi Hayden dan Rossi bisa terpaut jauuuh? Yup, ini cukup membingungkan. Tapi setelah merangkum berbagai informasi, Hayden sudah cukup beradaptasi dengan GP12 yang setting-nya tidak banyak perubahan. Sedang Rossi yang didaulat untuk mengembangkan motornya berkutat dengan berbagai macam setting dan masih belum juga cocok dengan gaya balapnya.
Lalu hasil akhirnya? Ducati masih perlu penyempurnaan setting bagi kedua pembalapnya. Hayden yang di awal sangat menjanjikan akhirnya finish beriringan dengan Rossi yang merayap dari posisi 13 ke posisi 9. Durabilitas motor Hayden masih harus ditingkatkan. Sedang Rossi, akhirnya harus berusaha keras menyelaraskan gaya balapnya dengan GP12. Rossi yang pernah mencoba settingan Hayden dan gagal akhirnya di saat lomba dicoba kembali dengan beberapa penyesuaian. Berikut seklumit informasi yang dikutip dari ducati.com (maaf yah gak di terjemahin.. hehehehehe)
Nicky Hayden (Ducati Team) 8th
“It was fun for a couple of laps. We know our bike is great at generating heat in the tyres, and for the first few laps, I was able do what I wanted. Then about the time it looked like the other guys’ tyres came up to temperature, mine had already started losing grip, especially in the front. I was pushing wide in places and guys started coming past me. We knew it would be tough in the dry. My setup was okay, but to really try to go with those guys wasn’t possible. I was able to close back down on Bradl at the end and have a bit of a race the last couple of laps, but he beat me. Eighth place is certainly not what our goal is. The bike’s got a lot of potential, but at the moment, the gap to the rest is still too far. Hopefully we can get a dry weekend in Estoril and try to be closer to the front on Sunday.”
 
Valentino Rossi (Ducati Team) 9th
“The positive thing from today’s race is that I think it might help us to do a bit better in the coming events, starting next week in Portugal. Today we used a setup that’s new for us, and it gave some positive signs. First we tried some solutions to give me a feeling similar to what I’ve had in the past, but it doesn’t work. Today’s setting was very similar to what Nicky has used for a while, though not exactly the same. I must get used to riding the bike a bit differently than I’m used to, and today that caused me to lose some ground in the early laps because I was basically starting blind. I wasn’t going bad once I found my rhythm, in the sense that I was matching the times of those who were fighting for sixth place, and I was able to push until the end, doing a 1:41.0 on the penultimate lap. This helps me to be a little more optimistic as I look ahead to the next races because if I’m able to ride a bit better, it could be a place for us to start from. In fact, we’ll use this setting when we start on Friday. Naturally, we’ll have to keep working, be more effective in qualifying so that we can start further forward, and improve acceleration and a number of other things, which we’ve already discussed at Ducati as we try, together, to improve the GP12.”
 
Vittoriano Guareschi (Team Manager)
“Today we wanted to see both Nicky and Vale finish the race closer to the front, but overall, there are several positive things to take from this weekend as we continue our work and our development path for the GP12. We received confirmation that we’re very fast in the wet, and in the dry, we had a good qualifying session with Nicky, who made the first row. Nicky was very competitive in the early laps of the race, and now we must also improve over race distance with him. Vale found qualifying difficult, but in the race, using a setting that he’d never tried, he felt okay and was steadily gaining confidence and going faster. These are signs that show us the direction to follow starting with the next round in a few days in Portugal.”
Hmm, jadi gak sabar menunggu aksi duo Ducati ini di Portugal.
Yup, inilah hasil penelurusan jawawakan. Mungkin masih banyak kekurangan di sana-sini. Ditunggu kripik pedas eh kritik dan komennya.
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