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Times as at 1600 local time on the first day of testing 1000cc bikes and new Bridgestone tyres......
No Casey Stoner today as he pulled something in his back warming up and is having treatment.....super fit haha...

1. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing 2m 1.657s (Lap 17/17)
2. Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing 2m 2.383s (24/25)
3. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda 2m 2.433s (37/38)
4. Hector Barbera ESP Pramac Racing 2m 2.773s (24/25)
5. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Team 2m 2.824s (17/22)
6. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2m 3.099s (15/15)
7. Alvaro Bautista ESP San Carlo Honda Gresini 2m 3.153s (21/23)
8. Katsuyuki Nakasuga JPN Yamaha Test Rider 2m 3.418s (15/22)
9. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2m 3.448s (12/12)
10. Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda 2m 3.668s (28/29)
11. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Team 2m 3.969s (19/19)
12. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 2m 4.513s (25/26)
13. Franco Battaini ITA Ducati Test Rider 2m 5.292s (8/15)
14. Kousuke Akiyoshi JPN Repsol Honda 2m 7.163s (1/4)
15. Colin Edwards USA Forward Racing (Suter-BMW CRT) 2m 8.240s (12/15)
16. Ivan Silva ESP Avintia Racing (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 2m 11.267s (12/12)
17. Jordi Torres ESP Avintia Racing (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 2m 12.816s (13/25)
 

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Times at 1700 local time.....Cal is adapting to the new bike well.......:thumbs:

1. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing 2m 1.657s (Lap 19/30)
2. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda 2m 2.003s (44/44)
3. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2m 2.221s (26/27)
4. Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing 2m 2.234s (28/28)
5. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Team 2m 2.727s (31/31)
6. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2m 2.751s (16/20)
7. Hector Barbera ESP Pramac Racing 2m 2.773s (24/35)
8. Katsuyuki Nakasuga JPN Yamaha Test Rider 2m 2.829s (29/29)
9. Alvaro Bautista ESP San Carlo Honda Gresini 2m 2.939s (29/36)
10. Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda 2m 3.668s (28/38)
11. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 2m 3.781s (36/36)
12. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Team 2m 3.969s (19/22)
13. Franco Battaini ITA Ducati Test Rider 2m 4.986s (20/26)
14. Kousuke Akiyoshi JPN Repsol Honda 2m 7.163s (1/4)
15. Colin Edwards USA Forward Racing (Suter-BMW CRT) 2m 8.240s (12/18)
16. Ivan Silva ESP Avintia Racing (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 2m 11.267s (12/12)
17. Jordi Torres ESP Avintia Racing (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 2m 12.652s (33/33)
 

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Lap times at the end of day 1.........looking good for Vale on a brand new bike........:thumbs:

1. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing 2m 1.657s (Lap 19/30)
2. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda 2m 2.003s (44/48)
3. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2m 2.221s (26/32)
4. Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing 2m 2.234s (28/28)
5. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Team 2m 2.392s (37/43)
6. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2m 2.751s (16/20)
7. Hector Barbera ESP Pramac Racing 2m 2.773s (24/41)
8. Katsuyuki Nakasuga JPN Yamaha Test Rider 2m 2.829s (29/32)
9. Alvaro Bautista ESP San Carlo Honda Gresini 2m 2.869s (44/45)
10. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Team 2m 3.151s (25/33)
11. Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda 2m 3.668s (28/44)
12. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 2m 3.781s (36/45)
13. Franco Battaini ITA Ducati Test Rider 2m 4.986s (20/35)
14. Kousuke Akiyoshi JPN Repsol Honda 2m 7.163s (1/4)
15. Colin Edwards USA Forward Racing (Suter-BMW CRT) 2m 8.240s (12/21)
16. Jordi Torres ESP Avintia Racing (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 2m 10.671s (38/42)
17. Ivan Silva ESP Avintia Racing (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 2m 11.267s (12/12)
 

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Must be frustrating not having a piece of paper to sign........:cool:
hahaha.. yes looks it :)

From the sound of this interview I think that Valentino is a very happy chappy again......
Valentino Rossi delighted with new Ducati | Page 1 | MotoGP News | Jan 2012 | Crash.Net

A tweet from Spalders earlier said much the same.....Vale patting the tank every time he got off it......Has Baby #2 finally arrived?
Will definately be watching the hour by hour reports tonight......:thumbs:


I have been watching the tweets come through on my phone and its looking much better.. :) but not checked for a bit...
But it can not be worse than last year :)
 

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Fringers crossed, its time Ducati were kicking butt!


Not that i'm biased at all....:p
 

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I will agree with Ducati kicking butt... but only as long as number 46 rides for them... :)

was well pleased when my little girl said.. "mummy look.. he is a rossi fan" to a guy walking up the street with a rossi hat on... :)
 

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I will agree with Ducati kicking butt... but only as long as number 46 rides for them... :)

was well pleased when my little girl said.. "mummy look.. he is a rossi fan" to a guy walking up the street with a rossi hat on... :)
And where have you been hiding missy..........;)....nice to see you back with us....:thumbs:

Nice to see you are educating your daughter to the finer things in life.......:thumbs:
 

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I have been watching the tweets come through on my phone and its looking much better.. :) but not checked for a bit...
But it can not be worse than last year :)
All last season Vale asked for a bike that he felt comfortable on and one that he could load up the front for corner entry..........seems like he got what he asked for..........the factory have done a great job, now its up to the Doc and JB to refine it like they did with the Yamaha.........:thumbs:
First day on the bike and he is within 0.4 of the leaders ( not counting the one lap that Lorenzo did, the rest of his laps were all over 2:02.00 secs)
 

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Rossi on Twitter a few hours ago said:
Good feeling for the first contact with the new bike.we have a lot of work to do but the base is not so bad.
:thumbs:
 

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Valentino on MotoGP.com said:
“I’m happy because first impressions are important, and already in the first few laps, I could tell that I like the bike. Ducati did a good job in a just a short time. The bike is beautiful, but more importantly, it’s nice to ride. The riding position has improved a lot, and it’s better on braking and corner entry. I can brake like I want to and take the lines that I like, and I feel comfortable in general. I was able to ride well and not make mistakes, and there’s a reason for that. It means that the bike can be ridden. It’s more agile in change of direction, and it wheelies much less.”
”We’re 7 tenths back today, and of course there’s still a lot of work to do before we can win. We have to improve in some areas: acceleration, electronics, power delivery and setup. I’d say we’ll be able to make a more accurate assessment at the end of the test, because let’s remember, the bike is just 40 days old. To leave here a second back from the top would be okay because anyway, we know that there’s still much more to be done. But one of the best things from today is that the bike reacts well to changes. That enabled us to drop one or two tenths every outing, which means further progress should be possible.”

He sounds happy with the GP12 :cool: :thumbs:



Stoner fastest after Day 2 motogp.com · Stoner tops day 2 at Sepang Test
 

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Looks like it was a good day for Colin on the CRT bike......:thumbs:
 
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so casey misses a day, then after 19 laps sets the fastest time......


business as usual :D
 

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Day 3 times as at 1pm local time....session started at 10am

1. Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda 1m 59.607s (Lap 2/11)
2. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing 2m 0.198s (18/22)
3. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda 2m 0.256s (3/16)
4. Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing 2m 0.495s (15/22)
5. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Team 2m 0.824s (11/24)
6. Hector Barbera ESP Pramac Racing 2m 0.929s (6/23)
7. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2m 1.108s (2/17)
8. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2m 1.257s (10/25)
9. Alvaro Bautista ESP San Carlo Honda Gresini 2m 1.384s (8/24)
10. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Team 2m 1.729s (8/16)
11. Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda 2m 1.894s (6/22)
12. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 2m 2.218s (5/25)
13. Katsuyuki Nakasuga JPN Yamaha Test Rider 2m 2.334s (2/6)
14. Franco Battaini ITA Ducati Test Rider 2m 3.033s (9/19)
15. Colin Edwards USA Forward Racing (Suter-BMW CRT) 2m 5.911s (12/15)
16. Ivan Silva ESP Avintia Racing (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 2m 8.377s (19/21)
17. Jordi Torres ESP Avintia Racing (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 2m 10.184s (16/20)
 

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:(......a heavy rain storm has stopped the testing in the last hour so we will never know if anyone was holding their best lap till the end........that's how I'm going to think anyway........:thumbs:
 

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And where have you been hiding missy..........;)....nice to see you back with us....:thumbs:

Nice to see you are educating your daughter to the finer things in life.......:thumbs:
oh they are all well trained in the good things in life..( related to me of course)

as to where I have been hiding.. erm.. you dont want to know lol

Vale is back in business as far as I am concerned.. look at this years testing.. then go back to last years.. :)

Oh yes... :) although its still looking a very small grid.. and some big gaps to fill..
 
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