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Estoril MotoGP test times as of 12pm on Monday.

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Kiko - Unregistered

May 02, 2011 12:55 PM

Are both Nicky and Rossi using the "new" chassis design?

Both ahead of the fastest Ducati race time, and both ahead of the fastest Ducati quali time.

fan - Unregistered

May 02, 2011 1:13 PM

If that is in fact true Kenny, I'm sure Hayden's information is plain to see for Val and his crew.

I wondered if Hayden was still using the "flexi package" in Jerez. Hayden dismissed it, Rossi and his crew looked at the data and dismissed it, yet Hayden was still using it.

King Kenny - Unregistered

May 02, 2011 1:45 PM

I didn't bring any spicy rumors: that's just what Dennis Noyes explained in the Spanish coverage of the weekend. And so far Noyes has been a reliable source of information that eventually gets printed weeks or months after he's made it public. Besides, it's not like Rossi hasn't done this in the past, is it? Let's do a memory exercise and remember how he kept updates from Lorenzo in 2008 and 2009, how he stopped the exchange of data between both sides of the wall for 2010 and later aknowledged that he accessed Lorenzo's data at LeMans and Indy, looking for improvements in the set-up of his bike, but concluded the data was useless to him because they both have very different riding styles. I'm not attacking anybody's favorite rider, just sharing some information that not everyone had access to it. Give it a rest, witch hunters.

the kenlucky kid - Unregistered

May 02, 2011 1:49 PM

It should be NOTED that Doohan was livid about HRC sharing HIS data. Doohan was able to bully HRC in his contract prohibiting HRC sharing any of his data to other riders - incl. of course Criville.

Doohan, not being a socialist type guy specifically mentioned that he and his crew worked HARD and why should he give away his hard work.

In fact, the great AGO had a black book (aside from the "other" black book :p) with different engine configurations that nobody else knew. In fact, he had it written in his contract that his machine was his only (as Hayden's was in 06-something that had not been done in honda in decades).

However, nor rossi or doohan complained about getting the same machine (unlike other riders, like Biaggi when in 250).

BillAce - Unregistered

May 02, 2011 2:11 PM


You're saying that Nicky had contract terms that stated only he was allowed to ride the Evo bike? The same bike that Pedrosa rode at the first test and told HRC he wouldn't ride. The same bike that Hayden was 1.5s slower on vs. the 05 bike at the last test before the first race.

Just like the Flex package Ducati has had him on so far this season, Hayden gets the testing duties, including riding bikes in races his team mates woudn't dream of. his worst finish of 2006 was when Honda brought a new chassis & swingarm on a race weekend for him to test in the race.

Hopefully he gets to dump the Flexi package and run an updated chassis that improves the Ducati and brings them closer after this test along with his team mate. You love to take any opportunity to slag Hayden with some ridiculous statements, don't let little things like facts get in your way of hating a WC.

twonha - Unregistered

May 02, 2011 2:11 PM

Some interesting stuff on the twitter feed:!/officialmotogp

De Puniet and Barbera won't be testing today due to injuries - de Puniet will have his leg checked tomorrow in France

At Ducati, Rossi and Hayden are doing back to back runs with the new chassis and will also go through new electronics during the day.

Patrick - Unregistered

May 02, 2011 2:14 PM

It was confirmed on the Eurosport coverage that Hayden does not have the electronic updates that Rossi has.

Hayden is more experienced on the Ducati, so if he had what Rossi had he would be beating him and Rossi knows it, thats why he's protecting his data.

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