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Stoner under two-minute mark

Casey Stoner under two-minute mark early on Thursday.
Casey Stoner took just two laps on Thursday morning to shatter the two-minute barrier at Sepang.

The new Repsol Honda rider, fastest with a 2min 0.171sec on Wednesday, had predicted the two-minute mark would be broken this morning (see separate story) - and he did so in style, recording a stunning 1min 59.665sec.

That is believed to be the fastest ever MotoGP lap at the Sepang Circuit.

The official best MotoGP Sepang lap, set during a race weekend, stands at 2min 0.518sec, set by Valentino Rossi in 2009.

The pole position record is a 2min 1.537sec (Jorge Lorenzo, 2010) and the fastest race lap a 2min 2.108sec (Casey Stoner, 2007).

The fastest lap during 2010 pre-season testing at the Malaysian track was a 2min 0.271sec by Rossi.

Thursday is the third and final day of this wee's Sepang test.

UPDATE: Stoner's team-mate Dani Pedrosa has now also lapped under two-minutes, setting a 1min 59.803sec on his third lap.



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Kickstand

February 24, 2011 2:42 AM

Stoner stated last night that he was going to make some adjustments to the bike and target the 2min barrier today. Do any of those people claiming Stoner cant setup a bike want to borrow a spatula to scrape that egg off your faces?

happydays

February 24, 2011 2:37 AM

I thought he may do it today, but I'm still shocked! Anybody that hasn't seen this guy ride in real life should do yourself a favor and check it out. I could hardly believe my eyes seeing him burn up philip island last year, and it looks like we'll be in for another treat this year!



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