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MotoGP: Casey Stoner’s Qatar test to take place after race

Casey Stoner's private test for Ducati in Qatar rescheduled for the 21-22 March, after the season-opening MotoGP race.
Casey Stoner's private test for Ducati in Qatar has been rescheduled for directly after the 2016 MotoGP season opener.

Ducati was forced to cancel the original private test set for March 6-7 after it misunderstood the rules.

MotoGP regulations state that private tests are not permitted within 14 days of a GP event at the same circuit. Ducati is believed to have thought the word 'event' referred to the race (March 20), rather than the day of Technical and Sporting controls (Thursday).

Although Ducati will now not be able to benefit from the retired double world champion's input before the Grand Prix, the timing of the new two-day test means the Australian's data will at least be comparable with information gathered at the race weekend.

Stoner was the quickest Ducati rider on the final day of last month's official Sepang test, where he rode a Desmosedici for the first time since 2010.

The Australian is due to make his debut on the factory's new 2016 machine in Qatar, having used the GP15 in Malaysia.





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abel748

March 06, 2016 5:51 PM

NO! neal did NOT nail it, he got it all wrong! Subject of Rossi. Lets see here "I won't ride unless I get Bridgestone tires" To Carmelo " I can go faster than you if I had your bike" (Ducati) When the same antics are pulled on him as he has pulled on other riders he cries that they "Are dangerous riders" (Tony Elias) "I want wall up because I don't want to share my info" (w/Lorenzo) Talk about a cry baby and PRIMA DONNA. The list can keep going, but what's the point. He also knows that he has legions of fan behind he him, because he has them all eating YELLOW snow cones.



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