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Phillip Island MotoGP test times - Friday

Lap times from the third and final day of MotoGP testing at Phillip Island in Australia.

The test was attended by Suzuki and Kawasaki - Yamaha, Ducati and Honda teams chose to test at Jerez instead. The Jerez test finished yesterday (Thursday).

Phillip Island marked the last MotoGP track action of 2008, with the winter test ban starting on December 1. The first test of 2009 takes place at Sepang from February 5-7.

1. Loris Capirossi ITA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 1min 30.9 sec
2. Chris Vermeulen AUS Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 1min 31.1 sec
3. Marco Melandri ITA Kawasaki Racing Team 1min 31.8 sec
4. John Hopkins USA Kawasaki Racing Team 1min 32.1 sec
5. Olivier Jacque FRA Kawasaki Test Rider 1min 32.3 sec

2008 Australian Grand Prix - 05/10/2008:
Pole position: Casey Stoner AUS Ducati Marlboro (B) 1min 28.665sec
Fastest lap: Nicky Hayden USA Repsol Honda (M) 1min 30.059sec

Fastest laps by Suzuki and Kawasaki riders:
9. Loris Capirossi ITA Rizla Suzuki (B) 1min 30.971sec
12. Chris Vermeulen AUS Rizla Suzuki (B) 1min 31.313sec
14. Anthony West AUS Kawasaki Racing (B) 1min 31.915sec
15. John Hopkins USA Kawasaki Racing (B) 1min 32.010sec

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Rossconz - Unregistered

November 28, 2008 7:33 PM

I don't think it is fair to slag off the riders, Hopkins is very fast but tends to crash, Vermulen, rumours have it was offered the Xerox Ducati WSB ride but wanted to stay in moto gp so obviously Xerox think he is good although I think in moto gp he is not a top 4 finisher, Capirossi is at the end of his career but still fast, Melandri should have gone to Gresini, West is a very good rider who was let down by the Krapasaki, Suzuki I believe have a chance of "coming right", Krapasaki will always be at the tail of the field without team and bike development changes.

Joe - Unregistered

November 28, 2008 2:04 PM

Did anybody mention the track conditions??? Can't see them being slower than before for no reason, they would have gone back to the old spec to back to back test them if they were that far off, so i think the times say very little.

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