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Just so we know how special that achievement by Stoner is. Nicky Hayden was the fastest on his works Honda. He was about 1.3 seconds slower than his race lap of a few days before. Pedrosa was 1.1 seconds behind Hayden which in itself is very impressive after only 62 laps. Elias was also about 1.3 seconds off his Yamaha race pace on his debut on the Honda. Stoner did about 35 laps, the same as Elias and beat his time by 0.6 of a second. So Stoner's first ride on a MotoGP bike he gets the second fastest time of the day and beats othesr with far more experience of the bikes. Equal weather conditions for all on the day. No rain, just cold track and gusty winds. On a satellite bike! No wonder Cechinello manged to get funding and a bike so quickly for Casey.

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