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Sepang II MotoGP test times - Thursday.

The three-day test marked the debut of the 2008 Yamaha YZR-M1 and the return of world champion Casey Stoner from a shoulder injury sustained at Jerez last November.

Of the provisional 2008 grid, only Team Roberts did not attend the test, although Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa returned to Spain after fracturing his hand on day one.

Pedrosa's team-mate Nicky Hayden leapt to the top on the final day thanks to a qualifying tyre. Fourth fastest Colin Edwards was the highest-ranked rider to set his best test time with a race tyre, just 0.2secs slower than Stoner, who set a scorching time of 2mins 0.964secs on race rubber...

1. Nicky Hayden USA Repsol Honda Team (M) 2min 0.326 secs
2. Casey Stoner AUS Ducati Marlboro Team (B) 2min 0.660 secs
3. Jorge Lorenzo SPA Fiat Yamaha Team (M) 2min 0.766 secs
4. Colin Edwards USA Yamaha Tech 3 (M) 2min 1.179 secs
5. John Hopkins USA Kawasaki Racing Team (B) 2min 1.198 secs
6. Valentino Rossi ITA Fiat Yamaha Team (B) 2min 1.425 secs
7. Andrea Dovizioso ITA JiR Team Scot (M) 2min 1.447 secs
8. James Toseland GBR Yamaha Tech 3 (M) 2min 1.745 secs
9. Chris Vermeulen AUS Rizla Suzuki MotoGP (B) 2min 1.748 secs
10. Loris Capirossi ITA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP (B) 2min 1.778 secs
11. Randy de Puniet FRA Honda LCR (M) 2min 1.873 secs
12. Shinya Nakano JPN Honda Gresini (B) 2min 2.032 secs
13. Alex de Angelis RSM Honda Gresini (B) 2min 2.198 secs
14. Marco Melandri ITA Ducati Marlboro Team (B) 2min 2.725 secs
15. Anthony West AUS Kawasaki Racing Team (B) 2min 2.978 secs
16. Toni Elias SPA Alice Team (B) 2min 2.995 secs
17. Olivier Jacque FRA Kawasaki Test Rider (B) 2min 3.030 secs
18. Sylvain Guintoli FRA Alice Team (B) 2min 3.628 secs
19. Nicola Canepa ITA Ducati Test Rider (B) 2min 3.703 secs
20. Tamaki Serizawa JPN Kawasaki Test Rider (B) 2min 4.354 secs

Fastest day two time:
Randy de Puniet FRA Honda Gresini (M) 2min 1.139secs

Fastest day one time:
Randy de Puniet FRA Honda Gresini (M) 2min 1.377secs

Fastest Sepang I test time:
17/11/2007: Nicky Hayden USA Repsol Honda (M) 2min 0.592secs

2007 Malaysian Grand Prix:
Pole position: Dani Pedrosa SPA Repsol Honda (M) 2min 1.877secs

Fastest lap by manufacturer:
Ducati: Casey Stoner AUS Ducati Marlboro (B) 2min 2.108secs
Yamaha: Valentino Rossi ITA Fiat Yamaha (M) 2min 2.303secs
Honda: Marco Melandri ITA Honda Gresini (B) 2min 2.330secs
Kawasaki: Randy de Puniet FRA Kawasaki Racing (B) 2min 2.503secs
Suzuki: Chris Vermeulen AUS Rizla Suzuki (B) 2min 3.023secs
KR212V: Kurtis Roberts USA Team Roberts (M) 2min 5.251secs

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yamapimp - Unregistered

January 24, 2008 5:06 PM

Jacko, Its a test and thats what they're doing. Do you know if they're tryinh their hardest to put in a quick lap or are they trying settings, tyres and the like. I really wouldn't read too much from any test times to be honest as it means absolutely jack. How do you know that Rossi won't be too happy, were you there in his garage to plan his strategy for the test? No...Look at Edwards last year. fast in testing and went backwards quicker than an Italian Tank. It means mothing...

Timbo - Unregistered

January 24, 2008 5:11 PM

Why will Rossi be unhappy , he's gathering data on new tyres , doing long runs and in the mix time wise , the thing with him is his race pace will be great , but he's got to learn what the Bridgestones are like after 8 years on Michelins in the main class and now is the time to do that , it is what pre-season testing is for surely. You lot do make me laugh , the Rossi lovers and the Rossi haters , funny as **** the lot of you. Roll on some great racing this season and may the best man win.( Whether that is Casey,Vale,Nicky,Hopper etc etc... )

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