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Free practice times (1) - Qatar.

Rookies Andrea Dovizioso and James Toseland both fell without harm during their first competitive MotoGP session...

1. Casey Stoner AUS Ducati Marlboro Team (B) 1min 55.870 secs
2. Jorge Lorenzo SPA Fiat Yamaha Team (M) 1min 55.924 secs
3. Andrea Dovizioso ITA JiR Scot Team (M) 1min 56.221 secs
4. Valentino Rossi ITA Fiat Yamaha Team (B) 1min 56.269 secs
5. Dani Pedrosa SPA Repsol Honda Team (M) 1min 56.478 secs
6. Randy de Puniet FRA LCR Honda MotoGP (M) 1min 56.525 secs
7. Colin Edwards USA Yamaha Tech 3 (M) 1min 56.574 secs
8. James Toseland GBR Yamaha Tech 3 (M) 1min 56.950 secs
9. Nicky Hayden USA Repsol Honda Team (M) 1min 57.069 secs
10. John Hopkins USA Kawasaki Racing Team (B) 1min 57.085 secs
11. Marco Melandri ITA Ducati Marlboro Team (B) 1min 57.137 secs
12. Loris Capirossi ITA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP (B) 1min 57.287 secs
13. Alex de Angelis RSM San Carlo Honda Gresini (B) 1min 57.561 secs
14. Shinya Nakano JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini (B) 1min 57.588 secs
15. Chris Vermeulen AUS Rizla Suzuki MotoGP (B) 1min 57.639 secs
16. Toni Elias SPA Alice Team (B) 1min 58.130 secs
17. Anthony West AUS Kawasaki Racing Team (B) 1min 58.912 secs
18. Sylvain Guintoli FRA Alice Team (B) 1min 59.006 secs


Fastest Qatar night test time - 1/03/2008:
Jorge Lorenzo SPA Fiat Yamaha (M) 1min 54.552secs (Qualifying tyre)

2007 Qatar Grand Prix - 10/03/2007:
Pole position: Valentino Rossi ITA Fiat Yamaha (M) 1min 55.002secs
Fastest lap: Casey Stoner AUS Ducati Marlboro (B) 1min 56.528secs


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Hedgeholer

March 07, 2008 7:08 PM

There's a kind of widespread view the *only* reason Stoner won the championship is how superb the Ducati is & the reason Valle didn't win the title back was the Yam was utterly naff. Some question marks did Ducati shaft Barros (tho I doubt it ..) But on the same bike Marco & Loris who are by any standard are quite tidy riders haven't exactly dominated. Stoner won cos Stoner's good. If the M1 is sorted too it'll be a good season.

Laterrus Talley

March 07, 2008 5:45 PM

Looks at these times people. Yeah, yeah Stoner was ahead today but, Rossi wasn't far behind. I'm telling you guys, if that Yamaha has increased as far as top speed is concerned, the season won't be the same as it was last year. Rossi is a slugger and slugs it out till the VERY last lap if his bike and tires will permit it. If Yamaha really worked out most of the problems they had last year, Stoner's gonna have to work ALOT harder for his victories. As far as the mental aspect of it all, people can say whatever they want about Stoner's dirtbike past making him "harder" mentally. I'm sure having VALENTINO ROSSI coming for you on a revitalized bike is enough to crack the best of them.



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