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Sepang Moto-GP Test

Discussion in 'Racing, Motorsports, and Track Days' at netrider.net.au started by diggler, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. Well the season has started.
    No surprises really, the Suzukis are quick as usual at the start of the season, Casey fast and whinging and Rossi at the pointy end.
    TOP 10

  2. Lose the caps matey or the thread gets pulled, there's a good lad. :wink:

    Hrrmm, I wouldn't take what Stoner said about his pain as whinging. Mind you Rossi mentioned pain too, and then went on to say he crashed because the track had no grip.
  4. Caps altered.
  5. Call me a naive cynic, but is it possible that Stoner could be exaggerating the effect of his recovering wrist injury in order to gain a psychological advantage on his opponents?

    I.e. I've set the 2nd fastest time although my wrist is not yet 100%, imagine how much better I'll be once it's fully healed.


    "I live my life a corner at a time.... Knee down!"
  6. No. Rider Bike Time Fast Lap Total Laps
    1 Casey Stoner Ducati 2'01.483 22 24
    2 Loris Capirossi Suzuki 2'01.555 39 42
    3 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 2'01.626 25 37
    4 Dani Pedrosa Honda 2'01.860 30 45
    5 Chris Vermeulen Suzuki 2'02.086 34 41
    6 Toni Elias Honda 2'02.232 34 39
    7 Colin Edwards Yamaha 2'02.241 8 37
    8 Andrea Dovizioso Honda 2'02.719 23 31
    9 Nicky Hayden Ducati 2'03.034 8 44
    10 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 2'03.056 33 42
    11 Sete Gibernau Ducati 2'03.308 5 34
    12 Alex De Angelis Honda 2'03.766 30 30
    13 Mika Kallio Ducati 2'03.850 22 41
    14 Norihiko Fujiwara Yamaha 2'04.312 19 31
    15 Yuki Takahashi Honda 2'04.332 52 54
    16 Randy De Puniet Honda 2'04.507 7 41
    17 James Toseland Yamaha 2'04.597 30 31
    18 Niccolo Canepa Ducati 2'04.619 19 39
    19 Waturu Yoshikawa Yamaha 2'05.890 4 19

    Lap record: 2007, Casey Stoner, 2'02.108

    day 2. 4pm

    :LOL: get off caseys back please . your making up winging :mad:
  7. The suzuki is going well
  8. Will be interesting to see what Gibernau can pull together for the season - if anything!

    I know it's bad to laugh at people when they crumble, but Rossi is still going to be the millstone around Gibernau's neck. That's not even mentioning the others!
  9. A great performance from Stoner considering the extent of his injury. Let's just hope he can be back to 100% fitness by the start of the season!

    Let's also hope that Suzuki can maintain their positive progress.



    "I live my life a corner at a time.... Knee down!"
  10. Yep. Here's a hoping we see Chris on the podium more than a few times this year.
  11. agreed

    will add :

    1. Edwards to finally win his first GP
    2. Multiple winners, not just the usual suspects - rossi, stoner
    3. Consistant weather over a race weekend. If its gonna rain, rain all weekend.
  12. The fast boys are all doing 2.01s . Pretty even.
  13. It's only a test and, as such, may mean fcuk all.

    The 2008 Sepang test final times: :shock: last year :shock:

    1. Nicky Hayden USA Repsol Honda Team 2min 0.326 secs
    2. Casey Stoner AUS Ducati Marlboro Team 2min 0.660 secs
    3. Jorge Lorenzo SPA Fiat Yamaha Team 2min 0.766 secs
    4. Colin Edwards USA Yamaha Tech 3 2min 1.179 secs
    5. John Hopkins USA Kawasaki Racing Team 2min 1.198 secs
    6. Valentino Rossi ITA Fiat Yamaha Team 2min 1.425 secs
    7. Andrea Dovizioso ITA JiR Team Scot 2min 1.447 secs
    8. James Toseland GBR Yamaha Tech 3 2min 1.745 secs
    9. Chris Vermeulen AUS Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 2min 1.748 secs
    10. Loris Capirossi ITA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 2min 1.778 secs
    11. Randy de Puniet FRA Honda LCR 2min 1.873 secs
    12. Shinya Nakano JPN Honda Gresini 2min 2.032 secs
    13. Alex de Angelis RSM Honda Gresini 2min 2.198 secs
    14. Marco Melandri ITA Ducati Marlboro Team 2min 2.725 secs
    15. Anthony West AUS Kawasaki Racing Team 2min 2.978 secs
    16. Toni Elias SPA Alice Team 2min 2.995 secs
    17. Olivier Jacque FRA Kawasaki Test Rider 2min 3.030 secs
    18. Sylvain Guintoli FRA Alice Team 2min 3.628 secs
    19. Nicola Canepa ITA Ducati Test Rider 2min 3.703 secs
    20. Tamaki Serizawa JPN Kawasaki Test Rider 2min 4.354 secs
  14. Hmmm. Slower than last year. What does this mean?
  15. They are not as quick as last year!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  16. It means that the ban on the use of qualifying tyres for the 2009 season is now in effect.
  17. piss off vaughan
  18. I don't think that it is Vaughan.
  19. why Rog? Carries on the same way, instantly sarcastic etc etc. It's either him or factory.