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Ui quickest as IRTA test ends in Estoril

Ui quickest as IRTA test ends in Estoril

Ui quickest as IRTA test ends in Estoril

Youichi Ui set the quickest time on the second and final day of IRTA tests at the Potuguese circuit of Estoril on Monday. The Japanese veteran, who had already demonstrated top form at the Jerez IRTA test last week, again showed that he is adapting to the Aprilia machine and his new team, Sterilgarda Racing.

The session got off to a slow start thanks to a rain shower in the morning but the track dried out sufficiently in the afternoon to allow the riders to complete work they had started on Sunday. Ui´s best lap of 1:46.2 was under the pole position time set by Dani Pedrosa at the Grand Prix last September, but was just outside Lucio Cecchinello´s best effort from the first day, when the Italian made the most of good track conditions to set a 1:45.95. French teenager Mike Di Meglio (pictured), crashed and injured his hand.

$$$ Activity continues at Estoril on Wednesday, with the arrival of the MotoGP and 250cc riders who are currently making their way down from Jerez.

Official lap times 125cc Estoril Irta Test day two

1. Youichi Ui - 1:46,200
2. Daniel Pedrosa - 1:46.900
3. Casey Stoner - 1:46.910
4. Lucio Cecchinello - 1:46.970
5. Mirko Giansanti - 1:47.490
6. Jorge Lorenzo - 1:47.700
7. Mika Kallio - 1:47.760
8. Stefano Perugini - 1:47.830
9. Alex de Angelis - 1:48.050
10. Steve Jenkner - 1:48.210
(Full time sheet available in results section).

125cc, 2003

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