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Stoner shines on first day of Valencia test

Stoner shines on first day of Valencia test

Stoner shines on first day of Valencia test

Australian youngster Casey Stoner shone brightly beneath the spring sunshine at Valencia today, clocking the fastest time at a private test. Stoner, who had already shown signs of form at Jerez and Estoril, once again demonstrated his rapid adaptation to the 125cc Aprilia, lapping one tenth quicker than his team-mate and boss Lucio Cecchinello.

The first of a two day test saw Derbi riders Emilio Alzamora and Jorge Lorenzo both crash out and pick up minor injuries, with the former World Champion hurting his back and the youngster taking a blow to his foot. Meanwhile in the neighbouring Gilera garage Stefano Bianco tested despite having a fever.

$$$ Unofficial lap times:

Casey Stoner AUS Aprilia 1.40.8 53 laps
Lucio Cecchinello ITA Aprilia 1.40.9 65 laps
Steve Jenkner GER Aprilia 1.41.4 50 laps
Emilio Alzamora ESP Derbi 1.41.9 60 laps
Daniel Pedrosa ESP Honda 1.42.1 53 laps
Stefano Bianco ITA Gilera 1.42.2 31 laps
Jorge Lorenzo ESP Derbi 1.42.3 47 laps
Gabor Talmasci HUN Aprilia 1.43.2 60 laps

Tags:
125cc, 2003, Casey Stoner

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