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Sete still searching for answers at Brno test

Sete still searching for answers at Brno test

Sete still searching for answers at Brno test

As he promised on Sunday, Sete Gibernau spent yesterday's test at Brno focused on identifying the mystery problem with his RC211V which saw him run out of fuel on the last lap of a thrilling Gauloises Grand Prix Ceske republiky. Having waited until the track had re-opened in the afternoon on Monday, he put in a series of laps on board a machine with exactly the same set-up as the bike he rode in Sunday's race.

The Spaniard commented; "We have worked hard today in finding the cause of the problem we had yesterday, but until we analyse the data we have collected, we won't know if we have the answers. The bike we used was exactly as it was yesterday (Sunday), with the same kind of tyres, forks, engine settings, everything, so I hope that we can find out what the problem was."

Gibernau was also set to test the new RC211V today, but admitted he was not too bothered when told the bike was not yet ready. "That is the least of my worries at the moment," he continued. "Myself and my team are simply focused on getting this problem sorted so that it doesn't happen again."

Joining Gibernau out on track on Monday were Honda colleagues Marco Melandri, Max Biaggi, Nicky Hayden, Alex Barros and Troy Bayliss. All the Ducati, Suzuki, Kawasaki and Blata WCM riders were also out in full force, but Yamaha did not have a full compliment, with Ruben Xaus absent from the session.

After a weekend which only saw a single crash in the MotoGP class, Valentino Rossi's collision with Troy Bayliss, there were a couple of fallers on Monday with Carlos Checa and James Ellison on the list of casualties. The Briton was taken to the medical centre where he underwent checks on an obvious injury to his left elbow.

There were also several 250 riders in action on Monday, including championship leader Dani Pedrosa, his team-mate Hiroshi Aoyama, Honda colleagues Andrea Dovizioso and Yuki Takahashi and also KTM's Australian rider Anthony West. Takahashi was the only rider to crash today, but without sustaining any lasting damage.

Unofficial times:
1. Nicky Hayden 1'57.602
2. Valentino Rossi 1'58.969
3. Colin Edwards 1'58.972
4. Troy Bayliss 1'58:981
5. Sete Gibernau 1'59.00
Marco Melandri 1'59.656
Shinya Nakano 1'59.6
Alex Hofmann 1'59.9.


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