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MotoGP teams do extra work in post-GP Jerez Test

MotoGP teams do extra work in post-GP Jerez Test

MotoGP teams do extra work in post-GP Jerez Test

The MotoGP teams stayed on in Jerez after Sunday's Grand Prix, in order to undertake a new test in order to resolve some of the problems they faced up over the weekend. Only Pramac d'Antin Ducati riders Alex Hofmann and Jose Luis Cardoso decided against testing, with Kawasaki's Randy de Puniet, injured and forced to retire during the race, not in a fit state to ride.

Repsol Honda's Nicky Hayden clocked the best time of the day with a lap of 1'39.910, ahead of Ducati Marlboro's Sete Gibernau and Loris Capirossi. The experienced Spanish rider suffered a small crash, but will be happy and frustrated in equal measures to see what might have been in the Grand Prix. Makoto Tamada, will be disappointed with the test, seeing as a crash prevented his Konica Minolta Honda team from testing the new Michelin tyres.

Camel Yamaha were going all out to get back to the level reached in Barcelona, with their two riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards putting in a lot of laps on the Andalusian track. The Italian MotoGP star also did a run with the 2005 version of the M1. Marco Melandri could be found working hard on improving his turning speed.

Jerez Test post-GP
MotoGP – Times

1. Nicky Hayden - Repsol Honda 1'39.910
2. Sete Gibernau - Ducati Marlboro 1'40.504
3. Loris Capirossi - Ducati Marlboro 1'40.798
4. Casey Stoner - LCR Honda 1'40.821
5. Dani Pedrosa - Repsol Honda 1'40.845
6. Carlos Checa - Yamaha Tech 3 1'40.932
7. Valentino Rossi - Camel Yamaha 1'40.966
8. John Hopkins - Rizla Suzuki 1'41.096
9. Shinya Nakano - Kawasaki Racing 1'41.178
10. Toni Elías - Fortuna Honda 1'41.193


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