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Rossi speaks on new 800cc machine

Rossi speaks on new 800cc machine

Rossi speaks on new 800cc machine

Brno pole-winner Valentino Rossi, who also topped the time sheets throughout last weekend, was once again setting the pace yesterday at the Czech circuit in post-race testing.

On a windy and overcast day, the Camel Yamaha rider clocked an unofficial time of 1'57.315. Nicky Hayden was the only other rider capable of breaking the 1'58 barrier, riding the Repsol Honda.

Fine-tuning for the triple flyaway of September races, a tour which will take in Malaysia, Australia and Japan in consecutive weekends and will prove pivotal in the final standings, took priority on Monday. Loris Capirossi also had the chance to get onboard the Desmosedici GP7 for the first time, whilst Rossi was another of the riders to try out an 800cc machine, albeit a jet black prototype.

"The main goal is to prepare the M1 for the next few races, even though I had the opportunity to test next year's machine," commented Rossi exclusively to motogp.com. "It is very easy to ride and a more agile bike."

Brno Test– Day One
Unofficial Times

1. Valentino Rossi - Camel Yamaha 1'57.315s 47 laps
2. Nicky Hayden - Repsol Honda 1'57.653s 79
3. Marco Melandri - Fortuna Honda 1'58.043s 75
4. Casey Stoner - LCR Honda 1'58.172s 50
5. Shinya Nakano - Kawasaki Racing 1'58.487s 74
6. Randy de Puniet - Kawasaki Racing 1'58.542s 89
7. Loris Capirossi - Ducati Marlboro 1'58.563s 25
8. Kenny Roberts Jr - Team Roberts 1'58.567s 58
9. Carlos Checa - Tech 3 Yamaha 1'58.757 88
10. Makoto Tamada - Konica Minolta Honda 1'58.758s 44
11. Dani Pedrosa - Repsol Honda 1'58.782s 74
12. John Hopkins - Rizla Suzuki 1'58.978s 66
13. Chris Vermeulen - Rizla Suzuki 1'59.120s 73
14. Colin Edwards - Camel Yamaha 1'59.158s 53
15. Toni Elias - Fortuna Honda 1'59.435s 62
16. James Ellison - Tech 3 Yamaha 1'59.580s 70
17. Sylvain Guintoli - Tech 3 Yamaha 2'00.023s 79

Tags:
MotoGP, 2006, GAULOISES GRAND PRIX ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY, Valentino Rossi

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