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Olivier Jacque makes 800cc debut as testing continues in Sepang

Olivier Jacque makes 800cc debut as testing continues in Sepang

Olivier Jacque makes 800cc debut as testing continues in Sepang

After a rainy first day in Malaysia, testing resumed this morning at the Sepang circuit for a selection of MotoGP riders. Yesterday's thunderstorms, which left a flood of rain on the track, meant that there was a thirty minute delay to the day's activity, although as the test has continued the humidity continues to dry out the track.

There was another 800cc debut today, with Olivier Jacque finally getting onboard the 2007 Kawasaki Ninja. The Frenchman used the 990cc yesterday to get back into the rhythm of premier class riding after an extended absence, but today put the latest prototype through its paces.

After a few problems yesterday, Honda were the early birds on day two. Nicky Hayden, who is always amongst those to put in the most laps in testing, was one of the first to take to the track, alongside Carlos Checa and HRC test rider Tadayuki Okada. Any glitches from yesterday seem to have been fixed, with the RC212V running smoothly today.

Having rued the weather's effect on his first day's work, despite clocking the unofficial fastest time, Colin Edwards again saw his work plan set back by a small problem with his Yamaha bike. Makoto Tamada was also grafting hard, after it having been announced yesterday by Tech 3 Yamaha Manager Herve Poncharal that he will extend his stay in Sepang until Friday.

Last on track, but by no means taking it easy, where the Rizla Suzuki team. John Hopkins and Chris Vermeulen had the fastest lap times of the morning, going round in 2'02.

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MotoGP, 2006

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