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Rossi concludes Le Mans testing on top

Rossi concludes Le Mans testing on top

Fiat Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi was yesterday's fastest rider at the second day of post-GP testing at Le Mans, trying to find solutions to the prolems encountered at last Sunday's Alice Grand Prix de France.

Fiat Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi was yesterday's fastest rider at the second day of post-GP testing at Le Mans, trying to find solutions to the prolems encountered at last Sunday's Alice Grand Prix de France. The five time MotoGP World Champion –testing new engine parts and an updated chassis- clocked a time of 1'34.61 onboard the Yamaha M1. With the test taking place in Michelin's home territory, the tyre manufacturer provided a slew of material to be put through the paces by the MotoGP riders, with four of the seven participating riders using Michelin rubber.

One such rider was Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa, who topped the timesheets yesterday after having finished fourth at the weekend. The Spaniard missed the post-race testing in Turkey after injuring himself in a crash, and was grateful for the opportunity to have two days of work after this latest European visit. He rode 86 laps of the Le Mans circuit in preparation for next week's race in Mugello.

Fiat Yamaha, Repsol Honda and Gresini Honda were the only teams to keep both of their riders behind in France, with Dunlop Yamaha Tech 3's Makoto Tamada also on-track yesterday as the sole representative of the satellite team.

All riders undertook race simulations despite light rainfall, and were able to complete their work ahead of the Gran Premio d'Italia Alice on June 3rd.

Le Mans Test- Day 2

Unofficial Times

1. Valentino Rossi – Fiat Yamaha 1'34.61
2. Dani Pedrosa – Repsol Honda 1'34.63
3. Toni Elías – Honda Gresini 1'34.81
4. Nicky Hayden – Repsol Honda 1'34.86
5. Marco Melandri – Honda Gresini 1'35.13
6. Colin Edwards – Fiat Yamaha Team 1'35.52
7. Makoto Tamada – Yamaha Tech 3 1'36.0

Tags:
MotoGP, 2007, ALICE GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE, Valentino Rossi

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