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Stoner on top despite early confusion

Stoner on top despite early confusion

Ducati Marlboros Casey Stoner completed the first day of practice for Saturday´s A-Style TT Assen as the quickest rider at the Dutch circuit - as he attempts to continue his astonishing title assault with another victory this weekend.

Ducati Marlboros Casey Stoner completed the first day of practice for Saturday´s A-Style TT Assen as the quickest rider at the Dutch circuit - as he attempts to continue his astonishing title assault with another victory this weekend.

World Championship leader Stoner, buoyant from his win in last weekend´s damp visit to Donington Park, was once again in superb form, topping the timesheets in both Thursday free practice sessions on board his awesome Desmosedici GP7.

The Australian admitted that despite some crossed wires in the early session he is happy with the way things have gone. He explained: ´I don´t know why but we got a little bit confused with the settings and went backwards this morning, so I wasn´t overly confident. The time we had on the track this afternoon was very positive, we managed to get everything sorted and towards the end of the session I was feeling quite confident with a different tyre we had chosen.´

´It looks like we´ve found our race tyre already, it´s the hardest compound we´ve got, we did the fastest lap on that tyre, so we know it´s going to last the race, which is good. We´re looking very good if the weather plays up again tomorrow. The settings we use here are pretty similar to what we used at Donington, not straight out of the box, but you don´t need a totally different set-up here like you did with the old track.´

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MotoGP, 2007, A-STYLE TT ASSEN, Casey Stoner

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