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Stoner positive whilst Capirossi rues GP tyre choice after testing

Stoner positive whilst Capirossi rues GP tyre choice after testing

Casey Stoner was once again the MotoGP frontrunner yesterday at Brno, in the first of two days testing after his seventh victory of the season.

Casey Stoner was once again the MotoGP frontrunner yesterday at Brno, in the first of two days testing after his seventh victory of the season. The Ducati factory rider was without new Bridgestone tyres during yesterdays runout, but his work was primarily focused on a new fairing, something that the Australian admits that he is unsure of when it will be raced.

´Today was reasonably busy - we didn´t do a lot of laps but we did some very good and very important tests with some new equipment,´ comments the World Championship leader. ´We had a new fairing which went very well. We had good results with it and this is a positive thing for the rest of the season. We had also a lot of tyres to test and there were a couple of rears we were very happy with.´

´We tested the new fairing in the afternoon and we didn´t have new tyres so we used some old ones: we were consistently doing 1´58.7, 1´58.9 with 17 laps on the tyres so it was working quite well: we were happy with it and with everything we tested today. We are not sure exactly when we will use the new fairing in a race because I think we have to find a little bit more information with it but this is the right direction. I did 1´56.901 with a qualifying tyre, which is not so bad, so I´m pretty happy with the job I´m doing with my team.´

Team-mate Loris Capirossi also began the test in good form, but had reason to look back with regret as he made significant improvements with a race tyre. The Italian veteran put in 50 laps of the Brno circuit, equal to the total of Stoner.

´Today with a lot of time available we worked a lot on the set up and tried many things,´ explains Capirossi. ´For sure I made a mistake when I chose my tyre allocation on Thursday because today I tested the front tyre I didn´t have available at the weekend and I lapped a lot faster than in the yesterday´s race. We also improved the bike´s set up, the new fairing seems promising and could be interesting for the next races. We also tested a couple of new tyres which I like, but we have to work a bit more on them.´

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MotoGP, 2007, CARDION AB GRAND PRIX ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY, Casey Stoner, Loris Capirossi

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