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Last morning in Malaysia sees Hayden on the pace

Last morning in Malaysia sees Hayden on the pace

Repsol Hondas Nicky Hayden was the rider setting the pace in the early part of the concluding day at the winter test in Malaysia, the 2006 World Champion heading the timesheet by more than a second ahead of compatriot Colin Edwards (Yamaha Tech3) as of 3pm local time.

Repsol Hondas Nicky Hayden was the rider setting the pace in the early part of the concluding day at the winter test in Malaysia, the 2006 World Champion heading the timesheet by more than a second ahead of compatriot Colin Edwards (Yamaha Tech3) as of 3pm local time.

Haydens lap of 200.592s set on qualifiers on the 21st of 50 laps undertaken thus far today, was faster than Valentino Rossis pole record time for Sepang set in 2006.

The riders made an early start, with no delays due to rain as experienced on Thursday and Friday and with the likes of Hayden, Edwards and Loris Capirossi Rizla Suzukis new signing = all running on their new 2008 bikes.

With temperatures slightly cooler than on previous days but humidity higher than on Friday, several riders including Hayden have been concentrating on tyre testing at the demanding Far East Asian venue.

Randy de Puniet of Honda LCR suffered a crash in which he hurt his right thumb and received treatment at Clinica Mobile, though he is expected to continue testing in the latter part of the day.

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MotoGP, 2007, Nicky Hayden

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