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Relaxed start to day two in Jerez

Relaxed start to day two in Jerez

The second of three days of testing is now underway at the Circuito de Jerez, where the weather has been somewhat more respectful to the MotoGP riders than to their lower cylinder category counterparts last week.

The second of three days of testing is now underway at the Circuito de Jerez, where the weather has been somewhat more respectful to the MotoGP riders than to their lower cylinder category counterparts last week.

As of 1pm local time, Casey Stoner was the fastest rider of the day, albeit half a second slower than his quickest time from yesterdays opening session. The Australian continues working with the Ducati Desmosedici GP8 in Southern Spain, having had his first run-out on the 2008 bike on Tuesday.

Whilst the weather has remained warm and sunny, something of a relaxed atmosphere has been prominent thus far at Jerez. Ducati test riders Niccolo Canepa, Vittoriano Guareschi and Shinichi Itoh were the only three out on track right from the days 10am start, joined later on by regular riders Randy de Puniet and James Toseland.

The rider with the most laps under his belt yesterday, Jorge Lorenzo suffered a setback that may prevent him from repeating the marathon session on day two. The Spaniard crashed his factory Yamaha M1 just after midday, although the reigning 250cc World Champion was uninjured in the fall and returned to the track on his second bike.

Yesterdays test debutant, Lorenzos team-mate Valentino Rossi is today continuing his work with new tyre supplier Bridgestone, following on from a successful first encounter with Japanese rubber on Tuesday afternoon.

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MotoGP, 2007

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