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Final day of 2007 testing gets underway without Stoner

Final day of 2007 testing gets underway without Stoner

The final day of MotoGP action for 2007 got underway this morning in Jerez, with thirteen premier-class regulars on-track at the Spanish circuit.

The final day of MotoGP action for 2007 got underway this morning in Jerez, with thirteen premier-class regulars on-track at the Spanish circuit. The big news from the test, however, comes from a rider who has seen his testing come to a premature conclusion.

2007 World Champion Casey Stoner, who this week was onboard the new Ducati Desmosedici GP8 for the first time, will not be riding today after suffering torn ligaments in his left shoulder in a crash on day two. The Australian is now on his way back to his homeland to receive treatment on the injury.

On-track, Colin Edwards has as of 1pm local time- been the only rider so far to have gone round in under the 141 mark. Nearly eight tenths of a second off Dani Pedrosas time from yesterday afternoon, the Yamaha Tech 3 rider continues to work with the 2007 M1 to re-establish his settings onboard the 800cc machine.

Edwards was one of the earlier starters of the day, alongside Gresini Hondas Alex de Angelis. The San Marino rider was fourth fastest at the close of yesterdays activities, just slower than team-mate Shinya Nakano. The two continued to clock similar lap times this morning.

Randy de Puniet has thus far completed the fewest laps, having suffered a crash early on in the session onboard his LCR Honda RC212V. Walking away unscathed, the Frenchman can be expected to return to the track for further laps this afternoon.

A full report on the days events can be found at the conclusion of the final 2007 test, with footage available this evening on motogp.com.

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MotoGP, 2007

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