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Stoner still leading the way in Tuesday Brno testing

Stoner still leading the way in Tuesday Brno testing

After his timesheet-topping workout on Monday at Brno, World Champion Casey Stoner was again on the pace in the early part of the second day´s testing in the Czech Republic.

With a reduced field of riders trying to match his times on Tuesday morning at the historic Czech circuit of Brno, Ducati Marlboro´s Casey Stoner set the pace once more as the second day of post-Cardion ab Grand Prix Ceske republiky testing got underway.

After a busy day on Monday the 250cc contingent and the likes of Dani Pedrosa, Colin Edwards, Randy De Puniet, Andrea Dovizioso, Alex de Angelis and Alice Team colleagues Sylvain Guintoli and Toni Elias have departed, leaving a group of eleven riders to continue with the hard graft ahead of next week´s trip to Misano.

Undertaking regular four-lap stints on the Desmosedici GP8 as he attempts to put the nightmare of Sunday´s DNF out of his mind, Stoner set a remarkable time of 1´55.904 on race tyres shortly before midday on Tuesday. That left him 0.764s ahead of nearest rival Valentino Rossi on the 1pm timesheet – the lap also being marginally quicker than Rossi´s two-year old pole position record.

Despite still being uncomfortable on the Yamaha M1 due to his Laguna Seca injuries Jorge Lorenzo continues to put the laps in, with him and Tech 3 counterpart James Toseland being the only regular premier class riders on Michelin tyres still in attendance.

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MotoGP, 2008, Casey Stoner, Ducati Marlboro Team

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