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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-11-2003, 08:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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MotoGP testing times

Gibernau 1’33.9
Bayliss 1’34.2
Biaggi 1’34.4
Edwards 1’34.6
Capirossi 1’34.8
Tamada 1’35.3
Xaus 1’37.0
Aoki 1’37.4
Byrne 1’37.06
Hodgson 1’37.9
Kur.Roberts 1’38.5

This is from day one - they didn't get started until 2PM cause of the weather.... I for one am LOVING seeing Xaus in front of Neil. Bet that shuts him up for a bit Also - I loved this quote form Colin:


Colin Edwards, 1:34.7, 42 laps I was working on a lot of stuff. All of these bikes have limits: You just have to learn how to decipher the code. One of them taps you on the left shoulder, one of them taps you on the right. You have to learn that code. Find the limits. Right now I have somewhat of an idea, but not enough to go out there and try to bust a lap. We just went out and did fairly consistent high 34's and I was happy with that. I didn't feel I was anywhere near the limit. Now we're there. Just push a little and find out where it is. The track was pretty bad this morning. We had no idea if the tire was going to stick or if it wasn't going to stick. I'm trying to sweat a few beers out first before we get out there.

sounds like most racers I know

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Kurtis... uh oh

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Day 2:

1.- Max Biaggi, Honda – 1’32.88 (88 laps)
2.- Makoto Tamada, Honda – 1’33.40 (50 laps)
3.- Sete Gibernau, Honda – 1’33.50 (82 laps)
4.- Loris Capirossi, Ducati – 1’33.52 (50 laps)
5.- Troy Bayliss, Ducati – 1’33.58 (62 laps)
6.- Colin Edwards, Honda – 1’34.00 (71 laps)
7.- Shinichi Itoh, Honda – 1’35.10 (78 laps)
8.- Rubιn Xaus, Ducati – 1’35.53 (63 laps)
9.- Neil Hodgson, Ducati – 1’35.86 (78 laps)
10.- Shane Byrne, Aprilia – 1’35.97 (64 laps)
11.- Nobuatsu Aoki, Proton – 1’36.50 (49 laps)
12.- Marcelino Lucchi, Aprilia – 1’36.40 (61 laps)
13.- Kurtis Roberts, Proton – 1’36.75 (29 laps)

Day 3:
1. Bayliss (Ducati) 1’33"15;
2. Gibernau (Honda) 1’33"20;
3. Edwards (Honda.) 1’33"43;
4. Capirossi (Ducati) 1’33"48;
5. Tamada (Honda) 1’33"50;
6. Biaggi (Honda.) 1’33"80;
7. Itoh (Honda 1’34"50;
8. Xaus (Ducati) 1’34"71;
9. Hodgson ((Ducati).) 1’35"18;
10. Byrne (Aprilia) 1’35"85;
11. Aoki (Proton) 1’36"31;
12. K. Roberts (Proton) 1'36"59;
13. Guareschi (Ducati) 1'36"70;
14. Lucchi (Aprilia) 1'36"92.
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he had surgery on his hand - he's out for another few weeks...
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Ahhhhh, but he is staying over there?




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So why isn't Rossi testing the yammie?
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So why isn't Rossi testing the yammie?

He is still under contract with Honda until January.
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Re: MotoGP testing times

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I'm trying to sweat a few beers out first before we get out there.
Yeah, that's a great quote. But I liked the one he gave on day two even better.

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“It doesn’t matter if I’ve got a 12 lap tire or a new tire, 34.0,” he said. “Didn’t matter how many laps, front-rear, which tire, whatever, 34.0. To me it’s telling me there’s a wall there where it’s comfortable and after that I have to find the limits. And if I haven’t found them by say 3:00 tomorrow, I’ll do what I did in 2002. I might not be coming back. The bike might be coming back in a trailer, but I got to find some limits.”
http://www.cyclenews.com/ShowStory.asp?HeadlineID=5675

That's awesome. Frick'n gladiator!

GO COLIN!

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BTW, there's a very good article on Colin in RRW this month.
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BTW, there's a very good article on Colin in RRW this month.
I read it over the weekend - good stuff. I didn't know about his "positioning" at Imola - guess that's racing eh? (for those who don't get rrw he said he kept putting himself in the position that if he went down so did Troy.) Now I gotta get that race from Dave already and watch it again with that in mind!

Also read somewhere that Colin was running the "Sete" spec 211V from last season and all the other Honda guys where on a "Rossi" spec.... fwiw. Very cool for Colin if that's true tho!!
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Also read somewhere that Colin was running the "Sete" spec 211V from last season and all the other Honda guys where on a "Rossi" spec.... fwiw. Very cool for Colin if that's true tho!!
I suspect there isn't much difference, but it might be 0.10 sec... which can mean the difference between the pole and the end of the frotn row. Gibernau also had a factory machine, but I suspect that Rossi's was the absolute best equipment.

Biaggi is still second rate. Fast one day, but no consistency. I think he's unable to effectively communicate to his crew what he's feelign on the machine.... and I think his crew hates him.... or Biaggi is trying to make too many changes at once.


Awesome quote from Colin!!! He's convincing me that eh might be the man to beat. Could even be another Colin vs/ Bayliss circus most of the season.
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