Things seem to be hotting up at Sepang, where the MotoGP boys are enjoying (or not) their first ride of the long 2011 season. Casey Stoner headed day one by just under half a second, but the real action comes today. Here’s a highlight of some of the images from the first day. We’ll bring you more when we get it.
Valentino Rossi struggled all day with his recovering shoulder to blame. “Rarely have I have been this happy with 12th.”
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Casey Stoner is as Casey Stoner does. “I soon felt comfortable and we had a good day”
We’ve missed Toni Elias’ style in MotoGP. And his Missus. “we are positive and we are working hard to find the right chassis regulations to improve the pace”
More Rossi style. Hayden struggled on day one, too. “I’ll have a relaxing massage and put ice on it.”
Lorenzo ended the day second. “The 2011 bike seems to have less wheelie so we can open the throttle earlier in the corners and in some corners I have better corner speed as well.”
Sepang Test Times: Day One
1 Casey Stoner Repsol Honda Team 02:01.57
2 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Factory Racing 02:01.98
3 Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team 02:02.02
4 Marco Simoncelli San Carlo Honda Gresini 02:02.30
5 Ben Spies Yamaha Factory Racing 02:02.33
6 Alvaro Bautista Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 02:02.42
7 Hiroshi Aoyama San Carlo Honda Gresini 02:02.48
8 Andrea Dovizioso Repsol Honda Team 02:02.51
9 Colin Edwards Monster Yamaha Tech 3 02:02.51
10 Randy De Puniet Pramac Racing Team 02:03.15
11 Kousuke Akiyoshi HRC Test Team 02:03.22
12 Valentino Rossi Ducati Marlboro Team 02:03.37
13 Nicky Hayden Ducati Marlboro Team 02:03.51
14 Loris Capirossi Pramac Racing Team 02:03.70
15 Hector Barbera Aspar Team 02:03.77
16 Cal Crutchlow Monster Yamaha Tech 3 02:04.01
17 Toni Elias LCR Honda MotoGP 02:04.24
18 Karel Abraham Cardion AB Motoracing 02:04.47
19 T1 Yamaha Test Team 02:04.72
20 T2 Yamaha Test Team 02:05.24Enjoy more Fast Bikes reading in the monthly magazine. Click here to subscribe.