It’s day three in the MotoGP house, and it was Marco Simoncelli’s turn to go into the diary room, sorry, top the timesheets. This makes it a Honda one-two-three in terms of fastest rider per day, with Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa taking the previous days’ honours.
Stoner had a small spill during Thursday’s session, while Alvaro Bautista ended up throwing up in his helmet. Valentino Rossi saw some improvements to end the day in tenth, just over a second of the day’s quickest time.
Sepang: Day Three
1 Marco Simoncelli San Carlo Honda Gresini 02:00.8
2 Casey Stoner Repsol Honda Team 02:00.8
3 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Factory Racing 02:00.8
4 Andrea Dovizioso Repsol Honda Team 02:00.9
5 Ben Spies Yamaha Factory Racing 02:01.0
6 Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team 02:01.2
7 Hiroshi Aoyama San Carlo Honda Gresini 02:01.4
8 Nicky Hayden Ducati Marlboro Team 02:01.5
9 Colin Edwards Monster Yamaha Tech 3 02:01.7
10 Valentino Rossi Ducati Marlboro Team 02:01.8
11 Hector Barbera Mapfre Aspar Team 02:02.0
12 Loris Capirossi Pramac Racing Team 02:02.1
13 Randy De Puniet Pramac Racing Team 02:02.2
14 Karel Abraham Cardion AB Motoracing 02:02.6
15 Cal Crutchlow Monster Yamaha Tech 3 02:02.7
16 Toni Elias LCR Honda MotoGP 02:02.9
17 T1 Yamaha Test Team 02:03.0
18 Kousuke Akiyoshi HRC Test Team 02:03.5
19 T2 Yamaha Test Team 02:03.6
20 Noburu Aoki Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 02:04.7Enjoy more Fast Bikes reading in the four-weekly magazine. Click here to subscribe.