Saturday, 7 February 2009

MotoGP '09 - First Blood

After the turbulent events over the break with the pull-out of Kawasaki and rumours surrounding other teams it is great to finally see this years contenders back on the track.

Over the course of the tests Rossi had a few 'offs', while Stoner with his 'weak' wrist seems more then capable of keeping to the top of the pack. Capirossi seems to have had a great start to the season topping the charts and teammate Vermeulen managing to come in 4th...so Suzuki seems to be off, after last season this is what they need. Hayden is down in 11th, fingers crossed that the curse of the Ducati will not see him relegated to the same fate as all of Stoners previous teammates. JT seems to have had a poor start, coming in at 14th...but these are early days and hopefully the tests put him on the right track to refine the motorcycle further.

So the MotoGP 2009 season is still 2 months away with the first round at Qatar on 12th April but I can not wait...I can already hear the engines revving!
clipped from www.motogp.com

MotoGP Official Test at Sepang, Malaysia




Session 1 - 05/02/09


PosRiderTeamFastest lapPrev. GapLead. GapLaps
1Loris CAPIROSSIITA2:01.869-
-37
2Casey STONERAUS2:02.038+0.169
+0.16934
3Valentino ROSSIITA2:02.324+0.286
+0.45531
4Chris VERMEULENAUS 2:02.803+0.479
+0.93455
5Toni ELIASSPA2:02.886+0.083
+1.01752
6Andrea DOVIZIOSOITA2:03.088+0.202
+1.21950
7Colin EDWARDSUSA2:03.254+0.166
+1.38534
8Dani PEDROSASPA2:03.312+0.058
+1.44344
9Sete GIBERNAUSPA2:03.750+0.438
+1.88154
10Jorge LORENZOSPA2:03.894+0.144
+2.02561
11Nicky HAYDENUSA2:04.002+0.108
+2.13360
12Alex DE ANGELISRSM2:04.396+0.394
+2.52753
13Mika KALLIOFIN2:04.405+0.009
+2.53660
14James TOSELANDGBR2:04.502+0.097
+2.63334
15Randy DE PUNIETFRA2:04.882+0.380
+3.01361
16Yamaha TestJPN2:05.024+0.142
+3.15547
17Yuki TAKAHASHIJPN2:05.098+0.074
+3.22973
18Yamaha TestJPN2:05.140+0.042
+3.27144
19Niccolo CANEPAITA2:05.270+0.130
+3.40145
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