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 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!
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MotoGP Official Test at Sepang, Malaysia

Session 1 - 05/02/09

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