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DATE News (chronologically)
02/24/11
motogp
Repsol Honda makes clean sweep of Sepang testing  
Casey Stoner
The final day in Sepang witnessed an incredible display of speed from all three Repsol Honda riders . Within 10 minutes of the track opening for the final day's testing, Casey Stoner on his first flying lap of the day recorded a time of 2'00.122 - five hundredths faster than his quickest (and top of the day) lap on day two. However, on his next lap, Stoner put in a sub two minute lap of 1'59.665 almost a second quicker than the circuit best lap recorded in 2009, which remained unbeaten for the rest of the session.

Within fifteen minutes of this incredible feat, Dani Pedrosa also lit up the timing sheets as he clocked a time of 1'59.803 - putting the two Repsol Honda riders out of reach from the rest of the pack, while the other Repsol Honda rider Andrea Dovizioso was fourth in 2'00.541 - all these times recorded in the first forty-five minutes of the day.

After this virtual qualifying session, the teams resumed the normal testing program.

We had a good day comparing the chassis' again and I'm happy we have made our decision on which one we'll use for the season. We also tried a lot of electronics with engine braking and found improvements in a few areas, and some losses in others so we need to rectify these. The chassis we've chosen always behaves in the way we want it to, no matter what set-up we use, we are also able to adapt it fairly easily. So when we get to Qatar in a few weeks we'll be able to test different set-up's at the same time and get more track time on it. Some changes can be quite time consuming to do, so having the two bikes with identical chassis will be useful. The test here has been very productive for us, we did a long run here today - almost race distance - and gathered some key information. I'm feeling more and more comfortable on the RC212V and I can't wait to get to Qatar". Casey Stoner

Testing Results
1 Casey Stoner 1'59.665 AUS HONDA Repsol Honda Team
2 Dani Pedrosa 1'59.803 SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
3 Marco Simoncelli 2'00.163 ITA HONDA San Carlo Honda Gresini
4 Andrea Dovizioso 2'00.541 ITA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
5 Ben Spies 2'00.678 USA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing Team
6 Colin Edwards 2'00.966 USA YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
7 Jorge Lorenzo 2'01.003 SPA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing Team
8 Alvaro Bautista 2'01.194 SPA SUZUKI Rizla Suzuki MotoGP
9 Hiroshi Aoyama 2'01.328 JPN HONDA San Carlo Honda Gresini
10 Hector Barbera 2'01.346 SPA DUCATI Paginas Amarillas Aspar
11 Valentino Rossi 2'01.469 ITA DUCATI Ducati Marlboro Team
12 Nicky Hayden 2'01.469 USA DUCATI Ducati Marlboro Team
13 Loris Capirossi 2'01.493 ITA DUCATI Pramac Racing
14 Cal Crutchlow 2'02.034 GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
15 Randy De Puniet 2'02.155 FRA DUCATI Pramac Racing
16 Toni Eias 2'02.410 SPA HONDA LCR Honda MotoGP

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