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02/02/12
motogp
Stoner laps under 2min on final day at Sepang  
Casey Stoner, the fastest rider in MotoGP today
On only his second lap of the day, Casey Stoner recorded a blistering fast lap of 1'59.607 which remained unbeaten for the rest of the day Thursday. The Australian rider spent this final day of testing to work on various aspects on his Honda RC213V machine including shock settings and the new Bridgestone tires.

MotoGP teams will now return home with feedback from their riders and the teams will return to Sepang for the second test on February 28th.

CASEY STONER 1st 1'59.607

"It's been a good test in general, we only managed two out of the three days unfortunately but the weather has been really good to us and we've been able to do what we planned. The day I missed hasn't affected us too much and we've managed to complete our testing program, to be honest I think track conditions on the first day weren't that great anyway as the lap times were not so fast. I'm still not feeling great with my back but the bike is ok, so we've made progress in reducing the chatter a little more and trying a few different things, some small settings on the shock that we haven't tried before amongst other points. So far it's been pretty positive, we'll just have to wait and see what we have for the next test and hopefully improve a little more. Now I'm looking forward to getting home to Switzerland to see Adriana and await the arrival of our baby!".

Testing Results

Pos

Rider Time Nat Bike Team
1 Casey Stoner 1'59.607 AUS HONDA Repsol Honda Team
2 Jorge Lorenzo 2'00.198 SPA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing Team
3 Dani Pedrosa 2'00.256 SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
4 Ben Spies 2'00.495 USA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing Team
5 Valentino Rossi 2'00.824 ITA DUCATI Ducati Marlboro Team
6 Hector Barbera 2'00.929 SPA DUCATI Pramac Racing
7 Cal Crutchlow 2'01.108 GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
8 Andrea Dovizioso 2'01.257 ITA YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
9 Alvaro Bautista 2'01.384 SPA HONDA San Carlo Honda Gresini
10 Nicky Hayden 2'01.729 USA DUCATI Ducati Marlboro Team
11 Stefan Bradl 2'01.894 GER HONDA LCR Honda MotoGP
12 Karel Abraham 2'02.218 CZE DUCATI Cardion AB Motoracing
13 Katsuyuki Nakasuga 2'02.334 JAP YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing Team
14 Franco Battaini 2'03.033 ITA DUCATI Ducati Marlboro Team
15 Colin Edwards 2'04.722 USA SUTER MVDS NGM Mobile Forward Racing
16 Ivan Silva 2'08.225 SPA KAWASAKI BQR FTR
17 Robertino Pietri 2'09.640 ITA KAWASAKI BQR FTR
18 Jordi Torres 2'10.184 SPA KAWASAKI BQR FTR

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