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rsheidler 02-21-2003 12:07 PM

Re: Jerez IRTA Test, Day 1
This note from Colin's dad was recently posted on the Fan Forum at Colin's web site (

Author: Colin Edwards Snr (

Date: 02-21-03 14:06

...Well just talked to Colin and he said that he sort of shot himself in the foot today...They started the day on the Valencia set up and went down hill from there...He was also a little jet lagged and he said quote "I just had my head up my ass"...After a good nights sleep, he is sure they will get it tomorrow (weather permitting)and they were all on race tires today and if you remember, Colin's best time at the last test there, on a "race" tire was a 42.7 !!...He sounded confident and said that Barros only turned a couple of laps in the 42's and dumped it once, so it wasn't that easy

...BYW...You guys are on the ball, here I am waiting for Colin to call, then I check the site and there is 25 posts on the testing today...Keep up the good work...Snr

rsheidler 02-21-2003 12:12 PM

Re: Jerez IRTA Test, Day 1
Here you go, 3 Kwak times and the new prototype Yamaha tested by Norick Abe, it has dual suspension on the rear and an inverted swinging arm.

12. Hoffmann (Kawasaki) 1.45.8

13. Pitt (Kawasaki) 1.45.9

14. Abe (Yamaha) 1.46.0

15. McCoy (Kawasaki) 1.46.7

rsheidler 02-21-2003 12:15 PM

>>GO to Joe_Momma's house for dinner<<
What time is dinner served? What are you serving (so I know what kind of wine to bring)?

Oh, I also need directions to your house!

See ya there


badsac 02-22-2003 01:13 AM

Re: Jerez IRTA Test, Day 1
Have you seen any pictures of the swinger on Abe's bike?

Joe_Momma 02-22-2003 07:34 AM

Re: >>GO to Joe_Momma's house for dinner<<
check with Joe_momma!

rsheidler 02-22-2003 08:19 AM

Re: Jerez IRTA Test, Day 1
So far as I have heard, nobody has any pictures of the swingarm or suspension system on this bike. I think this is the first official confirmation that it even exists - although it had been rumored for the past couple of weeks.


rsheidler 02-22-2003 08:29 AM

IRTA Jerez Day 2
MotoGP IRTA Test, Jerez – Day 2:

1. Shinya Nakano Team Yamaha D'Antin1min 45.214secs

2. Troy Bayliss Ducati Marlboro Team1min 45.640secs

3. Colin Edwards Alice Aprilia Racing 1min 47.982secs

4. Loris Capirossi Ducati Marlboro Team1min 48.091secs

5. Garry McCoy Fuchs Kawasaki Racing 1min 48.263secs

6. Noriyuki Haga Alice Aprilia Racing1min 48.314secs

7. Kenny Roberts Suzuki Grand Prix Team 1min 48.488secs

8. John Hopkins Suzuki Grand Prix Team 1min 48.709secs

9. Alex Hoffman Fuchs Kawasaki Racing 1min 48.875secs

10. Andrew Pitt Fuchs Kawasaki Racing 1min 49.851secs

It's damp. Go Colin and Troy.

rsheidler 02-22-2003 08:36 AM

Re: IRTA Jerez Day 2

Heavy morning rain spoils MotoGP testing in Jerez

Today´s second day of the official IRTA testing session for MotoGP in Jerez de la Frontera was badly affected by poor weather conditions, as sporadic rain-storms hit the Spanish track, not allowing the asphalt to dry completely until the final hour. Most riders made it out onto the circuit, but none of them were able to improve on their times from yesterday´s first day of testing. Alex Barros, who was fastest out on the track yesterday, decided to play it safe after having already had his fair share of wet weather testing this winter. He made just eleven laps today, with Shinya Nakano clocked as the fastest rider around the circuit after having completed 38 laps. The Japanese 25 year-old put in some more valuable laps on the Yamaha M1 under the damp conditions, but with the tarmac only drying out late on in the day when temperatures had dropped, he still remained two seconds behind his time from the first day, with a 1:45.214.

Besides the testing, today was the first chance to see the new livery of Team Suzuki when Kenny Roberts and John Hopkins emerged for several laps in the afternoon. This comes after the American duo had their official team presentation at the circuit yesterday evening. They join the Fortuna and Gauloises Yamaha teams who are now riding in full colours after their factory quartet were presented at a luxurious ceremony just prior to this test, as well as the Ducati Marlboro team, who are also premiering their new racing attire.

rsheidler 02-22-2003 08:45 AM

Re: Jerez IRTA Test, Day 1
Just found this -- very cool!

Who'da thunk it -- twin shocks are back!


rsheidler 02-22-2003 08:51 AM

Re: Jerez IRTA Test, Day 1
Check it out -- looks like they have a piece of old innertube for a rear brake pedal return spring. Looks like something I would do!


rsheidler 02-22-2003 09:00 AM

Re: Jerez IRTA Test, Day 1
Also check this out. Really cool stuff!

Apparently they are using the flex of the chassis as part of the suspension (eg when leaned way over) and have mounted shock struts along the deltabox chassis members to dampen this "spring".


rsheidler 02-23-2003 08:29 AM

Day 3!!!!!!!!!!!
This from

Barros sitting pretty on final day of Jerez IRTA test

The IRTA test at Jerez de la Frontera finally drew to a close today after three days of intense work for the majority of MotoGP teams. The second day had been a washout for most riders but there were no signs of the clouds today, with the bright sunshine only being marred by a strong breeze blowing across the Andalusian circuit. In the scramble for good times during the latter part of the day, it was Alex Barros who eventually went fastest, although it was still just outside his blistering lap time from Friday. Colin Edwards was second fastest behind the Brazilian, and is rapidly bringing the Aprilia RS Cube up to the high level that was expected of the three-cylinder machine when it was launched over a year ago. With Carlos Checa third, the parity in quality amongst the different manufacturers was highlighted as Troy Bayliss impressed once more on board the Ducati Desmosedici. The Australian spent much of the afternoon at the top of the timesheets, eventually succumbing to the late pushes from his rivals to finish fourth quickest.

Bayliss´ team-mate Loris Capirossi crashed twice in the breezy conditions, but the feisty Italian still managed to ride on, and was joined in the gravel during the day by Noriyuki Haga twice, Marco Melandri and Olivier Jacque. All were cleared to continue by the medical team except the Frenchman, whose bad luck with pre-season injuries was compounded when a second examination revealed a possible fracture in his shoulder blade, meaning he will not ride in Estoril later this week.

Official times MotoGP IRTA test, Jerez - 23 February 2003

1. Alex Barros (BRA) Yamaha - 1:42.640

2. Colin Edwards (USA) Aprilia - 1:42.818

3. Carlos Checa (ESP) Yamaha - 1:42.861

4. Troy Bayliss (AUS) Ducati - 1:42.890

5. Marco Melandri (ITA) Yamaha - 1:43.236

[remaining times not immediately available]

rsheidler 02-23-2003 09:18 AM

Remaining Day 3 times
6 SHINYA NAKANO (JAP) Yamaha - 1:43.302

7 LORIS CAPIROSSI (ITA) Ducati - 1:43.541

8 KENNY ROBERTS (USA) Suzuki - 1:43.910

9 NORIYUKI HAGA (JAP) Aprilia - 1:44.218

10 JOHN HOPKINS (USA) Suzuki - 1:44.740

11 OLIVIER JACQUE (FRA) - Yamaha - 1:44.970

12 NORICK ABE (JAP) Yamaha (prototype) 1:45.271

13 GARRY McCOY (AUS) Kawasaki - 1:45.361

14 ANDREW PITT (AUS) Kawasaki - 1:45.835

15 ALEX HOFMANN (GER) Kawasaki - 1:45.962

Damn, Kawasaki better get the lead out!

rsheidler 02-23-2003 10:02 AM

Re: Remaining Day 3 times
For point of reference, the top 2 250s (both Aprilias) were faster than all the Kawasaki MotoGPs, and the top 125 (also Aprilia) was as fast as Hofmann.


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