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MotoGP: 2010 Qatar test results

Teams race under the lights in final pre-season test
By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Mar. 19, 2010
Casey Stoner set the fastest time in the final pre-season MotoGP test in Doha, Qatar, March 18-19.

The Ducati Marlboro rider recorded a time of 1:55.353 on the second day of testing under the lights at the Losail International Circuit. Stoners time was a hair under Valentino Rossis best time, 1:55.402, set in the first night of testing. The two riders finished in reverse order on the first night of testing, showing why they are considered early favorites for the 2010 championship.

Not long after setting his fastest lap, Stoner crashed at Turn 2, the same area his teammate Nicky Hayden and the Monster Yamaha Tech3 team of Colin Edwards and Ben Spies each crashed during the session.

motogp 2010 qatar test results, Ben Spies impressed on the first night of testing with the third fastest time but couldn t match the pace in the second session
Ben Spies impressed on the first night of testing with the third fastest time but couldn't match the pace in the second session.

Spies was third fastest in the first session, just ahead of Edwards, but neither rider was able to improve on the second night, finishing tenth and eighth, respectively.

Jorge Lorenzo, who finished runner-up to his Fiat Yamaha teammate Rossi in the 2009 title hunt, was over a second off Stoners pace despite a broken thumb.

Repsol Honda s Andrea Dovizioso appeared to be over the fever that kept him out of the teams official presentation earlier in the week, setting the third fastest lap on the second session and fifth the night before. Dovizioso was faster than his teammate Dani Pedrosa on both nights as Pedrosa only barely squeezed under the 1:57 mark in the second session. Pedrosa was slower than satellite LCR Honda rider Randy De Puniet on both nights.

Hayden shaved more than half a second off his fastest lap on the second night, setting the fourth fastest time in the second session.

motogp 2010 qatar test results, The oldest rider on the grid Loris Caprossi showed he s still got speed
The oldest rider on the grid, Loris Caprossi showed he's still got speed.

Rizla Suzuki riders Loris Capirossi and Alvaro Bautista both showed improvement the second night. The veteran Capirossi was fifth fastest on the second night at 1:56.195 while the rookie Bautista cut more than a second off his fastest lap.

The two new teams in the series, Aspar Ducati and Interwetten-Honda were near the bottom of the time sheet on both nights. Aspar Ducatis Hector Barbera edged out Interwetten-Hondas Hiroshi Aoyama on both nights but both rookies remain nearly two seconds off of Stoners pace.

Riders and teams will have three weeks to prepare before the season kicks off for real under the lights in Qatar on April 11.

motogp 2010 qatar test results, A healthy Casey Stoner may be the biggest threat to end Valentino Rossi s championship winning streak
A healthy Casey Stoner may be the biggest threat to end Valentino Rossi's championship winning streak.
MotoGP 2010 Qatar Test Results - Session 2
1stCasey StonerDucati Marlboro1:55.353
2ndValentino RossiFiat Yamaha1:55.860
3rdAndrea DoviziosoRepsol Honda1:55.879
4thNicky HaydenDucati Marlboro1:56.115
5thLoris CapirossiRizla Suzuki1:56.195
6thJorge LorenzoFiat Yamaha1:56.504
7thRandy De PunietLCR Honda1:56.504
8thColin EdwardsMonster Yamaha Tech 31:56.722
9thMika KallioPramac Ducati1:56.767
10thBen SpiesMonster Yamaha Tech 31:56.779
11thAleix EspargaroPramac Ducati1:56.897
12thAlvaro BautistaRizla Suzuki1:56.898
13thDani PedrosaRepsol Honda1:56.935
14thMarco MelandriSan Carlo Honda Gresini1:57.222
15thHector BarberaAspar Ducati1:57.223
16thHiroshi AoyamaInterwetten-Honda1:57.251
17thMarco SimoncelliSan Carlo Honda Gresini1:57.379
MotoGP 2010 Qatar Test Results - Session 1
1stValentino RossiFiat Yamaha1:55.402
2ndCasey StonerDucati Marlboro1:55.717
3rdBen SpiesMonster Yamaha Tech 31:55.954
4thColin EdwardsMonster Yamaha Tech 31:56.540
5thRandy De PunietLCR Honda1:56.588
6thAndrea DoviziosoRepsol Honda1:56.811
7thJorge LorenzoFiat Yamaha1:56.838
8thNicky HaydenDucati Marlboro1:56.855
9thMika KallioPramac Ducati1:56.923
10thDani PedrosaRepsol Honda1:57.047
11thLoris CapirossiRizla Suzuki1:57.099
12thMarco MelandriHonda Gresini1:57.605
13thHector BarberaAspar Ducati1:57.822
14thHiroshi AoyamaInterwetten-Honda1:57.888
15thMarco SimoncelliHonda Gresini1:57.891
16thAleix EspargaroPramac Ducati1:57.898
17thAlvaro BautistaRizla Suzuki1:57.960
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