Edwards Fastest at Misano

Brent Avis
by Brent Avis
Castrol Honda's World Superbike champion Colin Edwards set the fastest timein Thursday's first day of a two-day test at the Misano circuit in Italy --the venue for next week's eighth round of the championship.

Edwards said: "We came here with a good setting from a previous test and Ifelt pretty comfortable. We've got tomorrow to try some new ideas but I'mhappy with the way it's all going."

Ducati's Ben Bostrom was second quickest, only 0.03 seconds behind Edwards...

Castrol Honda's Tady Okada was third quickest, just 0.3 seconds slower than hisfellow Castrol VTR rider.

Thursday's leading test times:Colin Edwards USA Castrol Honda 1m 35.77sBen Bostrom USA Ducati 1m 35.80sTady Okada Japan Castrol Honda 1m 36.03sTroy Corser Australia Aprilia 1m 36.12sRuben Xaus Spain Ducati 1m 36.21sRegis Laconi France Aprilia 1m 36.60sA. Antonello Italy Aprilia 1m 36.65sTroy Bayliss Australia Ducati 1m 37.03s
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