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Old 05-29-2009, 11:50 AM   #21
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Pedrosa exceeds 217mph, sets top speed record
Dani Pedrosa shattered the official MotoGP top speed record by reaching a massive 349.3km/h (217.1mph) on his Repsol Honda during Friday free practice for the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello.

The previous official top speed record for a motorcycle grand prix machine was 343.7km/h (213.6mph) set by Makoto Tamada, on a 990cc Honda, during qualifying at Shanghai in 2006.

Ducati rider Mika Kallio (348.1km/h) and Yamaha's Valentino Rossi (344.3km/h) also beat Tamada's record on Friday, during a session that saw ten riders break the 340km/h (211mph) mark.

Perhaps the biggest surprise was a 342.2km/h by Marco Melandri on his Hayate-run Kawasaki ZX-RR, good enough for sixth out of the 17 riders. Among those the Italian beat on top speed was Ducati's Casey Stoner (340.6km/h), who was ranked ninth.

While Honda, Yamaha and Ducati were all evenly matched at the top, Suzuki still appears to be lacking relative to its rivals. The highest GSV-R top speed, by Loris Capirossi, was 339.8km/h - only good enough for eleventh. Team-mate Chris Vermeulen was 16th with 335.5km/h.

The slowest top speed was a 329.2km/h by Tech 3 Yamaha's James Toseland.

Pedrosa was fourth fastest in the Friday practice session, 0.938sec behind pace setter Jorge Lorenzo. Lorenzo was fifth in terms of top speed with 342.4km/h.

The highest official 990cc top speed at Mugello was 343km/h (213.1mph) set by Alex Barros on a factory Honda during the 2004 race.

Limiting top speed had been the main reason given for changing to 800cc engines in 2007.
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Mugello, Spain
May 29, 2009
Free Practice One, Top Speeds:

1. Dani Pedrosa (Honda), 217.04 mph
2. Mika Kallio (Ducati), 216.3 mph
3. Valentino Rossi (Yamaha), 213.94 mph
4. Niccolo Canepa (Ducati), 213.38 mph
5. Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha), 212.76 mph
6. Marco Melandri (Kawasaki), 212.63 mph
7. Nicky Hayden (Ducati), 212.26 mph
8. Andrea Dovizioso (Honda), 211.95 mph
9. Casey Stoner (Ducati), 211.64 mph
10. Alex De Angelis (Honda), 211.58 mph
11. Loris Capirossi (Suzuki), 211.14 mph
12. Colin Edwards (Yamaha), 210.64 mph
13. Randy De Puniet (Honda), 209.77 mph
14. Yuki Takahashi (Honda), 209.46 mph
15. Toni Elias (Honda), 208.53 mph
16. Chris Vermeulen (Suzuki), 208.47 mph
17. James Toseland (Yamaha), 204.55 mph
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Pedrosa exceeds 217mph, sets top speed record
Dani Pedrosa shattered the official MotoGP top speed record by reaching a massive 349.3km/h (217.1mph) on his Repsol Honda during Friday free practice for the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello.

The previous official top speed record for a motorcycle grand prix machine was 343.7km/h (213.6mph) set by Makoto Tamada, on a 990cc Honda, during qualifying at Shanghai in 2006.

Ducati rider Mika Kallio (348.1km/h) and Yamaha's Valentino Rossi (344.3km/h) also beat Tamada's record on Friday, during a session that saw ten riders break the 340km/h (211mph) mark.

Perhaps the biggest surprise was a 342.2km/h by Marco Melandri on his Hayate-run Kawasaki ZX-RR, good enough for sixth out of the 17 riders. Among those the Italian beat on top speed was Ducati's Casey Stoner (340.6km/h), who was ranked ninth.

While Honda, Yamaha and Ducati were all evenly matched at the top, Suzuki still appears to be lacking relative to its rivals. The highest GSV-R top speed, by Loris Capirossi, was 339.8km/h - only good enough for eleventh. Team-mate Chris Vermeulen was 16th with 335.5km/h.

The slowest top speed was a 329.2km/h by Tech 3 Yamaha's James Toseland.
Pedrosa was fourth fastest in the Friday practice session, 0.938sec behind pace setter Jorge Lorenzo. Lorenzo was fifth in terms of top speed with 342.4km/h.

The highest official 990cc top speed at Mugello was 343km/h (213.1mph) set by Alex Barros on a factory Honda during the 2004 race.

Limiting top speed had been the main reason given for changing to 800cc engines in 2007.
The slowest had to be a yami
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...Limiting top speed had been the main reason given for changing to 800cc engines in 2007.
Good thing that worked out for them...

Bring back the 990s and no traction control!!!!
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The slowest had to be a yami

slowest Ducati.......... stoner
this track throws up anomalies
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Good thing that worked out for them...

Bring back the 990s and no traction control!!!!
the 990's were the nuts
lets take a minute to salute this awesome era

just watch the slo mo
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slowest Ducati.......... stoner
this track throws up anomalies
Dingo is just baking off the throttle there, we are experimenting with gas consumption for the race, we don't want to run out of gas with those speeds
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Dingo is just baking off the throttle there, we are experimenting with gas consumption for the race, we don't want to run out of gas with those speeds
pshhh that never happens.... damnit.
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geeez i cant wait for sunday!!!

Rossi is gonna stomp all over them
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geeez i cant wait for sunday!!!

Rossi is gonna stomp all over them


those Italians who are mad for it at the best of times are going to be going fkn bananas which will give the chosen one at least another 20 bhp

Rossi Rossi Rossi
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those Italians who are mad for it at the best of times are going to be going fkn bananas which will give the chosen one at least another 20 bhp

Rossi Rossi Rossi
Go Vale
viva le 46

yup, I'm ready
'ells yeah!!!

i have been wanting a new helmet for a while and i amd ata 3 way split with the Five Continents AGV Rep and the top...teehee
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NORA!!! i just saw that you are located in England!!!...Born there or just living there?...and whereabouts in the good ole U.K.

p.s. im a brit too

Bron and raised in Chester!!!
moved here to Houston bout 6-7 years ago...
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NORA!!! i just saw that you are located in England!!!...Born there or just living there?...and whereabouts in the good ole U.K.

p.s. im a brit too

Bron and raised in Chester!!!
moved here to Houston bout 6-7 years ago...
**** man, no way
moved over to Houston last Aug 2008 from Essex, (Essex boy ), back over here in england to tie up some loose ends and bits!!

will look you up for sure when I get back
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for sure!!!

these american boys dont know proper about real racing sports!! (nascar...Honestly?!?!hahaha)
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for sure!!!

these american boys dont know proper about real racing sports!! (nascar...Honestly?!?!hahaha)


dude, we play cricket!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
we have nothing to brag about in sports

I'd like your views on how you've settled in but rather than up this thread I'll pm you later if I may
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dude, we play cricket!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
we have nothing to brag about in sports

I'd like your views on how you've settled in but rather than up this thread I'll pm you later if I may
haha yeah...SORRY EVERYONE!!!

haha but sure man

im about to log off...i know its 9 in the morning over there so your just bout to chow down on sore breakfast (mmmm bacon butties, how i miss them)
but shoot me a pm and ill get to it tomorrow!!

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haha yeah...SORRY EVERYONE!!!

haha but sure man

im about to log off...i know its 9 in the morning over there so your just bout down to chow on sore breakfast (mmmm bacon butties, how i miss them)
but shoot me a pm and ill get to it tomorrow!!

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