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Old 04-24-2009, 01:12 PM   #21
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Attaboys to CEII and Hayden!

Colin takes the fastest lap with a set of hard charging runs edging Dingo and Rossi by almost .5 seconds!

Rossi did come back on his last lap to with within .02 of CEII though...

Hayden pulls one out on the last lap to get up to 6th from almost last
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1. Valentino Rossi ITA Fiat Yamaha Team 1min 48.545 sec
2. Casey Stoner AUS Ducati Marlboro Team 1min 48.601 sec
3. Jorge Lorenzo SPA Fiat Yamaha Team 1min 48.965 sec
4. Chris Vermeulen AUS Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 1min 49.382 sec
5. Colin Edwards USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1min 49.965 sec
6. Loris Capirossi ITA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 1min 49.980 sec
7. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Repsol Honda Team 1min 50.030 sec
8. Marco Melandri ITA Hayate Racing Team 1min 50.123 sec
9. Toni Elias SPA San Carlo Honda Gresini 1min 50.209 sec
10. James Toseland GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1min 50.342 sec
11. Dani Pedrosa SPA Repsol Honda Team 1min 50.391 sec
12. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Marlboro Team 1min 50.393 sec
13. Yuki Takahashi JPN Scot Racing Team MotoGP 1min 50.404 sec
14. Sete Gibernau SPA Grupo Francisco Hernando 1min 50.538 sec
15. Alex de Angelis RSM San Carlo Honda Gresini 1min 50.601 sec
16. Randy de Puniet FRA LCR Honda MotoGP 1min 50.669 sec
17. Mika Kallio FIN Pramac Racing 1min 51.643 sec
18. Niccolo Canepa ITA Pramac Racing 1min 51.929 sec

Rossi set F/L on the last lap.
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Monster Yamaha Tech 3 duo Colin Edwards and James Toseland showed promising form to end the first day of action in Yamaha's all-important home race at the Twin Ring Motegi in fifth and tenth places respectively.

American Edwards continued his stunning start to the 2009 MotoGP campaign, ending the 45-minute session with a best time of 1.49.697 to finish just 0.7s outside of the top three.



Today's session was run under cool and grey skies, and looks certain to be the only dry session ahead of Sunday's 24-lap Japanese MotoGP race. Tomorrow's forecasts predict a 90 per cent chance of rain.
As a result of tomorrow's gloomy outlook, Edwards spent the entire session using the same hard compound Bridgestone front and rear tyres to gain crucial endurance data, with the 35-year-old expecting the harder compounds to be his race selection.

British rider Toseland adopted the same tactic to easily produce his best performance on the impressive 2009 Yamaha YZR-M1 so far. After a difficult winter testing campaign and a disappointing first race in Qatar, the 28-year showed his motivation remains as strong as ever as he featured in the top six for the majority of the session.
Fine-tuning a new front fork set-up to help with braking stability, Toseland's final position of tenth didn't reflect his brilliant return to form on the 2.983 miles circuit, and he's confident of mounting a strong challenge in Sunday's race.

Colin Edwards 5th 1.49.697 – 19 laps“Today was all about gathering information. My thinking even yesterday was to start with the hard tyre because we knew it was going to be cold and the forecasts were showing rain for tomorrow, so I needed to get some information in the dry before the race. I started out with the hard tyre and didn't change it for the whole session, just switching the same tyre between bikes to play around with the setting. I'm sure if I had run the softer compounds I could have gone quicker, but Bridgestone think the hard front and rear will be what I'll need for the race. It feels to me like the left side of the tyre is a little bit too hard and I've got to make sure I get it warmed up. The right side feels really good, but you can't take too much risk in the beginning on the left, but once it comes to temperature it works fine. The bike feels really great to show what a great job Yamaha has done again. Today was a good start to the weekend and hopefully I can continue that to give Yamaha a good result in Japan.”

James Toseland 10th 1.50.432 – 19 laps
“That was a bit more like it. Right to the end I was looking good to be around the top six but I caught (Yuki) Takahashi on my last lap when the tyre was working pretty good, so I'm sure I could have got into the 1.49s. My guys have done a great job because I had a slightly different setting on the front fork today to get a bit more control under braking. This place is all about hard braking and that is an area I've needed to work on. I've got a bit more control on initial braking so it doesn't upset the bike as much when I'm turning in. I ran most of the session on the hard tyre with the weather not looking too good for tomorrow, but I did try the softer one at the end just to check on it. I doubt we'd be able to run it in the race, even if the temperature is quite low. So if it rains tomorrow and it's dry for the race, at least I know I'll run the harder tyre. It was a difficult first race but we're not losing motivation and my team have all stuck together. Rain or shine I'm determined to get a good result for them and Yamaha in their home race.”
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Ambient temperature: 13 degrees
Track temperature: 22 degrees
Humidity: 52%

ROSSI FASTEST AND LORENZO THIRD ON OPENING DAY IN JAPANFiat Yamaha riders Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo made a promising start to Yamaha’s home Grand Prix at the Twin Ring Motegi this afternoon, with Rossi finishing at the top of the time sheets and Lorenzo close behind in third. This afternoon’s session was run in cool, dry conditions but with the weather looking unsettled for the rest of the weekend this might be the only dry session before the race and therefore data gathered today could prove key.

Rossi, who claimed his eighth championship title at this track just six months ago, was fast from the outset and found his M1 was working well despite the cold conditions. Lorenzo too felt confident with his base setting immediately and spent some time at the top of the time sheets mid way through the 45-minutes. In the closing stages it looked like the Yamaha pair would end the day in second and thi rd, behind Casey Stoner, but Rossi’s final lap edged him ahead and he finished the day with an advantage of 0.056 seconds over his Australian rival.

Valentino Rossi 1st: “This is a very good start because we’re at the top and this is very important! The conditions today were hard and it was difficult to reach the limit and work to the maximum with the bike and tyres, but it looks like we have a good potential here so I am happy. It’s important to be in front, even though it’s only Friday, because in Qatar we were second in every session and really we don’t like second so much; for sure first is much better! Tomorrow it seems it may rain but we haven’t had the chance to try the new Bridgestone rain tyres yet so I think that this could be an important chance for us to understand how they are. It will be interesting and I hope they are good!”

Jorge Lorenzo 3rd: “I’m so happy with this practice session because we often struggle a bit at the start of the weekend but today this wasn’t the case at all and I felt great from the start. My M1 felt good when braking, under acceleration and in the corners so I think we are in good shape and now I hope we can continue like this tomorrow even if it rains, in fact I am quite curious to see what happens in the rain and how the lap time is.”

Davide Brivio: “It’s nice to be back on top, even if it’s only Friday! It was always going to be very important to make the most of this session because there’s a chance it could be the only dry one, so we wanted to try to explore a few different things. It went ok; we can definitely improve more but we have made a good start.”

Daniel Romagnoli: “We’ve made a good start today and we’re confident that we have a good base for this circuit, which is very different to Qatar. Because this could be the only dry session we worked to collect some extra data for the race to make sure that we’re prepared if it’s wet tomorrow and then dry on Sunday. We have made good use of this first session.”
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Difficult start for the Pramac Racing in the first day of practice in Japan

In the first forty-five minutes of free practice of the Japanese Grand Prix, second round of the 2009 MotoGP World Championship, things didn't go too well for the Pramac Racing Team. Mika Kallio has started quite well positioning in tenth place after a few minutes, but around half session he felt with his Ducati Desmosedici GP9 Sat losing a lot of time before stepping back on track. His teammate, Niccolò Canepa, rode on the Motegi circuit for the first time today and has therefore used these first minutes to learn the track. The two riders are now respectively in seventeenth and eighteenth position. The white and red duo will have at its disposal another free practice tomorrow morning to try to be more competitive during qualifying session that will start at 2.05pm local time.

Fabiano Sterlacchini - Pramac Racing Technical Director
"It's a pity for Mika's fall. We were trustful to be able to do well and this has complicated the work we have planned. It has been a strange fall: Mika was in the first fast lap with some new tyres and probably the left side of the tyre, which is not used so much on this circuit, was still cold. Luckily it seems he isn't hurt. On the other side we knew that it would have been a session where Niccolò had only to getting familiar with the circuit and his lap times are already interesting. We believe that both riders will be able to take a big step forward tomorrow to start in the best way Sunday's race."

Mika Kallio - 17th in 1'51.643
"Looking at the classification today it went really bad. I don't know what happened when I felt; I lost the control of the rear without even accelerating. This has complicated our work today and we will have almost to start from zero tomorrow morning. I hit really hard my left ankle, but for the moment it seems like nothing too serious."

Niccolò Canepa - 18th in 1'51.929
"I really like the track. I have used this session to learn the best lines to follow. It will be difficult to reach the other riders with only two forty-five minutes free sessions, but I will do my best. I found the circuit very slippery, most of all where Mika has fallen. During this session I have used only one rear tyre and having registered my fastest lap time after 20 laps give me some hopes for the rest of the weekend."
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Rizla Suzuki MotoGP began on a positive note during the first day of testing for this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix in Motegi.
Chris Vermeulen led the way for the team with the fourth fastest time of the day, as he recorded a best lap of 1'49.382 from his 17-laps around the 4,801m Motegi circuit. Vermeulen got through a large amount of work with his crew - despite the session only being 45-minutes long - and was able to complete three good runs that supplied him, and the Suzuki Technicians, with valuable data as they prepare for this Sunday's race.

Loris Capirossi was narrowly behind his team-mate as he clocked a quickest time of 1'49.980 from his 19 laps, to give him sixth place overall. Capirossi was pleased with the day's work, but is convinced that there is more to come from him and the Suzuki GSV-R. Capirossi and Vermeulen were two of only six riders that clocked sub one-minute-fifty-second laps today as they continued to show a competitive edge during the first practice session.

Today's single session was held in cold and overcast conditions with air temperatures only reaching 12ºC and track temperatures at a high of only 22ºC. With rain forecast for tomorrow and similar weather as today expected on race-day, the information gathered by the team today will be vital to ensure they get the best set-up on Sunday. Today's fastest time was set by reigning World Champion Valentino Rossi.

Rizla Suzuki has one more free practice session on Saturday morning, followed by a 45-minute qualifying session in the afternoon to decide grid positions for Sunday's 24-lap race that gets underway at 15.00hrs local time (06.00hrs GMT).

Chris Vermeulen 4th: "We've had quite a good start to the weekend here at Motegi. It has not been a track I have gone well at in my last three years with Suzuki, but it has been a big improvement today. We have taken a big step forward with the bike in certain areas - especially accelerating off the corners. There are a lot of those on to long straights here and it all seems to be working well for us. Today we used the same set of tyres for the whole session. They worked pretty well, but did drop-off a bit towards the end of the session, but if it is similar conditions on race-day we know what we will be using. The team did a great job today and we got through everything we needed to in the 45-minutes. With it being a shorter session now, we did well to get in three good runs and try out everything we needed to. Hopefully it will be dry tomorrow so we can learn more about the bike and keep improving."

Loris Capirossi 6th: "The problem we are finding is that this is the only practice we have on Friday now and we don't have another one to keep working on the bike. We need more time to get the bike just right. It is working quite well but we still have a bit of work to do on the setting. The conditions didn't help today because it was very cold and we couldn't get the tyres up to temperature. We used one set of tyres for the whole session and the left side still looks like new! We will see how things turn out tomorrow, but there is a forecast of rain and then it might be fine for the race, so we will just have to see what happens and try our best!"

Paul Denning - Team Manager: "We are happy that some of the problems that we suffered in the Qatar race haven't come up today here in Motegi. That has been reflected in the relatively competitive showings from both riders. The low temperatures and lack of grip was the same for everybody, so we have to be confident in the ability of the riders and the team to get the GSV-R working at its very best in these conditions. It is a solid start to Suzuki's home Grand Prix, but I think that we can find a fair bit more speed for both guys if it's dry tomorrow!"
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I dont know what your talkin about we were out there until the track officials called it due to weather.
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.2 Julián Simón ESP, Aprilia 2'00"864 0.179
.3 Stefan Bradl ALE, Aprilia 2'01"029 0.344
.4 Esteve Rabat ESP, Aprilia 2'01"372 0.687
.5 Nico Terol ESP, Aprilia 2'01"549 0.864
.6 D. Aegerter SUI, Derbi 2'01"565 0.880
.7 Bradley Smith GBR, Aprilia 2'01"608 0.923
.8 Pol Espargaró ESP, Derbi 2'01"781 1.096
.9 Sandro Cortese ALE, Derbi 2'01"797 1.112
10 Marc Márquez ESP, KTM 2'01"868 1.183
11 Joan Olivé ESP, Derbi 2'01"947 1.262
12 Sergio Gadea ESP, Aprilia 2'02"333 1.648
13 Danny Webb GBR, Aprilia 2'02"637 1.952
14 Jonas Folger ALE, Aprilia 2'02"698 2.013
15 Lorenzo Zanetti ITA, Aprilia 2'02"721 2.036
16 Scott Redding GBR, Aprilia 2'03"285 2.600
17 Simone Corsi ITA, Aprilia 2'03"353 2.668
18 Johann Zarco FRA, Aprilia 2'03"654 2.969
19 T. Koyama JPN, Loncin 2'03"746 3.061
20 Efrén Vázquez ESP, Derbi 2'03"925 3.240
21 T. Nakagami JPN, Aprilia 2'03"967 3.282
22 R. Krummenacher SUI, Aprilia 2'04"177 3.492
23 C. Beaubier USA, KTM 2'04"424 3.739
24 Lorenzo Savadori ITA, Aprilia 2'04"442 3.757
25 Alexis Masbou FRA, Loncin 2'05"015 4.330
26 Y. Yanagisawa JPN, Honda 2'05"081 4.396
27 Yuma Yahagi JPN, Honda 2'05"337 4.652
28 Satoru Kamada JPN, Honda 2'05"446 4.761
29 Hiroomi Iwata JPN, Honda 2'05"900 5.215
30 Luca Marconi ITA, Aprilia 2'06"785 6.100
31 Jasper Iwema HOL, Aprilia 2'07"037 6.352
32 Michael Ranseder AUT, Haojue 2'07"046 6.361
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STONER HOT IN COOL JAPAN AS HAYDEN RECOVERS FORM AND FITNESS
The MotoGP World Championship has arrived in Japan much earlier than usual, with the Motegi circuit hosting the second round of the season as opposed to one of the decisive later races, and the springtime temperatures provided the teams and riders with a fresh challenge – figuratively and literally speaking – out on the track, and with 45 minutes available in today’s first free practice session, Ducati Marlboro pair Casey Stoner and Nicky Hayden had to work quickly on the set-up of their Desmosedici machines.

Stoner was fast from the moment the red lights turned to green and after just a handful of laps he was already top of the time sheets with a good advantage over the rest of the field. However, the gap steadily reduced over the course of the session and the Australian was dislodged in the final moments by Valentino Rossi. Hayden, who headed into the action with the stitches he had inserted into his chest, shrugged off the discomfort to turn in a productive afternoon’s work, building on the progress made with his own GP9 set-up during the race in Doha.

CASEY STONER (Ducati Marlboro Team) 2nd (1’48.601)
"We’re not too far from setting some very decent lap times and considering how cold it was this afternoon I think everything has gone as well as we could have expected. It looks as though the weather forecast is not good for tomorrow so this session might not turn out to be so important in terms of qualifying, but then if it’s dry again on Sunday it could turn out to be crucial. In general the bike feels quite good - we need to try and find a bit more grip on the rear and we have a few ideas that we think could work – but now it’s just a case of seeing what the heavens throw at us tomorrow and dealing with that as best we can."

NICKY HAYDEN – (Ducati Marlboro Team) 12th (1’50.393)“The track was quite slippery when we first went out and the air felt so cold, with the humidity, it felt like it could rain any second. We certainly had to be careful getting some heat into the left side of the rear and into the front. We tried a few things out with the set-up – I ran both bikes and worked in the direction we’d found in Qatar, where the balance of the bike had felt much better in the later laps, with less fuel on board. Obviously the lap time isn’t great but we improved with every run and pretty much every lap, we got a good number laps in just in case it does rain tomorrow and we worked out a basic direction we need to take for the race, so I’m satisfied. ”
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