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MotoGP – It’s on.

Oh yeah.  From the boys at Superbike Planet, here’s the final lap times from the first test of the year at Sepang, Malaysia:

1. Nicky HAYDEN (Honda) 2:00.326
2. Casey STONER (Ducati) 2:00.660
3. Jorge LORENZO (Yamaha) 2:00.766
4. Colin EDWARDS (Yamaha) 2:01.179
5. John HOPKINS (Kawasaki) 2:01.198
6. Valentino ROSSI (Yamaha) 2:01.425
7. Andrea DOVIZIOSO (Honda) 2:01.447
8. James TOSELAND (Yamaha) 2:01.745
9. Chris VERMEULEN (Suzuki) 2:01.748
10. Loris CAPIROSSI (Suzuki) 2:01.778
11. Randy DE PUNIET (Honda) 2:01.873
12. Shinya NAKANO (Honda) 2:02.032
13. Alex DE ANGELIS (Honda) 2:02.198
14. Marco MELANDRI (Ducati) 2:02.725
15. Anthony WEST (Kawasaki) 2:02.978
16. Toni ELIAS(Ducati) 2:02.995
17. Olivier JACQUE (Kawasaki) 2:03.030
18. Sylvain GUINTOLI (Ducati) 2:03.628
19. Niccolo CANEPA (Ducati) 2:03.703
20. Tamaki SERIZAWA (Kawasaki) 2:04.354

Read the rider quotes at SuperbikePlanet here.

In short:  Michelin has gotten its groove back.  So has Hayden, the ’06 champ (although his best times came with last year’s engine rather than the pneumatic-valve V4 that Honda is prepping for this coming racing season).  Four different manufacturers in the top 5, including Americans Hayden, Edwards, and Hopkins.

Woo, yeah.  It’s on.

(Of course, I said that at this time last year, too, and we all know how that turned out.  Oh well.)


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  1. […] – It’s on. Written by admin on January 24, 2008 – 10:01 am – Taoist Biker added an interesting post on MotoGP – Itâ Posted in Blog Posts […]

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