Catalunya Post-Race Testing - Day 2

Testing continued today, but with most of the paddock packed up and gone home. Only six riders were out testing today, Nicky Hayden on the Honda, Casey Stoner, Loris Capirossi and test rider Shinichi Itoh on the Ducatis, and Chris Vermeulen and Nobuatsu Aoki on the Suzukis.

Nicky Hayden was the fastest man of the day, after trying the chassis which team mate Dani Pedrosa had used on Sunday. Hayden was happy with the chassis, saying it gave him more confidence in the bike, and hoping it would carry through to Donington. Casey Stoner also tested some 16" rears, and told reporters they were a definite improvement on the package.

Today's test was the last chance until Brno in August. Until then, anything the teams want testing will have to be tested on track, during race weekends.

1 Nicky Hayden Repsol Honda Team 1'42.40 *
2 Casey Stoner Ducati Marlboro Team 1'42.76
3 Chris Vermeulen Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 1'42.90
4 Loris Capirossi Ducati Marlboro Team 1'43.09
5 Shinichi Itoh Ducati Test Rider 1'45.51
6 Nobuatsu Aoki Suzuki Test Rider 1'46.01

* All the above times are on race tires. Hayden also did a 1'42.240 on a qualifier.

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