2008 Catalunya Post-Race Testing - Day 1

Testing was rather eventful, with Casey Stoner setting the fastest time on the new carbon-fiber frame Ducati Desmosedici GP9, the bike scheduled to race next year. Both Nicky Hayden and Dani Pedrosa switched back and forth between the steel-valve Honda RC212V and the new pneumatic valve engine, but Pedrosa had a nasty highside on cold tires, and was forced to retire. Testing of the bike will now be down to Nicky Hayden for tomorrow. Hayden was 4/10ths quicker on the new bike than on the old bike during the race weekend on race tires.

The times were provided courtesy of GPOne.com. Testing continues tomorrow.

1 Casey Stoner Ducati 1'41.533 lap 45 of 52 Q
2 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'41.857 lap 60 of 61 Q
3 Shinya Nakano Honda 1'42.039 lap 41 of 50 Q
4 James Toseland Yamaha 1'42.505 lap 55 of 62
5 Alex de Angelis Honda 1'42.699 lap 30 of 42 Q
6 Nicky Hayden Honda 1'42.721 lap 60 of 70
7 Sylvain Guintoli Ducati 1'42.755 lap 56 of 57 Q
8 Randy de Puniet Honda 1'42.775 lap 48 of 54
9 Chris Vermeulen Suzuki 1'42.782 lap 92 of 93
10 Andrea Dovizioso Honda 1'42.818 lap 41 of 64
11 Colin Edwards Yamaha 1'43.127 lap 8 of 38
12 Toni Elias Ducati 1'43.197 lap 64 of 72
13 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1'43.552 lap 6 of 32
14 John Hopkins Kawasaki 1'43.630 lap 8 of 23
15 Marco Melandri Ducati 1'44.326 lap 43 of 60
16 Olivier Jacque Kawasaki 1'44.927 lap 49 of 55
17 Nobu Aoki Suzuki 1'45.011 lap 66 of 73
18 Erwan Nigon Honda 1'45.603 lap 63 of 78
19 Niccolo Canepa Ducati 1'46.122 lap 47 of 48
20 Vito Guareschi Ducati 1'47.201 lap 19 of 32

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