MotoGP Valencia Day 2 Test Times, 2:50pm

Times from 2:50pm, with a large amount of work already done on the test: 

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1:32.179    
2 11 Ben Spies Yamaha 1:32.322 0.143 0.143
3 27 Casey Stoner Honda 1:32.387 0.208 0.065
4 58 Marco Simoncelli Honda 1:32.497 0.318 0.110
5 69 Nicky Hayden Ducati 1:32.583 0.404 0.086
6 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1:32.626 0.447 0.043
7 19 Alvaro Bautista Suzuki 1:32.738 0.559 0.112
8 4 Andrea Dovizioso Honda 1:32.942 0.763 0.204
9 14 Randy de Puniet Ducati 1:33.156 0.977 0.214
10 5 Colin Edwards Yamaha 1:33.325 1.146 0.169
11 40 Hector Barbera Ducati 1:33.514 1.335 0.189
12 7 Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 1:33.542 1.363 0.028
13 46 Valentino Rossi Ducati 1:33.761 1.582 0.219
14 35 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 1:33.880 1.701 0.119
15 17 Karel Abraham Ducati 1:34.058 1.879 0.178
16 65 Loris Capirossi Ducati 1:34.411 2.232 0.353
17 24 Toni Elias Honda 1:34.800 2.621 0.389

Valentino Rossi has spent nearly all day on the 2011 big bang bike, with Nicky Hayden testing the screamer extensively.

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Interesting that the only guy on a 'new bike' ( as in switched factories) to get top 8 is Casey - I think once he gets his riding position dialed in and his setup and mapping right he is going to blow away most of the field in the testing to come.

And I always love seeing him ahead of Dani ...

Just a pity he has to get Repsol colours come 2011 - I'd love to see him racing that red kangaroo all year :)

That white and red Honda looks sooo cool, I was excited about the rumor about Casey's "own" team. Will be wierd seeing him in the Repsol colors... but I'm sure there's more important things to debate besides who has the coolest looking bike hahahaha


2011 will be epic. Right now it seems like a complete toss-up between Rossi, Lorenzo, Stoner, Spies, and Pedrosa to be on top. Even possibly Simo as a dark horse, though his flashes of brilliant aggressiveness seem tempered by a lack of consistency.

I don't think so. I think there is too much work to be done on the bike - and for him to get used to the Duc.

The Duc is fast but it has a very different feel from the other machines. It's not worse or bad, just different.

Vale will get it sorted eventually but this is probably a little too early to expect competitive times from him or the machine.

I have to agree. Vale and his whole crew have a lot of learning to do before they can be competitive. All they are trying to do now is understand what they've got so they can pick a motor configuration. When does the final decision to Big Bang or not have to be made?

stoner just went top of the timesheets.
can't help but think hes going to be unbelievabley fast next year.
when ben spies was asked in an interview a while back what he was scared of in 2011, he just said 'casey stoner on a honda'

test times and race times are entirely different. I am sure that when the season starts these timings doesn't matters. The Suzuki of Bautista is in 7th place in the test but I don't think that Suzuki can come inside 10 constantly in race.

Suzuki has lacked the rider to put the bike consistently in the top ten. One of their riders always seems to be a waste of time. Sometimes both. Bautista has good potential and there is no reason he can't place top ten all year. For a shoestring effort that is not so bad.

Rossi is in for a brutal trip. As far as fast laps go he's putting in his fastest laps otherwise what is the evaluation worth? He has to ride it to his limit, and he is. Pretty much what I expected.