2010 Qatar Test Overall Times - Stoner Overall Winner

Overall times from both days of testing at Qatar:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev Day
1 27 Casey Stoner Ducati 1:55.353 0.000   Friday
2 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1:55.402 0.049 0.049 Thursday
3 4 Andrea Dovizioso Honda 1:55.879 0.526 0.477 Friday
4 11 Ben Spies Yamaha 1:55.954 0.601 0.075 Thursday
5 69 Nicky Hayden Ducati 1:56.115 0.762 0.161 Friday
6 65 Loris Capirossi Suzuki 1:56.195 0.842 0.080 Friday
7 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1:56.504 1.151 0.309 Friday
8 14 Randy De Puniet Honda 1:56.504 1.151 0.000 Friday
9 5 Colin Edwards Yamaha 1:56.540 1.187 0.036 Thursday
10 36 Mika Kallio Ducati 1:56.767 1.414 0.227 Friday
11 41 Aleix Espargaro Ducati 1:56.897 1.544 0.130 Friday
12 19 Alvaro Bautista Suzuki 1:56.898 1.545 0.001 Friday
13 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1:56.935 1.582 0.037 Friday
14 33 Marco Melandri Honda 1:57.222 1.869 0.287 Friday
15 40 Hector Barbera Ducati 1:57.223 1.870 0.001 Friday
16 7 Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 1:57.251 1.898 0.028 Friday
17 58 Marco Simoncelli Honda 1:57.379 2.026 0.128 Friday

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Lorenzo must be feeling some pressure from seeing Spies times. It'll be interesting to see how the year plays out if Lorenzo is not able to show he's not as "alien" as everybody thinks on the same albeit factory bike that Spies is on.

Jorge was faster than Spies on Day 2 with a busted up throtttle/brake hand..I don't think he'll be worried about him in the slightest..
Lorenzo has earned his place at the top table with outstanding results and a never say die attitude..a few fast laps in testing and all you guys want to make out it's the second coming!!
Spies looks a bit special but he's done nothing yet..and would no doubt be the first to tell his fanboi to back off on the expectation.

I agree with you. Lorenzo is still recovering from a broken wrist suffered ... what ... 5 weeks ago? I suspect the only pressure he's feeling is to get as healthy as possible over the next three weeks for the first race of the season.

While I think Spies is a talented guy and will probably do well in MotoGP I think he would be the first to say he doesn't deserve the hysteria over a practice session. Spies seems to have his head on straight and knows that SBK championships mean nothing in MotoGP.

I did put a big "if" in my statement. No doubt Lorenzo has earned his spot on the bike he's on but Spies is a current world champion and Lorenzo has shown that as fast as he is at times he has not been consistent enough to win the title in the premier class. Maybe this will be his year, maybe he'll go out and high side himself straight out of fitness for the entire season, or maybe something in between will happen.

For me, this season is one of the most interesting and difficult to pick for quite some time..Spies' introduction, Ducatis new motor along with Haydens re-emergence, Hondas apparent difficulties adapting to new suspension and electronics but with a talented new team supporting the riders, all the new rookies plus the 3 race engine rule..

Lorenzo seems to have slipped quietly into the background, the wrist injury, and some of the above, helping to deflect initial expectations...Two weeks ago it was doubtful he would make the test. This could well suit him. He is very fast and I'm hoping he can tone down the youthful exuberance and replace some of it with the eye of an intelligent, seasoned campaigner. Mentally and physically he's a super tough young man and is THE bargain at the bookies..7/1.

Racing bikes is dangerous and any one of the 17 riders is but a hairsbreadth away from injury if unlucky when they fall, as they all will at some point this season..
He's the guy who has pushed Rossi closest, on track, over the last two seasons..he doesn't shy away from a dice, like some who crash trying to disappear, afraid they haven't got the minerals in a toe to toe with Vale..

He will be WC at some point, you write him off this year at your peril..

I'm a BIG Spies fan and I expect him to do very well this year but wosideg is right. Only time will tell - after the flag drops - if Spies has what it takes to run with the big dogs. If Yahama gives him a competitive machine I think he will run top 5 pretty regularly and on the right days he will finish on the podium. When/if he is on equal machinery with the Doctor and has some GP experience I think he will give the GOAT some real trouble. Go Spies!

Spies seems a good kid..level headed, hard working and fast..I wish him all the best in GP. Hopefully he'll have a long and successful career..but this is just the start. I hope folk have patience and allow him time..
I'm surprised some notable ex-racers seem to have been hyping him up and getting on the bandwagon.."He's better than Rossi, he'll win races this year" etc. shame on them..I guess the limelight is hard to leave behind.

Hey guys.. there is 17 guys there that could win the race..
All of them are super fast or they would not be there. all could win there coutries national championship if they returned home.
If they all had equal bikes and the same back up in the garage/pitts then it would very very close.

simoncelli? his lack of speed at every test is a bit surprising. spies is going well, but i can't help but wonder if he can live up to everyone's expectation's. it's got to be hard being ben.

having said that- who at suzuki was responsible for letting spies go to yamaha? has this story been covered? was it the factory? denning? whomever it was should be fired immediately!

Why does Suzuki do a lot of the things they do? In 2008 they put their future in the hands of Vemeulen rather than take a chance on Spies. In 2009 they decided to get rid of Vermeulen and put their future in the hands of Bautista to race against Spies. I'm sure it made sense to someone at the time. To me, its just a reminder of why Suzuki falls so far behind all the other manufacturers in MotoGP.