Jerez November Tests - Day 1

The first times are appearing for the first day of the final test of the year at Jerez. The session started rather messily, with Andrew Pitt being forced to return to the pits with mechanical problems on his Ilmor X3, and Ducati's test rider Vittoriano Guareschi suffering a crash, due to low track temperatures. After a break of about 30 minutes, everyone was back at work, though not for too long, as rain halted testing at around 1pm local time. Below are the times set so far:

1. Valentino Rossi, Yamaha Factory Team - 1:41.745
2. John Hopkins, Rizla Suzuki - 1:42.161
3. Colin Edwards, Yamaha Factory Team - 1:42.293
4. Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda - 1:44.030
5. Loris Capirossi, Ducati Marlboro - 1:44.307
6. Chris Vermeulen, Rizla Suzuki - 1:44.394
7. Marco Melandri, Gresini Honda - 1:44.876
8. Casey Stoner, Ducati Marlboro - 1:45.574
9. Shinya Nakano, Konica Minolta Honda - 1:46.200
10. Jeremy McWilliams, Ilmor SRT - 1:47.216
11. Andrew Pitt, Ilmor SRT - 1:48.518
12. Vittoriano Guareschi, Ducati Test Team - 1:50.653

Fastest race lap for each of the manufacturers from the 2006 Spanish GP in March:
Ducati: Loris Capirossi 1:41.248
Honda: Dani Pedrosa 1:41.297
Suzuki: John Hopkins 1:41.598
Kawasaki: Shinya Nakano 1:42.017
Yamaha: Carlos Checa 1:42.161

Lap record:
2005, Valentino Rossi, Yamaha, 1.40.596

Pole record:
2006, Loris Capirossi, Ducati, 1:39.064

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