MotoGP 2008 Valencia Test Times Day 1 - Finalized

Times from the first day of testing at Valencia. These will be updated as soon as official times are available. All times were set using the new standard tires provided by Bridgestone, with a choice of either a soft or a hard compound available. For comparison, see the fastest lap each rider set during the race on Sunday.

Times courtesy of GPOne.com and Motociclismo.es

Times at 5pm, the end of the test:

1Casey StonerDucati1'32.46431 / 54
2Dani PedrosaHonda1'32.67224 / 60
3Valentino RossiYamaha1'32.92120 / 34
4Chris VermeulenSuzuki1'33.14241 / 67
5Loris CapirossiSuzuki1'33.32537 / 75
6Alex de AngelisHonda1'33.37535 / 77
7Jorge LorenzoYamaha1'33.55041 / 44
8Andrea DoviziosoHonda1'33.67538 / 57
9John HopkinsKawasaki1'33.76044 / 74
10Marco MelandriKawasaki1'33.78247 / 75
11Randy de PunietHonda1'33.83239 / 80
12Nicky HaydenDucati1'33.96074 / 79
13Toni EliasHonda1'34.12978 / 81
14Sete GibernauDucati1'34.45121 / 52
15Mika KallioDucati1'34.79357 / 60
16Olivier JacqueKawasaki1'34.92548 / 71
17Niccolo CanepaDucati1'34.99559 / 62
18Yuki TakahashiHonda1'35.20372 / 73
19Gabor TalmacsiAprilia1'38.47255 / 57

 

Fastest lap of each rider during the race on Sunday:

Pos.No.RiderManufacturerFast LapDiffDiff Previous
11Casey STONERDUCATI1'32.582  
22Dani PEDROSAHONDA1'32.7960.2140.214
346Valentino ROSSIYAMAHA1'33.0750.4930.279
44Andrea DOVIZIOSOHONDA1'33.3130.7310.238
569Nicky HAYDENHONDA1'33.3930.8110.080
65Colin EDWARDSYAMAHA1'33.3990.8170.006
756Shinya NAKANOHONDA1'33.5500.9680.151
865Loris CAPIROSSISUZUKI1'33.6261.0440.076
915Alex DE ANGELISHONDA1'33.8391.2570.213
1048Jorge LORENZOYAMAHA1'33.8841.3020.045
1121John HOPKINSKAWASAKI1'34.0351.4530.151
1233Marco MELANDRIDUCATI1'34.1171.5350.082
1352James TOSELANDYAMAHA1'34.1501.5680.033
1414Randy DE PUNIETHONDA1'34.2251.6430.075
1550Sylvain GUINTOLIDUCATI1'34.4621.8800.237
167Chris VERMEULENSUZUKI1'34.5952.0130.133
1724Toni ELIASDUCATI1'34.6342.0520.039
1813Anthony WESTKAWASAKI1'34.7152.1330.081

 

Times at 4pm:

1Casey StonerDucati1'32.46431 / 45
2Dani PedrosaHonda1'32.67224 / 40
3Valentino RossiYamaha1'32.92120 / 21
4Chris VermeulenSuzuki1'33.14241 / 58
5Loris CapirossiSuzuki1'33.32537 / 65
6Alex de AngelisHonda1'33.37535 / 65
7Andrea DoviziosoHonda1'33.67638 / 39
8Jorge LorenzoYamaha1'33.7226 / 24
9John HopkinsKawasaki1'33.76044 / 59
10Marco MelandriKawasaki1'33.78247 / 59
11Randy de PunietHonda1'33.83239 / 59
12Nicky HaydenDucati1'34.12840 / 56
13Sete GibernauDucati1'34.45121 / 36
14Toni EliasHonda1'34.62828 / 68
15Olivier JacqueKawasaki1'34.92548 / 56
16Mika KallioDucati1'34.95141 / 43
17Niccolo CanepaDucati1'35.08140 / 49
18Yuki TakahashiHonda1'36.11246 / 51
19Gabor TalmacsiAprilia1'39.01132 / 44

 

Times at 3pm:

1Casey StonerDucati1'32.464
2Dani PedrosaHonda1'32.672
3Chris VermeulenSuzuki1'33.142
4Loris CapirossiSuzuki1'33.325
5Alex De AngelisHonda1'33.375
6Jorge LorenzoYamaha1'33.722
7John HopkinsKawasaki1'33.760
8Randy De PunietHonda1'33.832
9Marco MelandriKawasaki1'33.933
10Andrea DoviziosoHonda1'34.023
11Nicky HaydenDucati1'34.128
12Sete GibernauDucati1'34.451
13Toni EliasHonda1'34.628
14Olivier JaqueKawasaki1'35.013
15Niccolo CanepaDucati1'35.188
16Valentino RossiYamaha1'35.677
17Mika KallioDucati1'35.727
18Yuki TakahashiHonda1'36.895
19Gabor TalmacsiAprilia1'39.198

 

Times at 2pm:

1Casey StonerDucati1'32.46431 / 32
2Dani PedrosaHonda1'32.67224 / 27
3Loris CapirossiSuzuki1'33.32537 / 39
4Alex de AngelisHonda1'33.37535 / 38
5Chris VermeulenSuzuki1'33.56519 / 35
6Jorge LorenzoYamaha1'33.7226 / 13
7John HopkinsKawasaki1'33.76044 / 45
8Randy de PunietHonda1'33.83239 / 42
9Nicky HaydenDucati1'34.12840 / 41
10Marco MelandriKawasaki1'34.15232 / 37
11Andrea DoviziosoHonda1'34.34018 / 21
12Sete GibernauDucati1'34.45121 / 21
13Toni EliasHonda1'34.62828 / 35
14Olivier JacqueKawasaki1'35.01338 / 40
15Niccolo CanepaDucati1'35.45927 / 29
16Mika KallioDucati1'35.72721 / 25
17Yuki TakahashiHonda1'36.89526 / 39
18Gabor TalmacsiAprilia1'39.702250 cc

 

Times at 1pm:

1Casey StonerDucati1'32.464
2Alex De AngelisHonda1'33.375
3Chris VermeulenSuzuki1'33.565
4Loris CapirossiSuzuki1'33.780
5John HopkinsKawasaki1'33.963
6Dani PedrosaHonda1'34.043
7Randy De PunietHonda1'34.090
8Marco MelandriKawasaki1'34.152
9Andrea DoviziosoHonda1'34.340
10Toni EliasHonda1'34.628
11Olivier JaqueKawasaki1'35.039
12Nicky HaydenDucati1'35.100
13Niccolo CanepaDucati1'35.662
14Mika KallioDucati1'37.656
15Yuki TakahashiHonda1'37.724
16Gabor TalmacsiAprilia1'44.190
17Sete GibernauDucati1'46.446

Gibernau's times were set after just two laps, while Talmasci is riding a 250. 

Times around 12 noon:

1Casey StonerDucati1'32.85812 / 19
2Chris VermeulenSuzuki1'33.56519 / 25
3Loris CapirossiSuzuki1'33.7803 / 14
4John HopkinsKawasaki1'33.96317 / 24
5Dani PedrosaHonda1'34.0435 / 11
6Andrea DoviziosoHonda1'34.47910 / 10
7Alex de AngelisHonda1'34.57713 / 24
8Randy de PunietHonda1'34.6163 / 19
9Marco MelandriKawasaki1'34.71018 / 19
10Olivier JacqueKawasaki1'35.52917 / 21
11Toni EliasHonda1'35.56713 / 13
12Niccolo CanepaDucati1'35.88010 / 11
13Nicky HaydenDucati1'35.89721 / 22
14Yuki TakahashiHonda1'38.6076 / 7

 

Times at 11am:

1 Casey StonerDucati1'32.8588 laps
2 Chris VermeulenSuzuki1'33.69510
3 Loris CapirossiSuzuki1'33.7803
4 John HopkinsKawasaki1'34.25411
5 Alex de AngelisHonda1'35.0238
6 Marco MelandriKawasaki1'35.3199
7 Olivier JacqueKawasaki1'36.9787
8 Nicky HaydenDucati1'39.2447

 

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Comments

I am really happy to see that Nicky is putting in the maximum number of laps on the new bike.  He needs seat time.  His lap times might not be equal to Stoner right now, but I can excuse that.  He approach reminds me of Ben Spies putting in the maxmium number of laps possible on the Suzuki during the Indy test days.  Both riders are showing a dedication to doing the maximum amount of work needed to get themselves in top form.

...that Melandri is already as fast (at 2pm) on the Kawasaki as he was yesterday on the Ducati he rode all year, and as fast as Hopkins was yesterday on the same ride he had all year.  The flip-side of that is, that's where Nicky is, too.

Apparently these "new" tires somewhat agree with the outgoing Kawasakis and Suzukis. 

And, at this early stage, it looks like Dovizioso has the most adjusting to do to the new hoops.