Ducati continued to dominate the second day of testing at Phillip Island. And once again, it's not the factory bikes of Loris Capirossi and Casey Stoner who are fastest, but the satellite Pramac d'Antin bike of Alex Barros. Honda have managed to close the gap left yesterday, with Dani Pedrosa being the fastest RC212V rider on Wednesday, setting the 4th fastest time, ahead of the slowest Ducati rider, Alex Hofmann.
Reigning world champion Nicky Hayden heads up a gaggle of Hondas, with Chris Vermeulen taking fastest Suzuki honors. Suzuki, the team to beat at previous tests, seem to have found some improvement from yesterday, having narrowed the gap a little. But they are still a surprisingly long way behind the field, having shown the way in Sepang, Jerez and Valencia.
Testing finishes up on Thursday.
01- Alex Barros - Ducati Desmosedici GP7 - 1:30.01
02- Loris Capirossi - Ducati Desmosedici GP7 - 1:30.34
03- Casey Stoner - Ducati Desmosedici GP7 - 1:30.39
04- Daniel Pedrosa - Honda RC212V - 1:30.45
05- Alex Hofmann - Ducati Desmosedici GP7 - 1:30.60
06- Nicky Hayden - Honda RC212V - 1:30.61
07- Marco Melandri - Honda RC212V - 1:30.74
08- Carlos Checa - Honda RC212V - 1:30.84
09- Chris Vermeulen - Suzuki GSV-R 800cc - 1:31.19
10- Shinya Nakano - Honda RC212V - 1:31.35
11- Toni Elias - Honda RC212V - 1:31.40
12- Kenny Roberts Jr - KR Honda KR212V - 1:31.55
13- John Hopkins - Suzuki GSV-R 800cc - 1:31.65