Testing continued in much improved conditions today, the rain having disappeared, though the wind continued to cause a few problems. The field was rather depleted, with several teams and riders electing to skip the days testing, and head off home for a rest before the next race at Istanbul in 3 weeks time.
The Gresini Honda boys were fastest, both putting in fantastic times, ahead of Randy de Puniet, who found a problem to his rear traction problems, and Carlos Checa. Both Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden set much slower times, but spent the day focusing on finding a decent setup, rather than the pursuit of a single fast lap. What effect the tests will have will become apparent at the next round in Turkey.
|1||Marco Melandri||Honda Gresini||1'39.484|
|2||Toni Elias||Honda Gresini||1'39.675|
|3||Randy de Puniet||Kawasaki Racing||1'40.225|
|4||Carlos Checa||Honda LCR||1'40.356|
|5||Colin Edwards||Fiat Yamaha||1'41.755|
|6||Olivier Jacque||Kawasaki Racing||1'41.908|
|7||Makoto Tamada||Dunlop Yamaha Tech3||1'42.091|
|8||Valentino Rossi||Fiat Yamaha||1'42.348|
|9||Nicky Hayden||Repsol Honda||1'42.562|
|10||Sylvain Guintoli||Dunlop Yamaha Tech3||1'42.736|
|11||Vittoriano Guareschi||Ducati Marlboro||1'44.780|