Latest Times From Day 2 of Jerez Test - 5pm

Once again, has the latest times from Jerez.

Casey Stoner is no longer the fastest man on the track, but this was probably due to the unfortunate world champion suffering another big highside at Turn 3 during the early afternoon. Although Stoner walked away from the crash, he did not return to action.

With Stoner gone, Valentino Rossi showed remarkable progress on his new Bridgestone rubber by setting the fastest time of the test so far. With Shinya Nakano second and Alex de Angelis third, the Japanese tires still seem to hold the edge so far. Of the Michelin runners, it was Andrea Dovizioso who was fastest, fractionally ahead of the two factory Hondas.

The biggest worry in the paddock must be for Marco Melandri. So far, the Italian has signally failed to get to grips with the Ducati Desmosedici, in an ominous echo of his predecessor at Ducati, Loris Capirossi. Great things were expected of Melandri, but so far, he has been a long way off the pace.

Testing concludes on Thursday.

Pos. Rider Bike Fastest Lap No. of Laps
1 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'40.134 62
2 Shinya Nakano Honda 1'40.251 71
3 Alex de Angelis Honda 1'40.332 49
4 Andrea Dovizioso Honda 1'40.650 69
5 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1'40.651 49
6 Nicky Hayden Honda 1'40.692 78
7 Randy de Puniet Honda 1'40.820 77
8 Casey Stoner Ducati 1'40.833 32
9 Colin Edwards Yamaha 1'40.838 53
10 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1'40.883 57
11 John Hopkins Kawasaki 1'40.939 65
12 James Toseland Yamaha 1'41.278 58
13 Marco Melandri Ducati 1'41.424 77
14 Ant West Kawasaki 1'41.729 53
15 Niccolo Canepa Ducati 1'42.188 31
16 Tady Okada Honda 1'43.143 38
17 Vito Guareschi Ducati 1'43.399 33
18 Shinichi Itoh Ducati 1'43.869 53
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