Canepa Fastest Again On Day Two Of Indy Tire Test

Bridgestone and Ducati test rider Niccolo Canepa was fastest once again on the 2nd and final day of the MotoGP tire test at Indianapolis. The Italian put in a fast lap towards the end of the session, after Ben Spies had been fastest for much of the day. Times were generally around a second quicker on Wednesday, despite top speeds being unchanged.

Suzuki's regular test rider Nobuatsu Aoki did not feature on the 2nd day of testing. The Japanese veteran ran 4 laps on Tuesday to help get the bike set up for Ben Spies, before letting Spies get on with the testing. Aoki spent the rest of the time in the pits, helping Spies communicate with Suzuki's Japanese engineers.

The next time the MotoGP bikes roll out on the track at Indy, it will be for keeps, at the Red Bull Indianapolis GP in September.

1Niccolo CanepaBridgestone/Ducati Test Rider1'43.006998 laps
2Ben SpiesSuzuki1'43.0912124 laps
3Erwan NigonMichelin/Honda Test Rider1'43.627692 laps
4Olivier JacqueKawasaki Test Rider1'43.818887 laps
5William CostesMichelin/Yamaha Test Rider1'44.068074 laps
6Wataru YoshikawaYamaha Test Rider1'44.2975108 laps

 

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