2008 Valencia FP3 Times Day 2 - Hayden Fastest Again, Melandri Beats Stoner

Hayden was quickest once again in the morning session, but the big surprise was Marco Melandri. The Italian, who has an inconceivably appalling season as he struggles with the Ducati, has found something in his setup, and regularly topped the timesheet. The track dried out during the last 10 minutes of the session, generating a frantic rush of activity, with the lead swapping several times a minute.  

Pos.No.RiderManufacturerFast LapDiffDiff Previous
169Nicky HAYDENHONDA1'43.940  
256Shinya NAKANOHONDA1'44.3660.4260.426
333Marco MELANDRIDUCATI1'44.5820.6420.216
446Valentino ROSSIYAMAHA1'44.6210.6810.039
54Andrea DOVIZIOSOHONDA1'44.7030.7630.082
67Chris VERMEULENSUZUKI1'44.7720.8320.069
71Casey STONERDUCATI1'44.8300.8900.058
82Dani PEDROSAHONDA1'45.2821.3420.452
965Loris CAPIROSSISUZUKI1'45.5091.5690.227
1015Alex DE ANGELISHONDA1'46.0682.1280.559
1113Anthony WESTKAWASAKI1'46.4562.5160.388
1214Randy DE PUNIETHONDA1'46.7212.7810.265
1348Jorge LORENZOYAMAHA1'46.8472.9070.126
145Colin EDWARDSYAMAHA1'47.2553.3150.408
1552James TOSELANDYAMAHA1'47.3093.3690.054
1650Sylvain GUINTOLIDUCATI1'47.3273.3870.018
1721John HOPKINSKAWASAKI1'48.0194.0790.692
1824Toni ELIASDUCATI1'50.9977.0572.978

Circuit records:

Fastest Lap:22Nicky HAYDEN1'43.940138.714 Km/h
Circuit Record Lap:2007Dani PEDROSA1'32.748155.453 Km/h
Circuit Best Lap:2006Valentino ROSSI1'31.002158.436 Km/h



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It would be a shame should Marco be back to his old self in this final race of the season, for that would leave everybody with the ultimate question if this is the turning point he had sought for, for the whole season with Ducati Corsa. No matter what, hope Marco has a good race at least for the last time on the GP8.

Oops...guess not. Just found out he qualified last.