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Brno Post-Race Test - Day 2 Times

Testing continued at Brno on Tuesday, though it got off to a very slow start due to the rain that had fallen overnight. If there's one man that isn't afraid of the rain, it's Anthony West, and so the Australian Kawasaki rider was the first out on the slowly drying track. Once the track dried sufficiently, he was joined by 13 other riders who had stayed on to test. West also spent some time testing qualifying tires, as this was his first opportunity to test the qualifiers outside of an actual qualifying session.

At Yamaha, Valentino Rossi spent time testing the new engine with pneumatic valves, but the new power plant clearly still needs development, as Rossi only managed the 11th fastest time. Rossi also spent a lot of time testing new Michelin tires, none of which provided the necessary step forward.

For Casey Stoner, service continued as normal, the Australian being fastest on both days. The fastest three times were all set by Bridgestone-shod riders, with Stoner finishing ahead of John Hopkins and Randy de Puniet. Nicky Hayden set the 4th fastest time, as fastest Michelin rider.

Testing is now completed, and the circus packs up to move on to Misano, where the next round of racing takes place on September 2nd.

MotoGP Test, Brno: Tuesday times
1 Casey Stoner Ducati Marlboro Team 1'57.92
2 John Hopkins Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 1'58.40
3 Randy de Puniet Kawasaki Racing Team 1'58.49
4 Nicky Hayden Repsol Honda Team 1'58.70
5 Chris Vermeulen Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 1'58.74
6 Alex Barros Pramac d'Antin 1'58.84
7 Colin Edwards Fiat Yamaha Team 1'58.86
8 Carlos Checa Honda LCR 1'59.13
9 Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team 1'59.23
10 Anthony West Kawasaki Racing Team 1'59.28
11 Valentino Rossi Fiat Yamaha Team 1'59.35
12 Loris Capirossi Ducati Marlboro Team 1'59.62
13 Sylvain Guintoli Dunlop Yamaha Tech 3 2'00.80
14 Makoto Tamada Dunlop Yamaha Tech 3 2'01.92
Combined Fastest Times: (Monday and Tuesday)
1 Casey Stoner Ducati Marlboro 1'56.901 (Monday)
2 John Hopkins Rizla Suzuki 1'57.66 (Monday)
3 Chris Vermeulen Rizla Suzuki 1'58.42 (Monday)
4 Nicky Hayden Repsol Honda 1'58.425 (Monday)
5 Randy de Puniet Kawasaki Racing Team 1'58.49 (Tuesday)
6 Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda 1'58.55 (Monday)
7 Loris Capirossi -Ducati Marlboro 1'58.767 (Monday)
8 Colin Edwards Fiat Yamaha Team 1'58.86 (Tuesday)
9 Carlos Checa Honda LCR 1'59.07 (Monday)
10 Alex Barros Pramac d'Antin 1'59.1 (Monday)
11 Valentino Rossi Fiat Yamaha 1'59.20 (Monday)
12 Anthony West Kawasaki Racing Team 1'59.28 (Tuesday)
13 Shinya Nakano Konica Minolta Honda 1'59.76 (Monday)
14 Sylvain Guintoli Yamaha Tech 3 1'59.82 (Monday)
15 Iván Silva Pramac d'Antin 1'59.91 (Monday)
16 Makoto Tamada Yamaha Tech 3 2'00.06 (Monday)
17 Taddy Okada HRC 2'00.34 (Monday)
18 Nobu Aoki Suzuki MotoGP 2'00.73 (Monday)
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Brno Post-Race Test - Day 1 Times

1 Casey Stoner Ducati Marlboro 1'56.901
2 John Hopkins Rizla Suzuki 1'57.66
3 Chris Vermeulen Rizla Suzuki 1'58.42
4 Nicky Hayden Repsol Honda 1'58.425
5 Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda 1'58.55
6 Loris Capirossi Ducati Marlboro 1'58.767
7 Randy de Puniet Kawasaki Racing 1'58.84
8 Carlos Checa Honda LCR 1'59.07
9 Alex Barros Pramac d'Antin 1'59.10
10 Valentino Rossi Fiat Yamaha 1'59.20
11 Anthony West Kawasaki Racing 1'59.407
12 Colin Edwards Fiat Yamaha 1'59.64
13 Shinya Nakano Konica Minolta Honda 1'59.76
14 Sylvain Guintoli Dunlop Yamaha Tech 3 1'59.82
15 Ivan Silva Pramac d'Antin 1'59.91
16 Makoto Tamada Dunlop Yamaha Tech 3 2'00.06
17 Taddy Okada HRC 2'00.34
18 Nobu Aoki Suzuki MotoGP 2'00.73

Circuit Records:

Fastest Lap: Casey STONER 1'58.881 163.615 Km/h
Circuit Record Lap: 2006 Loris CAPIROSSI 1'58.157 164.618 Km/h
Circuit Best Lap: 2006 Valentino ROSSI 1'56.191 167.403 Km/h
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2007 Brno MotoGP Race Results

1 27 Casey STONER DUCATI 43'45.810
2 21 John HOPKINS SUZUKI 43'53.713 7.903
3 1 Nicky HAYDEN HONDA 43'58.910 13.100
4 26 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 44'01.610 15.800
5 71 Chris VERMEULEN SUZUKI 44'03.113 17.303
6 65 Loris CAPIROSSI DUCATI 44'05.173 19.363
7 46 Valentino ROSSI YAMAHA 44'08.295 22.485
8 14 Randy DE PUNIET KAWASAKI 44'08.883 23.073
9 4 Alex BARROS DUCATI 44'18.102 32.292
10 7 Carlos CHECA HONDA 44'20.963 35.153
11 24 Toni ELIAS HONDA 44'23.558 37.748
12 13 Anthony WEST KAWASAKI 44'24.060 38.250
13 50 Sylvain GUINTOLI YAMAHA 44'29.504 43.694
14 56 Shinya NAKANO HONDA 44'42.879 57.069
15 80 Kurtis ROBERTS KR212V 44'55.413 1'09.603
16 22 Ivan SILVA DUCATI 45'07.220 1'21.410
17 6 Makoto TAMADA YAMAHA 45'11.614 1'25.804
Not Classified
5 Colin EDWARDS YAMAHA 5'25.074 20 laps
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2007 Brno Qualifying Practice Times - Day 2

1 27 Casey STONER DUCATI 1'56.884
2 1 Nicky HAYDEN HONDA 1'57.164 0.280 0.280
3 26 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 1'57.179 0.295 0.015
4 21 John HOPKINS SUZUKI 1'57.567 0.683 0.388
5 14 Randy DE PUNIET KAWASAKI 1'57.599 0.715 0.032
6 46 Valentino ROSSI YAMAHA 1'57.640 0.756 0.041
7 65 Loris CAPIROSSI DUCATI 1'57.665 0.781 0.025
8 71 Chris VERMEULEN SUZUKI 1'57.699 0.815 0.034
9 5 Colin EDWARDS YAMAHA 1'57.702 0.818 0.003
10 50 Sylvain GUINTOLI YAMAHA 1'57.732 0.848 0.030
11 56 Shinya NAKANO HONDA 1'57.969 1.085 0.237
12 7 Carlos CHECA HONDA 1'58.143 1.259 0.174
13 4 Alex BARROS DUCATI 1'58.204 1.320 0.061
14 24 Toni ELIAS HONDA 1'58.264 1.380 0.060
15 6 Makoto TAMADA YAMAHA 1'58.399 1.515 0.135
16 13 Anthony WEST KAWASAKI 1'59.386 2.502 0.987
17 80 Kurtis ROBERTS KR212V 1'59.446 2.562 0.060
18 22 Ivan SILVA DUCATI 1'59.721 2.837 0.275

Circuit Records:

Fastest Lap: Casey STONER 1'56.884 166.411 Km/h
Circuit Record Lap: 2006 Loris CAPIROSSI 1'58.157 164.618 Km/h
Circuit Best Lap: 2006 Valentino ROSSI 1'56.191 167.403 Km/h
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2007 Brno FP3 Times - Day 2

Casey Stoner and John Hopkins were once again far and away the fastest riders on the track at Brno this morning, leading the timesheets within the first 10 minutes of practice, and staying there all the way to the end. Stoner was fastest by a small margin for most of the session, until 2 minutes from the end, the Australian Ducati man destroyed the existing lap record, set by Loris Capirossi last year. Suzuki's John Hopkins was the only man who could stay within range of Stoner, and the only other man capable of consistently running 1'58 second laps, which looks like being race pace.

The Yamaha men suffered very mixed fortunes, with Colin Edwards finishing in 4th spot, behind Kawasaki's Randy de Puniet, but Valentino Rossi way down in 12th position, nearly 2 seconds slower than the man he has to beat if he is to keep a chance at the title. Unless the team find something this afternoon, Rossi could be in serious trouble tomorrow.

The top men's team mates, Loris Capirossi and Chris Vermeulen, also put on a strong showing all session, with Sylvain Guintoli once again popping into the top 10, taking 7th spot using a set of qualifiers. The Repsol Honda team mates finished in 8th and 9th spot, with Nicky Hayden faster than Dani Pedrosa for much of the session, the Spaniard only nipping ahead of the reigning world champion during the final minutes of the session.

Marco Melandri was once again absent, presumably still not fit to ride as a result of the nerve problems which reared their heads yesterday. It must be doubtful whether he will be able to race on Sunday.

1 27 Casey STONER DUCATI 1'58.002
2 21 John HOPKINS SUZUKI 1'58.653 0.651 0.651
3 14 Randy DE PUNIET KAWASAKI 1'58.939 0.937 0.286
4 5 Colin EDWARDS YAMAHA 1'59.231 1.229 0.292
5 65 Loris CAPIROSSI DUCATI 1'59.347 1.345 0.116
6 71 Chris VERMEULEN SUZUKI 1'59.359 1.357 0.012
7 50 Sylvain GUINTOLI YAMAHA 1'59.460 1.458 0.101
8 26 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 1'59.465 1.463 0.005
9 1 Nicky HAYDEN HONDA 1'59.516 1.514 0.051
10 6 Makoto TAMADA YAMAHA 1'59.590 1.588 0.074
11 4 Alex BARROS DUCATI 1'59.712 1.710 0.122
12 46 Valentino ROSSI YAMAHA 1'59.849 1.847 0.137
13 7 Carlos CHECA HONDA 1'59.892 1.890 0.043
14 24 Toni ELIAS HONDA 2'00.089 2.087 0.197
15 56 Shinya NAKANO HONDA 2'00.353 2.351 0.264
16 13 Anthony WEST KAWASAKI 2'00.472 2.470 0.119
17 80 Kurtis ROBERTS KR212V 2'00.595 2.593 0.123
18 22 Ivan SILVA DUCATI 2'01.362 3.360 0.767

Circuit Records:

Fastest Lap: Casey STONER 1'58.002 164.834 Km/h
Circuit Record Lap: 2006 Loris CAPIROSSI 1'58.157 164.618 Km/h
Circuit Best Lap: 2006 Valentino ROSSI 1'56.191 167.403 Km/h
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2007 Brno FP2 Times - Day 1

The day's second free practice session took place under overcast skies, though it stayed dry throughout. And the fastest two men of the morning's practice were fastest once again for most of the afternoon. But this time, Casey Stoner didn't dominate the session like he had in the morning. In fact, it wasn't until 10 minutes from the end that Stoner finally managed to better the time set by Suzuki's John Hopkins. Once faster, though, he proceeded to set a series of blistering laps within half a second of the existing lap record set by Loris Capirossi during last year's race.

Stoner looked like having the fastest time of the session in the bag, until 5 minutes before the end, when we were treated to a real surprise. Sylvain Guintoli, aboard the Tech 3 Yamaha, put a Dunlop qualifier on the bike and put in a blistering lap to take 2nd spot from John Hopkins. A couple of minutes later, as the clock ticked down to the session's end, Guintoli went out again with another qualifier, and this time, took 2/10ths of a second off Stoner's time, to set the fastest time of the session. Guintoli had made clever use of the advantage which the Dunlops offer, not being subject to the tire quotas, as the company has not won a MotoGP race in recent history. His time will mean little come qualifying practice tomorrow, but today's performance is a major publicity coup.

This left Stoner down in 2nd, ahead of Hopkins in 3rd, with Loris Capirossi and Randy de Puniet 1/10th apart in 4th and 5th. Capirossi has a couple of fast laps, but was far from consistent, while de Puniet was constantly to be found near the top of the timesheets.

The first of the Michelin men was Valentino Rossi in 6th place, ahead of Dani Pedrosa and Nicky Hayden. Rossi had struggled all session, sitting around 8th for much of practice, while Pedrosa was more consistent in his times. Nicky Hayden had started badly, but found a burst of speed in the last 10 minutes.

Guintoli's team mate Makoto set the 9th fastest time, also on a Dunlop qualifier, but was unlucky to get stuck in traffic on his fast lap. Hopper's team mate Chris Vermeulen rounded out the top 10.

There was one name missing from this afternoon's session, and that was Marco Melandri. The Italian, who is still suffering with a broken ankle sustained at Laguna Seca, had finished 15th in the first session of the day, 5 places down from his similarly injured team mate Toni Elias.

1 50 Sylvain GUINTOLI YAMAHA 1'58.362
2 27 Casey STONER DUCATI 1'58.568 0.206 0.206
3 21 John HOPKINS SUZUKI 1'58.868 0.506 0.300
4 65 Loris CAPIROSSI DUCATI 1'58.969 0.607 0.101
5 14 Randy DE PUNIET KAWASAKI 1'59.064 0.702 0.095
6 46 Valentino ROSSI YAMAHA 1'59.176 0.814 0.112
7 26 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 1'59.266 0.904 0.090
8 1 Nicky HAYDEN HONDA 1'59.466 1.104 0.200
9 6 Makoto TAMADA YAMAHA 1'59.494 1.132 0.028
10 71 Chris VERMEULEN SUZUKI 1'59.508 1.146 0.014
11 4 Alex BARROS DUCATI 1'59.738 1.376 0.230
12 7 Carlos CHECA HONDA 1'59.857 1.495 0.119
13 5 Colin EDWARDS YAMAHA 2'00.001 1.639 0.144
14 24 Toni ELIAS HONDA 2'00.271 1.909 0.270
15 13 Anthony WEST KAWASAKI 2'00.398 2.036 0.127
16 56 Shinya NAKANO HONDA 2'00.793 2.431 0.395
17 80 Kurtis ROBERTS KR212V 2'01.725 3.363 0.932
18 22 Ivan SILVA DUCATI 2'01.854 3.492 0.129

Circuit Records:

Fastest Lap: Sylvain GUINTOLI 1'58.362 164.333 Km/h
Circuit Record Lap: 2006 Loris CAPIROSSI 1'58.157 164.618 Km/h
Circuit Best Lap: 2006 Valentino ROSSI 1'56.191 167.403 Km/h
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2007 Brno FP1 Times - Day 1

1 27 Casey STONER DUCATI 1'58.881
2 21 John HOPKINS SUZUKI 1'59.543 0.662 0.662
3 65 Loris CAPIROSSI DUCATI 1'59.765 0.884 0.222
4 46 Valentino ROSSI YAMAHA 2'00.017 1.136 0.252
5 5 Colin EDWARDS YAMAHA 2'00.198 1.317 0.181
6 26 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 2'00.228 1.347 0.030
7 1 Nicky HAYDEN HONDA 2'00.310 1.429 0.082
8 71 Chris VERMEULEN SUZUKI 2'00.398 1.517 0.088
9 14 Randy DE PUNIET KAWASAKI 2'00.399 1.518 0.001
10 24 Toni ELIAS HONDA 2'00.678 1.797 0.279
11 7 Carlos CHECA HONDA 2'00.782 1.901 0.104
12 50 Sylvain GUINTOLI YAMAHA 2'00.895 2.014 0.113
13 4 Alex BARROS DUCATI 2'00.988 2.107 0.093
14 13 Anthony WEST KAWASAKI 2'01.003 2.122 0.015
15 33 Marco MELANDRI HONDA 2'01.318 2.437 0.315
16 6 Makoto TAMADA YAMAHA 2'01.433 2.552 0.115
17 56 Shinya NAKANO HONDA 2'01.559 2.678 0.126
18 22 Ivan SILVA DUCATI 2'03.619 4.738 2.060
19 80 Kurtis ROBERTS KR212V 2'03.662 4.781 0.043

Circuit Records:

Fastest Lap: Casey STONER 1'58.881 163.615 Km/h
Circuit Record Lap: 2006 Loris CAPIROSSI 1'58.157 164.618 Km/h
Circuit Best Lap: 2006 Valentino ROSSI 1'56.191 167.403 Km/h
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2007 Laguna Seca MotoGP Race Results

1 27 Casey STONER DUCATI 44'20.325
2 71 Chris VERMEULEN SUZUKI 44'30.190 9.865
3 33 Marco MELANDRI HONDA 44'45.966 25.641
4 46 Valentino ROSSI YAMAHA 44'50.989 30.664
5 26 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 44'55.947 35.622
6 14 Randy DE PUNIET KAWASAKI 44'58.631 38.306
7 13 Anthony WEST KAWASAKI 45'01.747 41.422
8 6 Makoto TAMADA YAMAHA 45'02.680 42.355
9 4 Alex BARROS DUCATI 45'03.845 43.520
10 95 Roger Lee HAYDEN KAWASAKI 45'04.045 43.720
11 5 Colin EDWARDS YAMAHA 45'07.701 47.376
12 56 Shinya NAKANO HONDA 45'13.173 52.848
13 50 Sylvain GUINTOLI YAMAHA 45'18.735 58.410
14 7 Carlos CHECA HONDA 45'35.691 1'15.366
15 21 John HOPKINS SUZUKI 45'35.595 2 laps
16 57 Chaz DAVIES DUCATI 44'34.640 3 laps
Not Classified
1 Nicky HAYDEN HONDA 31'49.864 10 laps
17 Miguel DUHAMEL HONDA 14'29.711 22 laps
80 Kurtis ROBERTS KR212V 7'16.822 27 laps
65 Loris CAPIROSSI DUCATI 4'21.970 29 laps
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2007 Laguna Seca Qualifying Practice Times - Day 2

1 27 Casey STONER DUCATI 1'22.292
2 26 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 1'22.501 0.209 0.209
3 71 Chris VERMEULEN SUZUKI 1'22.590 0.298 0.089
4 1 Nicky HAYDEN HONDA 1'22.624 0.332 0.034
5 46 Valentino ROSSI YAMAHA 1'22.683 0.391 0.059
6 65 Loris CAPIROSSI DUCATI 1'22.914 0.622 0.231
7 21 John HOPKINS SUZUKI 1'22.933 0.641 0.019
8 5 Colin EDWARDS YAMAHA 1'22.943 0.651 0.010
9 56 Shinya NAKANO HONDA 1'23.006 0.714 0.063
10 33 Marco MELANDRI HONDA 1'23.018 0.726 0.012
11 6 Makoto TAMADA YAMAHA 1'23.036 0.744 0.018
12 13 Anthony WEST KAWASAKI 1'23.091 0.799 0.055
13 14 Randy DE PUNIET KAWASAKI 1'23.113 0.821 0.022
14 50 Sylvain GUINTOLI YAMAHA 1'23.207 0.915 0.094
15 7 Carlos CHECA HONDA 1'23.263 0.971 0.056
16 95 Roger Lee HAYDEN KAWASAKI 1'23.425 1.133 0.162
17 4 Alex BARROS DUCATI 1'23.557 1.265 0.132
18 80 Kurtis ROBERTS KR212V 1'23.662 1.370 0.105
19 17 Miguel DUHAMEL HONDA 1'23.923 1.631 0.261
20 57 Chaz DAVIES DUCATI 1'24.098 1.806 0.175

Circuit records:

Fastest Lap: Casey STONER 1'22.292 157.925 Km/h
Circuit Record Lap: 2006 Dani PEDROSA 1'23.333 155.952 Km/h
Circuit Best Lap: 2007 Casey STONER 1'22.292 157.925 Km/h
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2007 MotoGP Laguna Seca FP3 Times - Day 2

The third free practice session at Laguna Seca was no different to the first, with Casey Stoner once again dominating the session almost from start to finish. Stoner continues to be several tenths faster than anyone else in the paddock, with Suzuki's Chris Vermeulen being the man to get closes this time out. A measure of just how good Stoner is here is the fact that the next Ducati is Loris Capirossi down in 14th, 0.996 (a fine Ducati number) slower. What's more, Stoner's time is already faster than the pole record here, set by Nicky Hayden in 2005, on a motorcycle with 190cc more capacity, and on qualifying tires. Pole this year is likely to be inside of 1'21.

Times in the session were considerably closer, once you ignore SuperStoner, with just over a second between 2nd and 16th places, and 2nd to 6th place separated by just 0.137 seconds. The names were the ones we've been seeing all weekend, Chris Vermeulen and his Suzuki team mate John Hopkins, Marco Melandri the best Honda rider, ahead of Nicky Hayden and Dani Pedrosa on the Repsol Hondas. Colin Edwards is the first Fiat Yamaha rider, dropping down a little, and Valentino Rossi is down in 9th, after crashing out at Turn 6 while in the middle of a run of fast laps. The bad news for Rossi is that The Doctor bruised his shoulder and banged up his left hand, particularly the little finger. Rossi is currently getting some physio on his shoulder, to get him ready for this afternoon's qualifying session.

An honorable mention must go to Roger Lee Hayden, fastest of the Kawasakis, finishing ahead of regular riders Randy de Puniet and Ant West. Makoto Tamada also did well, setting the 8th fastest time on a tire he had already done a fast lap on, making it unlikely he used a qualifier. A special mention also goes out to Chaz Davies, taking over 1.2 seconds off his fastest time from yesterday afternoon. Miguel Duhamel, the other replacement rider, put in a solid display, beating out Kurtis Roberts who failed to improve on his time from yesterday.

Among the strugglers were Loris Capirossi, disappointing after last week's podium, and Alex Barros, who is in considerable pain from his hand injury. If he continues to struggle, and Davies continues to improve, Barros could find himself being beaten by hs temporary team mate. As for Shinya Nakano, he languishes near the bottom of the standings once again, presumably ruing the decision to leave the Kawasaki with every breath he takes.

Qualifying takes place in a couple of hours from now.

1 27 Casey STONER DUCATI 1'22.365
2 71 Chris VERMEULEN SUZUKI 1'22.723 0.358 0.358
3 21 John HOPKINS SUZUKI 1'22.756 0.391 0.033
4 33 Marco MELANDRI HONDA 1'22.821 0.456 0.065
5 1 Nicky HAYDEN HONDA 1'22.839 0.474 0.018
6 26 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 1'22.860 0.495 0.021
7 5 Colin EDWARDS YAMAHA 1'23.049 0.684 0.189
8 6 Makoto TAMADA YAMAHA 1'23.263 0.898 0.214
9 46 Valentino ROSSI YAMAHA 1'23.272 0.907 0.009
10 7 Carlos CHECA HONDA 1'23.282 0.917 0.010
11 95 Roger Lee HAYDEN KAWASAKI 1'23.285 0.920 0.003
12 13 Anthony WEST KAWASAKI 1'23.313 0.948 0.028
13 14 Randy DE PUNIET KAWASAKI 1'23.333 0.968 0.020
14 65 Loris CAPIROSSI DUCATI 1'23.361 0.996 0.028
15 50 Sylvain GUINTOLI YAMAHA 1'23.468 1.103 0.107
16 56 Shinya NAKANO HONDA 1'23.734 1.369 0.266
17 4 Alex BARROS DUCATI 1'23.930 1.565 0.196
18 17 Miguel DUHAMEL HONDA 1'24.626 2.261 0.696
19 80 Kurtis ROBERTS KR212V 1'24.928 2.563 0.302
20 57 Chaz DAVIES DUCATI 1'25.219 2.854 0.291

Circuit records:

Fastest Lap: Casey STONER 1'22.365 157.785 Km/h
Circuit Record Lap: 2006 Dani PEDROSA 1'23.333 155.952 Km/h
Circuit Best Lap: 2007 Casey STONER 1'22.365 157.785 Km/h
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