2011 Brno MotoGP Test 11am Times: Stoner Still Fastest, Lorenzo Better On 800

Times at 11am:

Pos Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 Casey Stoner Honda 1:56.260    
2 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1:56.955 0.695 0.695
3 Ben Spies Yamaha 1:57.184 0.924 0.229
4 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1:57.795 1.535 0.611
5 Nicky Hayden Ducati 1:57.955 1.695 0.160
6 Valentino Rossi Ducati 1:58.266 2.006 0.311
7 Ben Spies Yam 1000 1:58.476 2.216 0.210
8 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 1:58.542 2.282 0.066
9 Toni Elias Honda 1:58.575 2.315 0.033
10 Loris Capirossi Ducati 1:58.927 2.667 0.352
11 Colin Edwards Yamaha 1:59.534 3.274 0.607
12 Mika Kallio* Suter/BMW 2:01.709 5.449 2.175
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It will be very interesting to see what happens this afternoon as the track warms up. At the moment Jorge is still slower than his QP time from Saturday. I believe the Yamaha boys are testing new engines, so there will be a direct comparison for us enthusiasts to dribble over.

Really it has been a very newsworthy season already - the best in years IMO.

The previous update said Jorge was riding the 800 and there is no mention of him switching bikes yet so I think these are probably still 800 times. He has a new engine to test and is by all accounts more interested in improving this year's bike so I wouldn't expect to see 1000 times from him till after he's done all the 800 testing he needs this afternoon.

1.56.260: that is already faster by a decent margin than Dani's pole position on Saturday (1.56.591). Any idea what tyres are being used? I am comfortable guessing that it will not be being ridden in fuel consumption mode.......

Interesting point about fuel consumption. I wonder if the last two Stoner upsets have come because he was using race fuel settings all weekend, while others were surprised by them in the race... ?