2011 Brno MotoGP Test 4pm Times: Little Change, But Elias Improves

The timesheet at the MotoGP test at Brno has seen few changes since this morning, with most teams now working on a general development direction rather than trying to post a fast lap. Ben Spies was immediately faster on the 1000 than he was on the 800, can came off the bike seriously impressed at the work that Yamaha had already done. Nicky Hayden is very pleased with the GP11.1, finding it a great improvement over the GP11, and  was nearly two-thirds of a second faster on the new bike than on his old bike. The biggest improvement of the test so far has come from Toni Elias, the LCR Honda rider posting much more respectable times and improving on his race lap by over a second.

The test is due to end  at 6pm local time

Test times from 4pm at Brno:

Pos Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 Casey Stoner Honda 1000 1:56.260    
2 Ben Spies Yam 1000 1:56.306 0.046 0.046
3 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 800 1:56.715 0.455 0.409
4 Jorge Lorenzo Yam 1000 1:56.727 0.467 0.012
5 Ben Spies Yamaha 800 1:57.184 0.924 0.469
6 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1000 1:57.264 1.004 0.080
7 Nicky Hayden Ducati GP11.1 1:57.616 1.356 0.352
8 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 800 1:57.810 1.550 0.194
9 Toni Elias Honda 800 1:57.903 1.643 0.093
10 Valentino Rossi Ducati GP11.1 1:58.266 2.006 0.363
11 Colin Edwards Yamaha 800 1:58.492 2.232 0.226
12 Loris Capirossi Ducati GP11 1:58.927 2.667 0.435
13 Mika Kallio* Suter/BMW 1000 2:00.626 4.366 1.699

 

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But just perhaps we might see a fair fight from the red corner for the remainder of the season given they are so close in the points to date despite their Nr.2 playing with old toys.

David, I think there is an error in the times showing here. Lorenzo's 1:56.727 is the 800cc time, not the 1000. Right?
He is a bit fast with the 1000 here. And now he's the fastest with the 1000, with 1:56.253