Sunday, March 09, 2008

MotoGP Qatar 07-03-08 - Free Practice

It looks as though the rookies are doing well in the practice times and the two Yamaha teams have an incredible 2nd, 3rd and 4th.  Casey Stoner is yet again declaring his intentions to hold on to his title in 2008.  there are some worries about grip on the night time circuit because of lower temperatures.  Pedrosa, Hayden and Rossi are showing disappointing form at the moment but there is a whole year of racing ahead of them and plenty of time for change.

Combined Free Practice Times
1. Casey Stoner (AUS) Ducati Marlboro - 1'55.442
2. Jorge Lorenzo (SPA) Fiat Yamaha Team - 1'55.453
3. James Toseland (GBR) Tech 3 Yamaha - 1'55.812
4. Colin Edwards (USA) Tech 3 Yamaha - 1'55.942
5. Andrea Dovizioso (ITA) JiR Team Scot MotoGP - 1'55.963
6. Alex De Angelis (RSM) San Carlo Honda Gresini - 1'56.120
7. Randy De Puniet (FRA) LCR Honda MotoGP - 1'56.234
8. Valentino Rossi (ITA) Fiat Yamaha Team - 1'56.269
9. Chris Vermeulen (AUS) Rizla Suzuki - 1'56.279
10. Dani Pedrosa (SPA) Repsol Honda - 1'56.478
11. Loris Capirossi (ITA) Rizla Suzuki MotoGP - 1'56.922
12. Shinya Nakano (JPN) San Carlo Honda Gresini - 1'57.011
13. Nicky Hayden (USA) Repsol Honda - 1'57.045
14. John Hopkins (USA) Kawasaki Racing - 1'57.085
15. Marco Melandri (ITA) Ducati Marlboro - 1'57.091
16. Toni Elias (SPA) Alice Team - 1'57.311
17. Anthony West (AUS) Kawasaki Racing - 1'57.934
18. Sylvain Guintoli (FRA) Alice Team - 1'58.500

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