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http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2006/Jan/tb/060125a.htm

Both Ducatis are looking very good. To put Sete's 2:01.03 in perspective, Loris qualified for the Malaysian GP last year with a 2:01.73. The Yamahas seem a little down so far, but Rossi has two more months to get it into shape which I'm sure he will. Edwards worries me a bit, though.

Sepang Test – Day 3
Unofficial Times
1. Sete Gibernau(Ducati Marlboro) - 2’01.03
2. Loris Capirossi (Ducati Marlboro) - 2’01.08
3. Marco Melandri (Fortuna Honda) - 2’01.09
4. Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda) - 2’01.51
5. Valentino Rossi (Camel Yamaha) - 2’01.601
6. Nicky Hayden (Repsol Honda) - 2’01.69
7. Shinya Nakano (Kawasaki Racing) - 2’01.79
8. Randy de Puniet (Kawasaki Racing) - 2’02.18
9. Toni Elías (Fortuna Honda) - 2’02.23
10. Chris Vermeulen (Suzuki MotoGP) - 2’02.37
11. Colin Edwards (Camel Yamaha) - 2’02.45
12. John Hopkins (Suzuki MotoGP) - 2’02.50
13. Casey Stoner (LCR Honda) - 2’02.67
14. Alex Hofmann (D’Antin Ducati) - 2’03.20
15. Kenny Roberts jr. (KR Honda) - 2’03.45
16. Shinichi Itoh (Ducati- Bridgestone) - 2’03.72
17. James Ellison (Yamaha Tech 3) - 2’04.12
18. Jose Luis Cardoso (D’Antin Ducati) - 2’04.30
19. Naoki Matsudo (Kawasaki Racing) - 2’05.48
 

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We know now that the ducati/bridgestone combination are extremely fast at the certain circuit (sepang and motegi)... Now the question becomes what kind of tire can bridgestone give ducati at the other tracks!

I think it shows that the season may come down to how competitive are the bridgestone tires at the other 15 tracks! If ducati is to win the championship, the desmosedici needs an equally competitive tire at all of the tracks! We know they have the bike and riders, now its upto the tires.
 

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sblea said:
We know now that the ducati/bridgestone combination are extremely fast at the certain circuit (sepang and motegi)... Now the question becomes what kind of tire can bridgestone give ducati at the other tracks!

I think it shows that the season may come down to how competitive are the bridgestone tires at the other 15 tracks! If ducati is to win the championship, the desmosedici needs an equally competitive tire at all of the tracks! We know they have the bike and riders, now its upto the tires.
Phillip Island is up next, that will definitely tell more of the tale.

Tony
 

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This could cause serious problems at home with me rooting for Ducati and Jocie rooting for Rossi. May have to ensure that she has a lot of beer!

Dave Harhay
 
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