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Dam guys, do I have to post up everything?:redflip Check this out. Hopper is just a fraction off of the Yami's and CV is picking his game up considerably. Shame the Honda's and Duc's aren't there, but still interesting to see how close Suzuki is. Either the Zooks are getting faster, or the Yami's are getting slower.:laughing Oh, and Carlos is on Dunlops and had a big crash yesterday. Checa makes me laugh. Every year it's the exact same thing with him. In preseason testing he's very competitive and looks like a contender. Then the season starts and he's nowhere until the last 3 races of the year when it's contract time. Amazing he still has a ride.:rolleyes

Qatar test times - day two:

1. Valentino Rossi ITA Camel Yamaha Team 1min 57.36 secs
2. Colin Edwards USA Camel Yamaha Team 1min 57.52 secs
3. John Hopkins USA Team Suzuki MotoGP 1min 57.66 secs
4. Carlos Checa SPA Tech 3 Yamaha 1min 57.94 secs
5. Chris Vermulen AUS Team Suzuki MotoGP 1min 58.62 secs
6. Shinichi Itoh JPN Ducati 1min 58.9 secs
7. James Ellison GBR Tech 3 Yamaha 1min 59.81 secs
8. Olivier Jacque FRA Kawasaki Racing Team 2min 0.43 secs
 

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I dunno... I think hopkins just looks close cuz the ducs and hondas aren't in there.

Shoot, Kenny jr on a honda motor is probably going to do circles around the zook, that will probably make Hopper's head explode.
 

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Huh?:confused .3 behind Rossi and .17 behind Colin is pretty dam close no matter who's there.

But I do agree. If KRJr. smokes Hopper this year he's going to go crazy.:crackup
 

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What's up with Jacque, I thought he was strong at this track last year, wasn't he a fill-in last year in the rain?
 

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Jaque's rain prowess was in China, I don't think quatar gets that much rain.
 

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Oops don't know what I was thinking. sorry.
 

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OK, forget what I said about Hopper.:redflip

Qatar test times - day three:

1. Valentino Rossi ITA Camel Yamaha Team 1min 56.53 secs
2. Colin Edwards USA Camel Yamaha Team 1min 56.81 secs
3. Carlos Checa SPA Tech 3 Yamaha 1min 56.95 secs
4. Chris Vermulen AUS Team Suzuki MotoGP 1min 57.87 secs
5. John Hopkins USA Team Suzuki MotoGP 1min 58.33 secs
6. Shinichi Itoh JPN Ducati Marlboro Team 1min 58.85 secs
7. James Ellison GBR Tech 3 Yamaha 1min 58.98 secs
8. Olivier Jacque FRA Kawasaki Racing Team 1min 59.46 secs
 

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See, and I don't think Val is even pushing hard, just enough to stay ahead of Colin...

Put pedrosa, melandri and sete out there and then let em drop.. (see how close hop gets then)



dammit I can't wait for this season to start.:rant
 

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nope, not paying attention, year after year the test times prove to do nothing but give bench racers something to hoot and holler about. When they all line up and the lights go out, then the times actually mean something. Now if the season will just start!:rant
 

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frij0l3 said:
Jaque's rain prowess was in China, I don't think quatar gets that much rain.
LOL, sorry I found this highly amusing. :)
remind me one of those "flash flood warning" in the middle of Nevada desert.
 

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Qatar Test Times...Anybody paying attention???


NOPE! Sete's not there :redflip

thanks for keeping us updated here though Topshelf ;)
 

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OK, forget what I said about Hopper.:redflip

Qatar test times - day three:

1. Valentino Rossi ITA Camel Yamaha Team 1min 56.53 secs
2. Colin Edwards USA Camel Yamaha Team 1min 56.81 secs
3. Carlos Checa SPA Tech 3 Yamaha 1min 56.95 secs
4. Chris Vermulen AUS Team Suzuki MotoGP 1min 57.87 secs
5. John Hopkins USA Team Suzuki MotoGP 1min 58.33 secs
6. Shinichi Itoh JPN Ducati Marlboro Team 1min 58.85 secs
7. James Ellison GBR Tech 3 Yamaha 1min 58.98 secs
8. Olivier Jacque FRA Kawasaki Racing Team 1min 59.46 secs
Superbikeplanet.com's times contradict with yours.

Pos. Rider Team Bike Time
1 Valentino Rossi Camel Yamaha Team Yamaha YZR-M1 1:56.47
2 Colin Edwards Camel Yamaha Team Yamaha YZR-M1 1:56.81
3 Carlos Checa Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha YZR-M1 1:56.98
4 John Hopkins Team Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki GSV-R 1:57.54
5 Chris Vermeulen Team Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki GSV-R 1:57.79
6 Shinichi Itoh Ducati Bridgestone Test Team Ducati Desmosedici GP-6 1:58.89
7 James Ellison Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha YZR-M1 1:58.92
8 Olivier Jacque Kawasaki Test Team Kawasaki Ninja ZX-RR 1:59.44
 

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Hey, who you going to believe...Superbikeplanet or me?:redflip
 
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