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seen as the new season of the GP starts on Saturday thought i would be a good idea to start this thread for all moto GP chat.Below u will find the last days test at qatar


Final day...


1. Dani Pedrosa (SPA) Honda 1’55.471

2. John Hopkins (USA) Suzuki 1’55.825

3. Valentino Rossi (ITA) Yamaha 1’55.954

4. Alex Hofmann (GER) Ducati 1’56.315

5. Colin Edwards (USA) Yamaha 1’56.371

6. Randy de Puniet (FRA) Kawasaki 1’56.753

7. Loris Capirossi (ITA) Ducati 1’56.807

8. Casey Stoner (AUS) Ducati 1’56.834

9. Alex Barros (BRA) Ducati 1’56.950

10. Marco Melandri (ITA) Honda 1’56.980

11. Shinya Nakano (JPN) Honda 1’56.980

12. Makoto Tamada (JPN) Yamaha 1’57.232

13. Toni Elias (SPA) Honda 1’57.246

14. Nicky Hayden (USA) Honda 1’57.269

15. Chris Vermeulen (AUS) Suzuki 1’57.365

16. Kenny Roberts (USA) Team KR 1’57.408

17. Carlos Checa (SPA) Honda 1’57.497

18. Sylvain Guintoli (FRA) Yamaha 1’58.379

19. Shinichi Ito (JPN) Bridgestone Test 1’58.974

20. Andrew Pitt (AUS) Ilmor 2’00.455

21. Olivier Jacque (FRA) Kawasaki 2’02.081

22. Jeremy McWilliams (IRE) Ilmor 2’02.612


...and a big highside and potential broken bones for Hopkins:


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Wot do u think of the new GP bikes


These first 3 are of Rossi's new bike...








The new NiNjA



The new Ducati



The new Honda



The new suzuki




I think the ninja looks good and Rossi's bike looks well ...not to keen on the new sponsor though... wot do u think....

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The first practice at Qatar results...


1.EDWARDS, Colin Yamaha 1`56.665

2.STONER, Casey Ducati 1`56.745

3.ROSSI,valentino Yamaha 1`56.787

4.CHECA,carlos Honda 1`57.095

5.CAPIROSSI,loris Ducati 1`57.270

6.HOPKINS,john Suzuki 1`57.281

7.MELADRI,marco Honda 1`57.443

8.NAKANO,shinya Honda 1`57.491

9.PEDROSA,dani Honda 1`57.705

10.HOFMANN,alex Ducati 1`58.021


16.HAYDEN,nicky Honda 1`58.924


c`Mon Rossi:thumbsup:

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The second practice at qatar


Pos Rider Team Time

1. Valentino Rossi Fiat Yamaha Team 1:56.464

2. Colin Edwards Fiat Yamaha Team 1:56.779

3. Casey Stoner Ducati Marlboro Team 1:56.839

4. John Hopkins Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 1:56.972

5. Carlos Checa Honda LCR 1:56.981

6. Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team 1:56.990

7. Marco Melandri Honda Gresini 1:57.112

8. Loris Capirossi Ducati Marlboro Team 1:57.247

9. Toni Elias Honda Gresini 1:57.382

10. Shinya Nakano Konica Minolta Honda 1:57.574

11. Alex Barros Pramac d'Antin 1:57.620

12. Chris Vermeulen Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 1:57.636

13. Randy De Puniet Kawasaki Racing Team 1:57.686

14. Kenny Roberts Jr Team Roberts 1:57.738

15. Nicky Hayden Repsol Honda Team 1:57.922

16. Alex Hofmann Pramac d'Antin 1:58.206

17. Olivier Jacque Kawasaki Racing Team 1:58.523

18. Sylvain Guintoli Dunlop Yamaha Tech 3 1:58.720

19. Andrew Pitt Ilmor GP 1:59.930

20. Jeremy Mcwilliams Ilmor GP 2:00.125

21. Makoto Tamada Dunlop Yamaha Tech 3 2:00.188


Yes THE DOCTOR is getting faster:thumbsup:

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ROSSI GETS POLE IN Qualifying for tomorrows big race,and he also beat his previous record:thumbsup:



Qualifying Classification


1 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Fiat Yamaha Team YAMAHA 1'55.002

2 27 Casey STONER AUS Ducati Marlboro Team DUCATI 1'55.007

3 5 Colin EDWARDS USA Fiat Yamaha Team YAMAHA 1'55.233

4 24 Toni ELIAS SPA Honda Gresini HONDA 1'55.358

5 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team HONDA 1'55.361

6 21 John HOPKINS USA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP SUZUKI 1'55.833

7 65 Loris CAPIROSSI ITA Ducati Marlboro Team DUCATI 1'55.851

8 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Kawasaki Racing Team KAWASAKI 1'55.933

9 1 Nicky HAYDEN USA Repsol Honda Team HONDA 1'56.041

10 33 Marco MELANDRI ITA Honda Gresini HONDA 1'56.222

11 56 Shinya NAKANO JPN Konica Minolta Honda HONDA 1'56.306

12 7 Carlos CHECA SPA Honda LCR HONDA 1'56.609

13 71 Chris VERMEULEN AUS Rizla Suzuki MotoGP SUZUKI 1'56.639

14 19 Olivier JACQUE FRA Kawasaki Racing Team KAWASAKI 1'56.754

15 4 Alex BARROS BRA Pramac d'Antin DUCATI 1'56.814

16 50 Sylvain GUINTOLI FRA Dunlop Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA 1'57.257

17 66 Alex HOFMANN GER Pramac d'Antin DUCATI 1'57.274

18 10 Kenny ROBERTS JR USA Team Roberts KR212V 1'57.495

19 6 Makoto TAMADA JPN Dunlop Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA 1'58.024

20 99 Jeremy McWILLIAMS GBR Ilmor GP ILMOR GP 1'59.606

21 88 Andrew PITT AUS Ilmor GP ILMOR GP 1'59.725


Fastest Lap: Lap: 25 Valentino ROSSI 1'55.002 168.414 Km/h

Circuit Record Lap: 2006 Valentino ROSSI 1'57.305 165.108 Km/h

Circuit Best Lap: 2007 Valentino ROSSI 1'55.002 168.414 Km/h



Air: 27°

Ground: 47°

Humidity: 14%



I new Casey would be quick this year cant wait for the race :thumbsup:


cmon Rossi....

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well the first race is out of the way and a lot going on with the current champion finishing no were.Rossi getting a good second place with the unbelievable power of the ducati snatching first with the young Casey stoner.i also think that hopper had a really good race finishing fourth with a broken hand.

couldn't believe the power of the ducati:confused:

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Casey Stoner rode really well- there really wasn't anything that you could criticise was there (even if I wanted to, cos he wasn't the one I wanted to win).

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Rossi did great to keep 2nd place with a clearly slower bike - Am not sure if Stoner will be able to keep getting good positions or if he was just lucky today. Glad Hayden didnt do very well!

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Glad Hayden didnt do very well!


Am I the only Hayden fan in this country? I dont think Stoner will be too consitent, He'll be fast on good days then fall off most others. Glad for Hopper to put a good show in.

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yeh hopper had a good race with broken hand.i prefer hopper to hayden,but wot about the power of the Ducati?

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The next GP is in Spain.



The circuit details


Built in 1986, this circuit hosted its first race one year later, becoming one of the most popular Grand Prixs in the world. Situated in Southern Spain, it is a technical track characterized by two straights and fast curves of varying difficulty that make it one of the most loved circuits for both the riders and spectators. In 2006, there were 242, 000 people who attended the three day event. Thanks to its facilities and good climatic conditions, Jerez is often chosen for Winter Tests.


Open: 1986

Length: 4.423 km, 2.748 Miles

Width: 11m, 36 feet

Straight: 600m, .373 Miles

Left Turns: 5

Right Turns: 8



just hope Yamaha can get bike going a bit faster on them straights..

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