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January 24th, 2018, 07:25 AM   #1
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Let's kick it off.

Who will top the test?

Who will surprise? Who will underwhelm?

Casey Stoner has done only four laps...and has already done an incredible 2:01.1! His talent is otherworldly.
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Let's kick it off.

Who will top the test?

Who will surprise? Who will underwhelm?

Casey Stoner has done only four laps...and has already done an incredible 2:01.1! His talent is otherworldly.
He spends far more time in the saddle than the GP riders do, so he should
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He actually rarely tests. He's not a Pirro-style tester.

He does 3 or 4 tests a year.
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Keep in mind that Bradl did a 2:05.9 and Aoyama a 2:06.1.

Ducati are fortunate to have Stoner as a tester. I think he is behind the massive improvement in Ducati's performance.
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He actually rarely tests. He's not a Pirro-style tester.

He does 3 or 4 tests a year.
But aren't they like a week at a time?
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But aren't they like a week at a time?
Yes, almost all of them are, but not Casey.

Basically, Pirro and a few others do the grunt work. Stoner only comes in for testing of big-ticket items (e.g. which new chassis direction for Pirro to pursue).

He is notoriously impatient with long test runs and pounding out the laps (contra Nicky Hayden). He always had the philosophy that very few laps are needed to understand changes.

I think he underestimates the role his talent plays in his approach. His ability to immediately reach the limit allows him to quickly assess the bike's strengths and weaknesses.
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Let's kick it off.

Who will top the test?

Who will surprise? Who will underwhelm?

Casey Stoner has done only four laps...and has already done an incredible 2:01.1! His talent is otherworldly.
The word i hear is that time came on a drying track and im sure he didnt have a qualifying set up under him. If those time are real, he is unreal. 5-6 seconds faster than the other test riders on the track at the same time. Who knows if times can be believed and what the other riders agenda's were but damn. Less than 2 seconds off last years pole.
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It was on a drying track. He is fucking incredible.
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Where do you guys get this info from? Did see anything on motogp.com
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Where do you guys get this info from? Did see anything on motogp.com
GPOne is probably the most authoritative source (I read the Italian-language version of the site).
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