2010 MotoGP Brno Test

August 17, 2010
Matt Davidson
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Fiat Yamahas Jorge Lorenzo started his weeked off right in the Czech Republic with the fastest lap in Fridays free practice.
Fiat Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo set the fastest time in Monday’s test session by 0.575 seconds ahead of Ducati’s Casey Stoner. 

During post-race testing which had to be cut short due to inclement weather, Fiat Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo topped the timesheets at Brno. The Yamaha ace was followed by Ducati’s Casey Stoner and Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa.

The points-leading Lorenzo was focused on a new 2011 prototype of his M1 and in the afternoon did several laps with the new bike. Meanwhile, Stoner remained concentrated with the front forks on his Desmosedici GP10.
 
Fiat Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi and Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Ben Spies were also hard at work on their machines. Rossi lapped fourth-fastest in the test and Spies sixth, with fellow Yamaha pilot Colin Edwards in between riding to the fifth-fastest time.
 
Pedrosa’s teammate, Andrea Dovizioso, was eighth-fastest, with Suzuki’s Loris Capirossi and Ducati’s Nicky Hayden rounding out the top 10.
 
Frenchman Randy de Puniet was absent in testing at the Brno circuit in order to rest and prepare for the next round at Indianapolis.
 
Brno Test Results:

Casey Stoner: We tried a few different things to get it smooth over the bumps but still didnt find the grip we were looking for out of the corners. In the last two sectors we look okay so well be working hard on the first half of the lap tomorrow. We have a long way to go but if we can improve through there Ill be happy.
Casey Stoner took second on the timesheets and remained focused on improving the front forks of his Ducati.

1. Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) 1’56.269
2. Casey Stoner (Ducati) 1’56.844
3. Dani Pedrosa (Honda) 1’56.944
4. Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) 1’57.129
5. Colin Edwards (Yamaha) 1’57.512
6. Ben Spies (Yamaha) 1’57.575
7. Andrea Dovizioso (Honda) 1’57.691
8. Loris Capirossi (Suzuki) 1’57.700
9. Nicky Hayden (Ducati) 1’57.991
10. Hector Barbera (Ducati) 1’58.017
11. Marco Melandri (Honda) 1’58.070
12. Marco SImoncelli (Honda) 1’58.091
13. Aleix Espargaro (Ducati) 1’58.612
14. Hiroshi Aoyama (Honda) 1’58.830
15. Mika Kallio (Ducati) 1’58.926
16. Alvaro Bautista (Suzuki) 1’59.454