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MotoGP Pre-season Testing

New season means new bikes, new livery, new excitement. Thats what were unveiled when MotoGP teams touchdown at Sepang International Circuit last February. They came to test their new machine ahead of 2010 season that will kick off in April.

Superstar Valentino Rossi is in dominating form, setting the bechmark for other riders with fastest time in each of last month 4 days of testing.

He even managed to break Sepang lap time record for a MotoGP bike, clocking 2min 0.271sec, 0.247sec faster than the previous record he set back in October’s Malaysian Grand Prix.

Here we see Rossi and teammate Jorge Lorenzo unveiling their new bikes of Team Fiat Yamaha ahead of the test session.

At the end of the test days Team Marlboro Ducati looks to be the strongest challenger for Team Fiat Yamaha, with riders Casey Stoner and Nicky Hayden finished 2nd and 3rd on the time sheet.

Stoner consistent riding put him 2nd in all test sessions, just letting Rossi knows he’s not far behind.

American Nicky Hayden had to endure some early mechanical problem, but managed to overcome the setback to set the 3rd best times on the last day of testing.

Here are the rest of  the pictures taken during the test days :

Full lap times :

Day 1, Feb 04 2010

1. Valentino Rossi ITA (Fiat Yamaha Team) 2min 1.411 sec (54 laps)

2. Casey Stoner AUS (Ducati Marlboro Team) 2min 1.902 sec (42 laps)

3. Colin Edwards USA (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) 2min 1.932 sec (48 laps)

4. Loris Capirossi ITA (Rizla Suzuki) 2min 2.102 sec (58 laps)

5. Jorge Lorenzo SPA (Fiat Yamaha Team) 2min 2.165 sec (57 laps)

6. Andrea Dovizioso ITA (Repsol Honda Team) 2min 2.630 sec (51 laps)

7. Nicky Hayden USA (Ducati Marlboro Team) 2min 2.792 sec (46 laps)

8. Dani Pedrosa SPA (Repsol Honda Team) 2min 2.866 sec (52 laps)

9. Mika Kallio FIN (Pramac Racing) 2min 2.987 sec (70 laps)

10. Hector Barbera SPA (Aspar Ducati) 2min 3.030 sec (59 laps)

11. Aleix Espargaro SPA (Pramac Racing) 2min 3.133 sec (54 laps)

12. Ben Spies USA (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) 2min 3.142 sec (55 laps)

13. Randy de Puniet FRA (LCR Honda) 2min 3.456 sec (62 laps)

14. Alvaro Bautista SPA (Rizla Suzuki) 2min 3.558 sec (51 laps)

15. Marco Simoncelli ITA (San Carlo Honda Gresini) 2min 3.563 sec (54 laps)

16. Marco Melandri ITA (San Carlo Honda Gresini) 2min 3.609 sec (28 laps)

17. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN (Interwetten Honda) 2min 3.651 sec (66 laps)

Day 2, Feb 05 2010

1. Valentino Rossi ITA (Fiat Yamaha Team) 2min 0.925 sec (32 laps)

2. Casey Stoner AUS (Ducati Marlboro Team) 2min 1.320 sec (36 laps)

3. Jorge Lorenzo SPA (Fiat Yamaha Team) 2min 1.680 sec (60 laps)

4. Dani Pedrosa SPA (Repsol Honda Team) 2min 1.822 sec (50 laps)

5. Ben Spies USA (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) 2min 2.266 sec (31 laps)

6. Andrea Dovizioso ITA (Repsol Honda Team) 2min 2.272 sec (56 laps)

7. Colin Edwards USA( Monster Yamaha Tech 3) 2min 2.479 sec (42 laps)

8. Nicky Hayden USA (Ducati Marlboro Team) 2min 2.493 sec (55 laps)

9. Aleix Espargaro SPA (Pramac Racing) 2min 2.647 sec (33 laps)

10. Loris Capirossi ITA (Rizla Suzuki) 2min 2.763 sec (48 laps)

11. Marco Melandri ITA (San Carlo Honda Gresini) 2min 2.810 sec (55 laps)

12. Hector Barbera SPA (Aspar Ducati) 2min 3.032 sec (51 laps)

13. Randy de Puniet FRA (LCR Honda) 2min 3.043 sec (48 laps)

14. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN (Interwetten Honda) 2min 3.195 sec (56 laps)

15. Marco Simoncelli ITA (San Carlo Honda Gresini) 2min 3.245 sec (49 laps)

16. Alvaro Bautista SPA (Rizla Suzuki) 2min 3.274 sec (37 laps)

17. Mika Kallio FIN (Pramac Racing) 2min 3.359 sec (53 laps)

Day 3, Feb 25 2010

1. Valentino Rossi ITA (Fiat Yamaha Team) 2min 1.068 sec (47 laps)

2. Casey Stoner AUS (Ducati Marlboro Team) 2min 1.219 sec (33 laps)

3. Andrea Dovizioso ITA (Repsol Honda Team) 2min 1.631 sec (52 laps)

4. Loris Capirossi ITA (Rizla Suzuki) 2min 1.687 sec (52 laps)

5. Ben Spies USA (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) 2min 1.843 sec (42 laps)

6. Colin Edwards USA (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) 2min 1.897 sec (35 laps)

7. Dani Pedrosa SPA (Repsol Honda Team) 2min 2.036 sec (47 laps)

8. Mika Kallio FIN (Pramac Racing) 2min 2.038 sec (76 laps)

9. Alvaro Bautista SPA (Rizla Suzuki) 2min 2.078 sec (34 laps)

10. Marco Melandri ITA (San Carlo Honda Gresini) 2min 2.086 sec (52 laps)

11. Nicky Hayden USA (Ducati Marlboro Team) 2min 2.221 sec (61 laps)

12. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN (Interwetten Honda) 2min 2.419 sec (57 laps)

13. Aleix Espargaro SPA (Pramac Racing) 2min 2.447 sec (35 laps)

14. Hector Barbera SPA( Paginas Amarillas Ducati) 2min 2.485 sec (62 laps)

15. Randy de Puniet FRA (LCR Honda) 2min 2.535 sec (76 laps)

16. Marco Simoncelli ITA (San Carlo Honda Gresini) 2min 3.254 sec (53 laps)

Day 4, Feb 26 2010

1. Valentino Rossi ITA (Fiat Yamaha Team) 2min 0.271 sec (39 laps)

2. Casey Stoner AUS (Ducati Marlboro Team) 2min 0.512 sec (33 laps)

3. Nicky Hayden USA (Ducati Marlboro Team) 2min 0.703 sec (42 laps)

4. Colin Edwards USA (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) 2min 0.988 sec (35 laps)

5. Ben Spies USA (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) 2min 1.014 sec (44 laps)

6. Loris Capirossi ITA (Rizla Suzuki) 2min 1.320 sec (50 laps)

7. Andrea Dovizioso ITA (Repsol Honda Team) 2min 1.439 sec (46 laps)

8. Dani Pedrosa SPA (Repsol Honda Team) 2min 1.478 sec (57 laps)

9. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN (Interwetten Honda) 2min 1.692 sec (50 laps)

10. Alvaro Bautista SPA (Rizla Suzuki) 2min 1.732 sec (25 laps)

11. Randy de Puniet FRA (LCR Honda) 2min 1.980 sec (58 laps)

12. Marco Melandri ITA (San Carlo Honda Gresini) 2min 2.078 sec (60 laps)

13. Hector Barbera SPA (Paginas Amarillas Ducati) 2min 2.080 sec (52 laps)

14. Mika Kallio FIN (Pramac Racing) 2min 2.082 sec (66 laps)

15. Aleix Espargaro SPA (Pramac Racing) 2min 2.367 sec (49 laps)

16. Marco Simoncelli ITA (San Carlo Honda Gresini) 2min 3.689 sec (2 laps)

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