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    TEAM ALSTARE SUZUKI LEAVE QATAR HAPPY.

    The final day of the Qatar tests ended with Team Alstare Suzuki happy with the progress made during the three days by their riders Fonsi Nieto and Yukio Kagayama. Neither rider chased a fast lap time, preferring instead to concentrate on working with the GSX-R1000 Suzukis and getting them ready for the season ahead. Whilst Fonsi continued to work on understanding and getting comfortable with the bike, Yukio once again shouldered the burden of testing new parts and electronics. The team now returns to the workshops and will analyse all the information before preparing the bikes for the next tests in Australia.

    Fonsi 1:59.0
    I am very happy what we’ve done during these three days. I’ve put in over 1000 kms here and every time I went out on the bike, I was able to improve and that makes me happy. I wasn’t trying for any fast lap times because I wanted to work on understanding the bike and getting completely comfortable with it first. We’ve tried many things these days, including lots of work with the electronics and I’m very happy how the whole team has worked - they’re a great bunch! Today I didn’t change much on the bike, I just kept working trying to improve it, bit by bit and that’s what we did. At the moment, I’m 75% comfortable with the bike, but I know that we can improve every time out, so I am feeling very positive.

    Yukio - 2: 00.9
    For me, today was another day of testing, testing and then more testing. But this is my job and I think we have done a lot of good work here. I know that I have given a lot of information to my team and now they will have to go back and understand it and then work out what we should do next time. My lap times are not so good, but that does not bother me at the moment because it is more important to get as much of this kind of work done during tests, instead of during a race weekend. The more we do now and learn about means that we don’t have to do this kind of work at a race. That is our plan anyway! I am adapting my riding style in some places on the track because of the nature of this bike and for me that’s not easy, but it is not so hard. Overall, I am very happy with the tests, but not so happy about the two crashes. Yes, I had a crash today, when I highsided, but it was no problem for my body.

    Friday
    1 Bayliss 1:58.1, 2 Haga 1:58.4, 3 Corser 1:58.5, 4 Checa 1:59.0, 5 Fonsi Nieto (E-Alstare Suzuki) 1:59.0, Fabrizio 1:59.1, 7 Yukio Kagayama (J-Alstare Suzuki) 2:00.9, 8 Kiyonari 2:01.8,



    More, from a press release issued by Pirelli:

    PIRELLI DEVELOPMENT WINTER TEST – DOHA, QATAR –28/30 NOVEMBER 2007

    30th November 2007, Doha (Qatar) – The first Pirelli development winter test has just ended on the Losail racetrack for the World Superbike and World Supersport riders.
    Today Kyionari made his first laps with the new opponents and most of all on the new bike and the Pirelli 2008 tyres.

    Fastest rider has been Troy Bayliss with the new Ducati 1098 F08 and the 2008 tyres. Troy used race tyres (instead of qualifiers) to set his fastest lap: 1’58.1 which is 3 tents faster than 2007 Superpole.

    Next appointment for the Pirelli winter development tests will be on the Phillip Island racetrack in Australia on January 8-10 2008.

    Here following the laptimes scored in the three days:


    DAY 1

    Superbike
    Rider Bike Team Best lap
    1 Corser Yamaha YZF R1 Yamaha Motor Italia WSB 1’59.6
    2 Haga Yamaha YZF R1 Yamaha Motor Italia WSB 2’00.1
    3 Bayliss Ducati 1098 F08 Ducati Xerox 2’00.6
    4 Nieto Suzuki GSXR1000K7 Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra 2’01.0
    5 Fabrizio Ducati 1098 F08 Ducati Xerox 2’01.6
    6 Kagayama Suzuki GSXR1000K7 Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra 2’01.9
    7 Sofuoglu Honda CBR1000RR Hannspree Ten Kate Honda 2’02.2


    DAY 2

    Superbike
    Rider Bike Team Best lap
    1 Corser Yamaha YZF R1 Yamaha Motor Italia WSB 1’58.6
    2 Haga Yamaha YZF R1 Yamaha Motor Italia WSB 1’59.2
    3 Bayliss Ducati 1098 F08 Ducati Xerox 1’59.5
    3 Checa Honda CBR1000RR Hannspree Ten Kate Honda 1’59.5
    5 Nieto Suzuki GSXR1000K7 Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra 1’59.6
    6 Fabrizio Ducati 1098 F08 Ducati Xerox 2’00.1
    7 Sofuoglu Honda CBR1000RR Hannspree Ten Kate Honda 2’00.3
    8 Kagayama Suzuki GSXR1000K7 Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra 2’00.9


    DAY 3

    Superbike
    Rider Bike Team Best lap
    1 Bayliss Ducati 1098 F08 Ducati Xerox 1’58.1
    2 Haga Yamaha YZF R1 Yamaha Motor Italia WSB 1’58.4
    3 Corser Yamaha YZF R1 Yamaha Motor Italia WSB 1’58.6
    4 Checa Honda CBR1000RR Hannspree Ten Kate Honda 1’59.0
    5 Nieto Suzuki GSXR1000K7 Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra 1’59.1
    6 Fabrizio Ducati 1098 F08 Ducati Xerox 1'59.1
    7 Kagayama Suzuki GSXR1000K7 Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra 2’00.9
    8 Kyionari Honda CBR1000RR Hannspree Ten Kate Honda 2’01.8



    More, from a press release issued by Ducati Corse:

    BAYLISS (DUCATI XEROX) POWERS THE NEW DUCATI 1098 F08 TO QUICKEST TIME IN QATAR TESTING SESSION

    Losail (Qatar), Friday 30 November: Troy Bayliss (Ducati Xerox) made all the difference as he powered the new Ducati 1098 F08 to the fastest time on the final day of the Qatar winter test session. The Australian, lying third behind the two Yamahas on Wednesday and Thursday, upped the pace on the final day and slipped in one quick lap of 1m58.1s on race tyres to end the test in fine style. New team-mate Michel Fabrizio was exactly a second behind in an encouraging fifth place on his first outing with the factory team.

    Troy Bayliss, 1m58.1s (66 laps)
    "We're making good progress, the last couple of days we've been trying so many different things and seeing where we can go with this bike. Sometimes it's frustrating because I want to go fast, like everyone else, but when the other guys were going fast we were still on old tyres and working on the settings. After lunch today we found a bit of a way and were happy, so we decided to throw a few tyres at it and the times were coming good. That's the fastest I've ever been round here by about half-a-tenth and I did that time on a 999 with a qualifying tyre. I did about ten laps on the same tyre, mostly in the mid-58s, but I had to ride really hard to get those lap times and I'm still not so confident with the back of the bike. But now I can relax knowing we're going in the right direction and enjoy my Christmas until our next test at Phillip Island at the start of January."

    Michel Fabrizio, 1m59.1s (53 laps)
    "This test was my first time with the factory team and I have to say I'm really happy with the guys and the way they work. As for the test, I would say it went well. Today I did a 59.1s lap and I was looking to go better with the best development tyre left for the end, but we had a small problem and I was disappointed I couldn't improve my time. I'll leave it to the others to judge my performance but I personally wanted to do more! The 1098 is a fantastic bike, but we've got a long way to go and I still have to get to know it better".

    Davide Tardozzi, Ducati Corse Superbike Project Leader
    "Over the past three days the new 1098 has had its first real outing on the track against the others and we're still trying to familiarize with it. The bike is competitive, but it's not as if we went that much quicker than the others. We're still in the early stages and I think that today it was Troy who made all the difference, as so often happens".

    TIMES (provided by Pirelli): 1. Bayliss (Ducati Xerox) 1m58.1s; 2. Haga (Yamaha) 1m58.4s; 3. Corser (Yamaha) 1m58.6s; 4. Checa (Honda) 1m59.0s; 5. Nieto (Suzuki) & Fabrizio (Ducati Xerox) 1m59.1s; 7. Sofuoglu (Honda) 2m00.3s; 8. Kagayama (Suzuki) 2m00.9s; 9. Kiyonari (Honda) 2m01.8s.


    Circuit Length: 5.380km

    Temp: high 20°C range

    Weather: Dry, sunny

    Best Times:
    1. Bayliss (Ducati) - 1'58.1
    2. Haga (Yamaha) - 1'58.4
    3. Corser (Yamaha) - 1'58.5
    4. Checa (Honda) - 1'59.0
    5. Nieto (Suzuki) - 1'59.1









  • #2
    Bayliss doing it up front again.

    Great news Jules , thanks mate.
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    • #3
      Thanks for that Jules,great to hear .
      Nice pics!

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      • #4
        Great info, thanks Jules.

        That 1098 looks mean.

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        • #5
          Wheres the MV`s ??????

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Vee2 View Post
            Wheres the MV`s ??????
            Maybe the race bikes need modified water pump impellers too ????

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Broms View Post
              Maybe the race bikes need modified water pump impellers too ????
              Hmmm, is this the fix in cooling?

              Are you changing your out?

              Vee2 you reading?


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              • #8
                Interesting that Pirelli is now the major sponser of WSBk's, along with being the control tyre...... Guess this is why Pirelli tyre prices have gone up $100 a set......
                Sponsored by:

                Billetta Imports, Motorcycle Panel & Paint, Pirelli, YAMALUBE

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