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  • Edwards sets pace on Yamaha

    Yamaha Team Continues Winter Test Schedule In Malaysia
    Yesterday
    From the Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team
    Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi and his 2005 team-mate Colin Edwards began a three-day test in Sepang, Malaysia today, continuing the work they began in Valencia earlier this month. Rossi tested both the prototype of Yamaha's latest-spec 2005 M1 machine and his 2004-spec bike, while team-mate Edwards carried on set-up work with the 2004 version of the M1.

    The Factory Team was able to take advantage of a dry day with a peak temperature of 37 degrees to test from 10am to 6pm alongside Suzuki, the only other MotoGP team present.

    World Champion Rossi, who took the seventh of his nine wins of 2004 at this track in October, completed 55 laps and recorded a best time of 2'02.50s. Edwards completed 75 laps with a best time of 2'03.10s. The team will continue testing tomorrow and Wednesday.

    LAP TIMES:
    Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) 2'02.50s (55 laps)
    Colin Edwards (Yamaha) 2'03.10s (75 laps)

    Todays lap times
    Edwards 202.41
    Rossi 202.44

    It's a good start from Edwards 8)

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    Do you know if these guys crash when they test? How often do they crash in testing? and do we only see crashes because other people are on the circut pushing them to go faster or be passes?

    so many questions
    1, Always look good
    2, Always know what you're doing
    3, In failure of step 2 refer to step one

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    • #3
      Do you know if these guys crash when they test? How often do they crash in testing? and do we only see crashes because other people are on the circut pushing them to go faster or be passes?

      so many questions
      You bet than do! Between testing new parts / chassis mods etc they need to push it 110% to know if they are on the right track.

      More so now with Honda and Yamaha fighting it out at the top.

      I know Troy corser (WSBK) set the fastest times in there winter testing, in doing so he crashed the bike 3 - 4 times :oops: finding the bikes limits and making changers.

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