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Jerez testing – 21/02/08

News February 21, 2008

Day Three Timesheets for the 125cc class… 1 Bradley SMITH APRILIA 1:47.820 2 Sergio GADEA APRILIA 1:47.952 3 Stefan BRADL APRILIA 1:48.118 4 Raffaele DE ROSA KTM 1:48.183 5 Mike DI MEGLIO DERBI 1:48.244 6 Nicolas TEROL APRILIA 1:48.332 7 Joan OLIVE DERBI 1:48.550 8 Sandro CORTESE APRILIA 1:48.571 9... Read more

Pere; Jerez Quote

News February 20, 2008

Pere completed a total of 17 laps yesterday with a best time of 1’52 “188.Here’s a little quote…“With the wet track we did not want to leave until the afternoon session. We thought it was not worth risk of taking a fall. Today we tested the new bike, and... Read more

Jerez testing – 19/02/08

News February 19, 2008

Rain today – so restricted running, but here’s the 125cc timings…. 1. Raffaele De Rosa (KTM) – 1’48″9002. Mike Di Meglio (Derbi) – 1’49″0023. Gabor Talmacsi (Aprilia) – 1’49″0634. Efren Vazquez (Aprilia) – 1’49″1045. Nico Terol (Aprilia) – 1’49″5136. Simone Corsi (Aprilia) – 1’49″6327. Pablo Nieto (KTM) – 1’49″7518. Andrea... Read more
Did you wonder what was going on when the 125 squad was a no-show at the Mapfre Master Aspar launch the other week?I did… Last year the 250 and 125 squads were presented in one light-n-sound extravaganza.Well, hopefully what we saw was really just to introduce the Mapfre company... Read more
Yahoo/Eurosport reports a “sizeable crash” for Pere at Valencia yesterday (04/02/08)…Anybody else know any more info on this? Original article here… Read more
Here’s some post-test comments from Pere, as reported from DailyMotos – and poorly translated by me – where they say he has continued his work on the new bike and, although he is satisfied, he is conscious that there is still much work ahead: “Today it has been a... Read more
DAY 3 (31/01/08)250cc————————————————–1 Sergio Gadea Aprilia 1.38.390 53 laps 2 Bradley Smith Aprilia 1.38.985 32 laps 3 Gabor Talmacsi Aprilia 1.39.800 44 laps 4 Pol Espargaró Derbi 1.39.917 43 laps 5 Nico Terol Aprilia 1.39.922 44 laps 6 Andrea Iannone Aprilia 1.40.008 52 laps 7 Tomoyoshi Koyama KTM 1.40.024... Read more
Valencia – Day 2 – 30/01/08125 cc : ————————————————————1.- Sergio Gadea ESP Aprilia 1.38.982 37 laps 2.- Bradley Smith GBR Aprilia 1.39.630 60 laps 3.- Gabor Talmacsi HUN Aprilia 1.39.688 38 laps 4.- Tomoyoshi Koyama JAP KTM 1.39.795 26 laps 5.- Hugo Van der Berg HOL Honda 1.40.163 48... Read more
Thanks to stv21 for finding me this pic; the first I’ve seen *anywhere* (and god I’ve been looking!) of Pere at the latest tests, and of course – on the Aspar bike in his new Aspar kit.As you can see he’s inherited the flourescent orange swatch on the Bancaja... Read more
DAY ONE29/01/08 Valencia Test – Cheste: 125cc—————————————1 Simone Corsi Aprilia 1.39.6 2 Sergio Gadea Aprilia 1.39.7 3 Gabor Talmacsi Aprilia 1.39.9 4 Joan Olivé Derbi 1.40.3 5 Pol Espargaró Derbi 1.40.4 6 Bradley Smith Aprilia 1.40.4 7 Andrea Iannone Aprilia 1.40.4 8 Randy Krummenacher KTM 1.40.5 9 Sandro Cortese... Read more