Ducati Marlboro Team Le Mans test

UNCERTAIN WEATHER AFTER FRENCH GP BUT STONER AND CAPIROSSI HAPPY WITH TODAY'S TESTING After yesterday's rain-lashed French GP uncertain weather conditions kept everyone guessing until 4.30pm when finally the sun came out at Le Mans today. This...

UNCERTAIN WEATHER AFTER FRENCH GP BUT STONER AND CAPIROSSI HAPPY WITH TODAY'S TESTING

After yesterday's rain-lashed French GP uncertain weather conditions kept everyone guessing until 4.30pm when finally the sun came out at Le Mans today. This morning was cloudy and the track was still damp from overnight rain and though the circuit did start to dry another sprinkling of rain threatened to ruin the Ducati Marlboro Team's test schedule.

From 4pm track conditions were good enough for Casey Stoner and Loris Capirossi to complete today's test program that included evaluation of a new generation of Bridgestone front and rear tyres. The Ducati Marlboro Team is next back on track at its home GP - the Alice Italian Grand Prix at Mugello - from June 1 to June 3.

Casey Stoner ( 44 laps)
Best lap: 1'35.037

"This morning it looked like the weather was going to make fun of us again and I really think we had already had enough rain yesterday! Finally the track dried out and we were able to complete the tests we had planned. We focused on testing tyres, found several that we like and gave the Bridgestone technicians our feedback so that we can make the best possible preparations for Mugello, which is one of my favourite racetracks".

JLoris Capirossi ( 53 laps)
Best lap: 1'35.401

"I'm happy with today's testing. We tried several fronts and rears and we found out some very interesting things. We also worked on engine mapping and traction control, making useful steps forward that make me confident for Mugello. I love Mugello because it suits my riding style a lot better than Le Mans. I have always had good results at the Italian GP and I want to keep that going this year."

-credit: ducati

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Loris Capirossi , Casey Stoner