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Daytona tire test day two notes

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (Aug. 21, 2002) - Dunlop officials and a trio of Honda riders participated in their second day of a three-day tire test on Wednesday at Daytona International Speedway in preparation for the March 9 Daytona 200 By Arai ...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (Aug. 21, 2002) - Dunlop officials and a trio of Honda riders participated in their second day of a three-day tire test on Wednesday at Daytona International Speedway in preparation for the March 9 Daytona 200 By Arai Helmets.

Defending Daytona 200 champion Nicky Hayden, who captured the pole in March for the Daytona 200 in record fashion with a lap of one minute, 47.174 seconds (119.581 mph), said he posted lap times on Wednesday in the one minute, 50 second range.

Conditions in August at the Speedway aren't as favorable for faster speeds like the conditions during Daytona 200 Week in March and Hayden's bike wasn't completely dialed in.

"Obviously with the weather, we haven't got as much done as we would like," Hayden said during the lunch break. "We've learned a few things and we've definitely made some progress. Hopefully, we can get some more time in this afternoon."

Testing will conclude on Thursday at the Speedway and a section of the Oldfield Grandstand is open to the public with free access through the lobby of DAYTONA USA.

The next time motorcycles will take to the track will be on Oct. 17-20 for Fall Cycle Scene. Tickets, including a $35 advance ticket, are available online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling the Speedway ticket office at (386) 253-7223.

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