That says it all (and only his 1st. day on the bike) :yesnodSpidermanSS said:The write up.. :fact
Yamaha teams make early progress in Sepang tests
Reigning MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi the 24-year-old put in a best lap time of 2m 03.80 seconds.
Carlos Checa, Rossi's team-mate in the new Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team, best lap of the day was a 2m 04.10 lap.
Marco Melandri had to be content with a best first day's time of 2m 05.40 seconds.
Norick Abe was happy enough with a 2m 05.84s lap.
Really? They are getting a new bike? I thought that one was the new one, cause the body work is a bit different, especially the tail. Plus this one is back to the single rear shock, last year they were using some dual rear shocks type suspension...THE MUFFIN MAN said:anybody notice how rossi's first day time was faster than checa's time? i know its early but damn, for him to go faster on his first day than someone who has ridden the bike for the past 2 years says alot. i think he will do just fine this year once they get the new bike (which is coming) and he gets it dialed in!!