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Monday, March 22, 2010

Qatar Moto GP 2010

MotoGP Qatar 2010 Preview - Is Stoner back on form?

After total domination by Valentino Rossi (Yamaha Fiat) through the previous training at Losail Circuit, Australian Casey Stoner put one over the Italian hero and put in the fastest lap of the week. Meanwhile the Spanish rider, Jorge Lorenzo, trailed well behind in 6th. However, Lorenzo is taking pain killers to cope with an injured hand which he said was making braking difficult. He later said that the preparation of the bike was "fantastic".

Qatar is once again the opening race of the season. Hopefully, this year the race will not be "washed out" like last year when a ferocious downpour forced the organisers to postpone the race for 24 hours. Not what one expects in the desert!

Rossi, the "Schumacher of MotoGP", is, of course, a multi-world championship winner, only Stoner having beaten him to the Championship 2 years ago. No one else seems to be in the running, although lap times were very close among the leaders and Lorenzo was challenging Rossi very closely last year.

The Qatar Moto GP race is unique being the only night race in the calender.

Day 2 Classification.

1. Stoner Ducati Marlborough 1.55.352
2. Rossi Yamaha Fiat 1.55.860
3.Davizioso Honda Repsol 1.55.880
4.Hayden Ducati Marlborough 1.56.116
5. Capirossi Suzuki .195
6. Lorenzo Yamaha Fiat .504
7. De Punlet Honda Repsol .505
8. Edwards Yamaha Monster .772
9 Kallo Ducati Pramac .767
10. Spies Yamaha Monster .780

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