Casey tops the timesheets on day one of IRTA Sepang test
The first day of IRTA testing at Sepang concluded this afternoon, as the rain, which began to fall on the Malaysian circuit at around 4 pm, made it impossible to improve times anymore. As a result the session came to an end with Casey Stoner, present at the circuit as test-rider, at the top of the timesheets with a time of 1Ã¢â‚¬â„¢59.680.
Casey Stoner (Ducati Test Team #27) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 32 laps Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1Ã¢â‚¬â„¢59.680 (1st)
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Today was positive and the best thing about it was that we got a lot of dry track time. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been hanging in the balance really with the weather because the track takes so long to dry and if it rains at all within twelve hours, youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re going to get very little track time. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s great that we got out there straightaway this morning and started putting in some good laps, reconfirming what we felt earlier in the week. We got a lot of comparisons done today so it was really good to get a feeling and direction with the bike. We still have a lot more work to do, it was disappointing that it rained but hopefully on Wednesday when we come back on track we can pick up where we left off and move this bike further forward, especially in the chassis area.Ã¢â‚¬Â