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Day 2 of Valencia test

The second and final day of testing at Valencia took place in sunny conditions, allowing both Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden to make full use of the available track time. Rossi worked closely together with Filippo Preziosi on the setting of the GP11 machine with the big bang engine configuration, completing 70 laps. His detailed feedback and the data gathered over the past two days will help the Ducati engineers develop the GP11 and adapt it more to the riding style of the nine-time World Champion.

Nicky Hayden spent a lot of time out on track today, completing 91 laps throughout the session and testing both the screamer and big bang versions of the engine, setting his best time on the latter version and ending up sixth fastest overall. The American was able to improve his pace from the weekend and was satisfied with the job done.

Nicky Hayden (Ducati Marlboro Team) 6th fastest – 1:32’583

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“That’s it – the season is finally over! Today was a positive day for us. We tried the screamer and it wasn’t easy to switch between engines but it was important to do a proper test on them both and get the data we need to make an important decision. I am leaning towards sticking with the big bang but we will make the decision together. In general I am happy because we have been pretty quick. We know there is a lot of work to do but we are ready to get on with it. We tried a new Bridgestone, which I liked a lot and actually I did my fastest time on it. I also went well on the race tyre we used on Sunday and we were just a couple of tenths off my best. We tested some other things that I liked but we need to test them more. I want to thank everybody in the team because they did a great job as always even though it wasn’t easy, coming on the back of two races.”

Unofficial lap times 10th November 2010
1.Casey Stoner 1:32.066
2.Jorge Lorenzo 1:32.179
3.Ben Spies 1:32.322
4.Marco Simoncelli 1:32.450
5.Dani Pedrosa 1:32.497
6.Nicky Hayden 1:32.583
7.Alvaro Bautista 1:32.738
8.Randy De Puniet 1:32.836
9.Andrea Dovizioso 1:32.942
10.Hiroshi Aoyama 1:33.105
11.Hector Barbera 1:33.168
12.Colin Edwards 1:33.325
13.Cal Crutchlow 1:33.483
14.Loris Capirossi 1:33.740
15.Valentino Rossi 1:33.761
16.Karel Abraham 1:33.793
17.Toni Elias 1:34.800

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