Martin quickest at Valencia test

Published: 16 December 2003

Australian Steve Martin has gone fastest in the WSB test session at Valencia this weekend. The DFX Ducati rider completed 65 laps, with a fastest time of 1:36.454.

Second quickest was Leon Haslam on the Renegade Ducati, completing 140 laps over the course of the test and finishing with a best time of 1:36.817 on the 998 Testastretta he rode last season, as he is waiting for the arrival of the 2004 Ducati 999.

Fastest World Supersport rider was Karl Muggeridge on the Ten Kate Honda, followed by Australians Kevin Curtain and Broc Parkes. Garry McCoy managed a tentative 14 laps despite still suffering an injury from a supermoto crash at the Bologna Show, and the GMT 94 World Endurance team was also testing.

Test times:

1) Steve Martin (WSB) 1:36.454, 65 laps. 2) Leon Haslam (WSB) 1:36.817, 140 laps. 3) Karl Muggeridge (WSS) 1:38.023, 89 laps. 4) Kevin Curtain (WSS) 1:38.176, 111 laps. 5) Broc Parker (WSS) 1:38.215, 127 laps. 6) Sergio Fuertes (WSB) 1:38.247. 7) Christian Kellner (WSS) 1:38.262. 8) Sebastien Charpentier (WSS) 1:38.318. 9) Matteo Baioccio (WSS) 1:38.386, 99 laps. 10) Werner Daemen (WSS) 1:38.911, 88 laps. 11) Katsuaki Fujiwara (WSS) 1:38.919, 107 laps. 12) Sebastien Gimbert (World Endurance) 1:39.374, 153 laps. 13) T Kirmeier 1:39.429, 102 laps. 14) Max Neukirchner (WSS) 1:39.489. 15) Alessio Corradi (WSS) 1:39.580, 61 laps.

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