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Rain hit the second day of MotoGP testing at Brno on Tuesday, August 22, with Loris Capirossi testing the Desmosedici GP7 under wet conditions for the first time.

With rain from 10am till midday, Kenny Roberts Jr, Nicky Hayden, Chris Vermeulen and James Ellison were among the riders who braved the weather, as many riders had already left after the first day, including Dani Pedrosa, Casey Stoner and Marco Melandri.

More rain in the afternoon prevented Valentino Rossi making a second appearance on the 800cc Yamaha, as team-mate Colin Edwards continued to focus on the current M1 MotoGP bike. Despite the distraction of the new 800cc machine, Rossi was able to post the fastest time on both days of testing on the current M1.

Test times:

Monday 21st August:

Valentino Rossi (ITA) Camel Yamaha Team, 1’57.315

Nicky Hayden (USA) Repsol Honda Team, 1’57.653

Marco Melandri (ITA) Fortuna Honda, 1’58.043

Casey Stoner (AUS) Honda LCR, 1’58.172

Shinya Nakano (JPN) Kawasaki Racing Team, 1’58.487

Randy De Puniet (FRA) Kawasaki Racing Team, 1’58.542

Loris Capirossi (ITA) Ducati Marlboro Team, 1’58.563

Kenny Roberts JR (USA) Team Roberts, 1’58.567

Carlos Checa (SPA) Tech 3 Yamaha, 1’58.757

Makoto Tamada (JPN) Konica Minolta Honda, 1’58.758

14. COLIN EDWARDS (USA) Camel Yamaha Team, 1’59.158

Tuesday 22nd August:

Valentino Rossi (ITA) Camel Yamaha Team, 1’58.117

Loris Capirossi (ITA) Ducati Marlboro Team, 1’58.421

Nicky Hayden (USA) Repsol Honda Team, 1.58.528

Colin Edwards (USA) Camel Yamaha Team, 1’59.140

Toni Elias (SPA) Fortuna Honda, 1’59.884

James Ellison (GBR) Tech 3 Yamaha, 2’00.597

Sylvain Guintoli (FRA) Tech 3 Yamaha, 2’01.074

Carlos Checa (SPA) Tech 3 Yamaha, 2’01.744

Shinichi Itoh (JPN) 2’02.100

Chris Vermeulen (AUS) Rizla Suzuki MotoGP, 2’13.759

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