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There are painkillers, and pain-killers... Having nearly a second over the field after FP1 might just take the attention away from a bad ankle.

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1.29 is astonishing. At the the braking point for turn 1 and on the apex of turn 2, Casey is doing almost exactly 100kph faster than me on the Hornet (about 325/225 and 220/120 kph respectively). 100kph! Mind you the Hornet just won't go any faster into turn 1. I don't actually brake until turn 2. Gardner Straight without a fairing means a terminal velocity of about 225 anyway.

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There are painkillers, and pain-killers... Having nearly a second over the field after FP1 might just take the attention away from a bad ankle.

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Gosh, golly, gee whiz, are you perhaps trying to say something about Casey at Ben's expense?

Seriously though, Ben has had a nightmare year.
I hope he gets it together again, but where he's going is shocking in terms of him not being known as any kind of development rider. Frankly, I'm mystified as to why he even accepted his 2013 ride.

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Gosh, golly, gee whiz, are you perhaps trying to say something about Casey at Ben's expense?.
No, no, not my intention at all. I think Ben is a very good sort, a fine rider and pretty damned stoic - if he says he's too banged up to ride, I'm sure that is the case.

No, I just meant that I'm sure Casey will be thinking less about the ankle now, having had those two dynamite sessions.

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No, no, not my intention at all. I think Ben is a very good sort, a fine rider and pretty damned stoic - if he says he's too banged up to ride, I'm sure that is the case.

No, I just meant that I'm sure Casey will be thinking less about the ankle now, having had those two dynamite sessions.
I want to see Stoner storm while he is still racing.
I hope he cleans clock this weekend.
As for Spies, I hope he gets to deliver the goods in MotoGP, but he'll never do it on a Ducati.

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De Puniet muscles past prototypes in Phillip Island
The Frenchman set a strong pace from the outset today and then dropped his times significantly in the afternoon to record and impressive 1'32.674, the tenth fastest time of the day, ahead of two prototype Ducatis.
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...aaannd it's still Casey

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Got spat off one bike at the hairpin, got back to pits, went out and rocked it on the back-up... You gotta admire him.

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Almost got both ducs

8. Valentino Rossi (Ducati) 1:31.661
9. Randy de Puniet (ART) 1:31.667
10. Nicky Hayden (Ducati) 1:31.681
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Morning warm-up - the Stoner show rolls on...


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Almost got both ducs

8. Valentino Rossi (Ducati) 1:31.661
9. Randy de Puniet (ART) 1:31.667
10. Nicky Hayden (Ducati) 1:31.681
Almost got 'em again in warm-up - that Aprilia motor must have some mumbo...

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It's Casey's weekend all right, but Jorge's season...

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Sucked for Jorge to win in Australia with the focus on Stoner, as it should be. Figure he'll get his party in 2 weeks at Valencia!! Good on both of them.

Maybe next year Danny. But with Vale on Yamaha again? Ought to be good.

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