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.
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.
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.