Dani Pedrosa's new highest top-speed at Mugello is faster than the F1 cars clock on their fastest circuit, Monza
DANI PEDROSA had set a new landmark top speed for 800cc MotoGP bikes, breaking for the first time the record set by the previous-generation 990s and clocking a top-speed higher than the F1 cars manage on their fastest straight: 215mph at Monza.
The speed was set by Dani Pedrosa on the Repsol Honda on Friday afternoon: a towering 217.0 mph (349.3 km/h), which was 1.1 mph faster than the previous record, set by Loris Capirossi on a 990 Ducati at pre-season tests in 2003.
In each case the riders had a strong following wind; Pedrosa also had the benefit of slipstreaming Rossi, he explained, adding: “Top speed is not the most important thing. The lap time is more critical.”
Mugello was the circuit at which MotoGP first cracked 200 mph, with Regis Laconi on an Aprilia RS3 Cube in 2003.
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Posted: 01/06/2009 at 23:54
Tim - you are SUCH a cock.
Best of luck with the riding lessons BTW.
Posted: 02/06/2009 at 10:14
Sadly the Official timiing wasnt quite right and the bikes were atleast 10mph slower than what was quoted.
the GPS readout from Rossi's and Stoners bike confirmed this but heyho its still bloody quick!!!
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