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Lorenzo tops day two at Valencia

Jorge Lorenzo topped the second day of MotoGP winter testing at Valencia as he began to get to grips with Yamaha's 2010 machine.

The Spaniard completed 62 laps of the circuit on a new chassis fitted with a 2009 engine and was the only man to break the 1m32s barrier.

His best mark of 1m31.939s was 0.256s quicker than day one pace-setter Casey Stoner, who continued to hone the set-up on his Ducati.

"I am happy that we are so competitive here with this new version of the bike," said Lorenzo. "I was able to do some very fast laps and it feels good to be the fastest on the last day of the season.

"We have worked on some electronics and the suspension, and we have compared the new chassis to the old one and taken a lot of important information for our engineers."

World champion Valentino Rossi missed the first hour of running, but still managed to set the third quickest time on the second of the Yamahas. Neither of the works machines will take part in the final day of testing.

Ben Spies was a hugely impressive fourth quickest and was the only Tech-3 Yamaha rider on-track as illness sidelined his team-mate Colin Edwards.

Fifth was Ducati's Nicky Hayden while Honda's Dani Pedrosa, who was running Ohlins front suspension forks as opposed to his usual Showas, was next up.

Randy de Puniet and Mika Kallio were next up for the LCR Honda and Pramac Ducati squads while Loris Capirossi rounded out the top nine on his Suzuki, the Italian using a 2010-spec engine, new electronics and a new exhaust.

Hector Barbera was the quickest of the rookies, 2.3s off the pace on his Aspar Ducati, while Moto2 bikes from Gresini and Promoracing were also sampled.

The test concludes on Wednesday.

Pos  Rider              Bike            Time               Laps
 1.  Jorge Lorenzo      Yamaha          1:31.939             62
 2.  Casey Stoner       Ducati          1:32.195  +  0.256   44
 3.  Valentino Rossi    Yamaha          1:32.528  +  0.589   55
 4.  Ben Spies          Yamaha		1:32.942  +  1.003   61
 5.  Nicky Hayden       Ducati          1:32.981  +  1.042   84
 6.  Dani Pedrosa       Honda     	1:33.025  +  1.086   46
 7.  Randy De Puniet    Honda         	1:33.111  +  1.172   76
 8.  Mika Kallio        Ducati	        1:33.125  +  1.186   84
 9.  Loris Capirossi    Suauki 		1:33.211  +  1.272   64
10.  Marco Melandri     Honda		1:33.326  +  1.387   85
11.  Aleix Espargaro    Ducati          1:33.345  +  1.406   74
12.  Andrea Dovizioso   Honda  		1:33.546  +  1.607   44
13.  Hector Barbera     Ducati	        1:34.206  +  2.267  100
14.  Marco Simoncelli   Honda		1:34.230  +  2.291   79
15.  Alvaro Bautista    Suzuki		1:34.540  +  2.601   74
16.  Hiroshi Aoyama     Honda		1:35.261  +  3.322   88
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