Feb 16, 2002
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Copyright 2002, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR>Red Bull Yamaha's Garry McCoy recorded the fastest lap time during IRTA team testing at Valencia in Spain. Despite wind and rain during parts of the second day of the test, McCoy completed 30 laps and improved his best time to 1:34.557 on his Dunlop-equipped Yamaha YZR500. McCoy's time is only 0.1-second slower than Max Biaggi's pole time from the 2001 Grand Prix at Valencia. Biaggi finished day two with the third-fastest time.<BR><BR>Young American John Hopkins struggled as his crew worked through a test program, constantly changing the set-up on Hopkins' YZR500.<BR><BR>Top times follow:<BR><BR>MotoGP<BR>Garry McCoy, Yamaha YZR500, 1:34.557 <BR>Carlos Checa, Yamaha M1, 1:35.225 <BR>Max Biaggi, Yamaha M1, 1:35.341 <BR>Shinya Nakano, Yamaha YZR500, 1:35.774 <BR>Norick Abe, Yamaha YZR500, 1:35.908 <BR>John Kocinski, Yamaha M1, 1:36.173 <BR>Alex Barros, Honda NSR500, 1:36.202 <BR>Regis Laconi, Aprilia, 1:36.855 <BR>Jurgen van der Goorbergh, Honda NSR500, 1:37.331 <BR>Olivier Jacque, Yamaha YZR500, 1:37.599 <BR><BR>250cc <BR>Alfonso Nieto, Aprilia, 1:37.032 <BR>Casey Stoner, Aprilia, 1:37.670 <BR>Roberto Locatelli, Aprilia, 1:37.848 <BR>Randy De Puniet, Aprilia, 1:38.251 <BR>Sebastian Porto, Yamaha, 1:38.546<BR>