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Feb 24, 2001

Loris Capirossi Tops GP Team Tests At Estoril

Loris Capirossi was the fastest 500cc rider after three days of Grand Prix team testing at Estoril, Portugal February 21-23, ending the IRTA-organized tests marginally quicker than Max Biaggi and Carlos Checa. Biaggi and reigning 500cc World Champion Kenny Lee Roberts didn't ride during the final day of testing.<BR><BR>The fastest times turned by riders in the three Grand Prix classes during the tests follow:<BR><BR>IRTA 250cc-500cc Tests, February 21-23<BR>Top 500cc Times<BR>Loris Capirossi1:40.109<BR>Max Biaggi1:40.149<BR>Carlos Checa1:40.166<BR>Jurgen v.d. Goorbergh1:40.3<BR>Tohru Ukawa1:40.5<BR>Garry McCoy1:40.6<BR>Kenny Roberts1:40.65<BR>Alex Barros1:40.7<BR>Norike Abe1:40.8<BR>Valentino Rossi1:41.1<BR><BR>Top 250cc Times<BR>Daijiro Katoh1:41.0<BR>Marco Melandri1:41.9<BR>Tetsuya Harada1:42.5<BR>Jeremy McWilliams1:42.9<BR>Marcelino Lucchi1:42.9<BR>Klaus Nohles1:43.0<BR>Roberto Lucatelli1:43.0<BR>Fonsi Nieto1:43.0<BR>Alex Debon1:43.1<BR>Naoki Matsudo1:43.1<BR>Emilio Alzamora1:43.7<BR><BR><BR>IRTA 125cc Tests February 22-23<BR>Top 125cc Times<BR>Youichi Ui1:40.6<BR>Gino Borsoi1:41.4<BR>Lucio Cecchinello1:41.5<BR>Max Sabbatani1:41.6<BR>Masao Azuma1:41.6<BR>Gaspare Caffiero1:41.6<BR>Manuel Poggiali1:42.1<BR>Angel Nieto Jr.1:42.1<BR>Jaroslav Hules1:42.2<BR>Pablo Nieto1:42.2<BR>