Dovizioso Tops Wet Jerez Testing
Marco Melandri came third, 0.617 seconds behind Dovizioso, while former champion Casey Stoner and "The Doctor" Valentino Rossi decided that it would be better to stay away from the wet track.
Kosuke Akiyoshi, former Suzuki rider who is now replacing the injured Dani Pedrosa, also chose not to participate in this weekend's testing stage following the poor weather conditions.
A thing worth mentioning is that nobody managed to set a lap time in the first hour, with only 10 of the 19 riders registered for the Jerez testing stepping onto the track.
Here are the full results following the Jerez testing session:
1. Andrea Dovizioso (Honda) 1:51.488
2. Chris Vermeulen (Suzuki) 1:51.688
3. Marco Melandri (Kawasaki) 1:52.105
4. Vittoriano Guareschi (Ducati) 1:52.228
5. Nicky Hayden (Ducati) 1:52.243
6. Mika Kallio (Ducati) 1:52.343
7. Yuki Takahashi (Honda) 1:53.678
8. Loris Capirossi (Suzuki) 1:55.147
9. Niccolo Canepa (Ducati) 1:55.219
10. Randy de Puniet (Honda) 1:55.465
11. Alex de Angelis (Honda) no time
12. Toni Elias (Honda) no time
13. Casey Stoner (Ducati) no time
14. Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) no time
15. Colin Edwards (Yamaha) no time
16. James Toseland (Yamaha) no time
17. Sete Gibernau (Ducati) no time
18. Kosuke Akiyoshi (Honda) no time
19. Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) no time