Yukio Kagayama put his Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 into second place overall on the second day of testing at Phillip Island in Australia today.
With conditions hotter and breezier than the first day, the Japanese rider posted an unofficial lap time of 1:32.32 in the morning session, a fraction behind the 1:32.078 set by Troy Bayliss (Ducati) in the afternoon session.
Fonsi Nieto continued his learning process on the GSX-R1000 Suzuki, getting more and more familiar with the bike with every lap, but Max Neukirchner was a non-starter today due to laryngitis. He hopes to return to the saddle tomorrow.Yukio Kagayama - 1:32.32 (78 laps), "This morning was good and my feeling with the bike was very good. Of course we are still testing many things and my other bike did not have such a good feeling - but that's why we are testing. Even though I put in quite a few laps, I felt that it would've been good to do even more! Tomorrow we will continue our work and hopefully we will end the tests with two good bikes working well!"
Fonsi Nieto - 1:33.00 (93 laps), "For me, today was not so good and we had a few problems, but we're here to experience the problems and then solve them! After all, it's better to have problems at this stage of the season than later on! I did improve my lap times today, but not enough for my own feeling. But I think tomorrow can be a good day for us and I am determined to finish these tests on a positive note."