yukio kagayama of wsbk team alstare corona suzuki eeked out the fastest time of the 3rd and final day of testing at phillip island. under hot conditions, yukio blazed a time of 1:32.1, a tenth of a second ahead of xerox ducati troy bayliss. bayliss wasn’t able to improve on his time as he had a rough highside at the bottom of mg breaking his collarbone in the accident. he should just barely be healed by the time the 2008 season kicks off in qatar in early feb. another rider making noise in the paddock is ruben xaus, who posted the 4th fastest time on his sterilgarda 1098r. ruben has been recently struggling and looks to be in good form.
despite electrical gremlins on day 2, triumph-sc was again able to drop their times a further 0.2 sec with gary mccoy grabbing 8th fastest time of the wss testing session.