According to Colin Edwards Snr (SNR to those who know him), Colin was turning 33.6 earlier in the day, on race tires. SNR was not sure if the 33.2 was on race or qualifiers and is trying to get through to CEII to find out for sure.
Yesterday's test was a washout, basically, as Michelin had been doing F1 rain tire testing over the prior several days, wetting the track and using a chemical water-wetter,which left a residue on the track (CEII said you could see the tracks the bikes left) which was very slippery.
Anyway, for those who are so sure that this will be another Honda Cup, it looks like Ducati and Aprilia, as well as Yamaha, have other ideas. Hopefully the new Suzuki will be ready to mis it up in there as well.
This was just posted on Colin Edwards web site. Looks like the 33.2 time posted on MotoGP (and reportedly on the Aprilia site) may be somewhat suspect. Still the 33.6 on race tires is pretty good.
Author: Colin Edwards II (---.txucom.net)
Date: 02-07-03 21:00
Funny how things get started and snowball. The truth is I did a load of 33's on race tires and 33.6 was my best. Nori got going in the afternoon and recorded a 33.8. The 33.2 that was reported? Who knows? I'll fill you in more later,but I can hear Gracie wanting some attention. Ciao for now.