Originally Posted by URBAN LEGEND
Cant compare those times because we dont know what they were testing and we also all know the GP12 aint the fastest representation of motogp.
Actually, we know what they were testing - you can read it all on the Italian blogs.
As I mentioned, they were both running race tires (not qualifying) and a low 1.40 is a good race pace time. For reference, pole this year was a 1m 38.780s (Stoner) and that was with qualifiers! It's not the that GP guys were slow, it's that the WSBK are scary fast (BMW and Kawasaki at least)... yesterday Sykes did a 1:40.4!
Of course MotoGP bikes are quicker, and on certain circuits more so than others, but the fact that WSBK got as close as it has is remarkable.