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MotoGP: Michael Schumacher in Ducati 800 MotoGP ride

05 2007 16:50

Ferrari One legend Michael Schumacher has he is no slouch on two wheels today in with an incredible performance on Stoner’s world championship-winning Ducati.

Seven-times Formula One champion Schumacher has clocked an best lap of 1.37.89 in a special ride on Stoner’s GP7.

time is just a fraction five seconds outside of Pedrosa’s new lap record, which the set in winning the Valencia GP yesterday. Honda rider Pedrosa’s new lap in the 30-lap race was a 1.32.748.

is no stranger to Ducati’s MotoGP as rode a 990cc Desmosedici at the circuit in Italy back in

Today he completed 58-laps and he was surprised to have set such an pace, and he wasn’t even super powerful carbon preferring instead to run steel normally used in MotoGP in the

“It is difficult to come here and set I remember the last time I was and I was about 15 seconds slower what you could do, so I thought if I could run within ten seconds, would nice, “said who rode Stoner’s bike on the Aussie dominated on in 2007, 10 races to crush Valentino and Pedrosa.

He said was impressed the performance of the 22-year-old and said: “I am impressed. If you remember that year no one would have bet on him at all and took the risk to take him on Sure he got a good bike and is the tyre situation but he beat his and other guys on the same so a big credit to him. He rode it so so perfectly, I’m very impressed.”

Was he surprised to be so fast? “As I said I expect anything, I just to be quicker than last and I achieved this.”

Schumacher was some useful pointers by Mamola for his first ride on an MotoGP bike. “Randy is friend and he gives me tips and to me what I’m doing wrong. It was to ride in the end together and see him and he explained to me a of details. It is a great help if you an experienced guy around you, the German, who used special on the fuel tank to help him the bike with his legs.

He said the 800 was smoother and easier to than the ’05 990 he previously rode, but off any suggestion that he would competing in a MotoGP race in the

“I’m just doing for fun. I don’t I want to “said Schumacher, who at 38 is the same age as factory World Superbike Troy Bayliss. “Maybe we be team-mates, “laughed Schumacher, who won world titles with before retiring at the end of 2006.

Harley rider Schumacher he wouldn’t find it difficult to go to riding on the road after his of Stoner’s bike, saying: “My is pretty fast. I love so I ride motorbikes. There is a track and I do some supermoto in and several other things.

said that he couldn’t of anything else he could the feeling of riding a MotoGP to, not even a Formula One car.

“I to find a good comparison but it is to say. It is impossible to compare the two One and MotoGP), as they have to do with each other. It you to find the line because you drive you understand what you to do, in principle, but not in detail. But to compare two things is two different worlds it is like being on earth and to the moon.”

Schumacher ducked being on the Ferrari and McLaren spy controversy rocked Formula in 2007.

He “I’m lucky enough I don’t have to explain. It was a to look from the outside everything that was going on and it was an bigger to pleasure to see that we won both championships.”

Asked what he thought of the title between Lewis Fernando Alonso and Kimi Schumacher said: “The one won.”

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