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MotoGP Gossip: 'After 3-mins Casey had set the best lap time…'

- Lucio Cecchinello recalls a tale that sums up the natural talent of Casey Stoner, who rode for LCR Honda during his rookie 2006 MotoGP season: "It was his only his second Grand Prix in MotoGP. He asked to arrive in Qatar on Thursday… but during the trip several things happened and he landed in Qatar on Friday at 9:35 in the morning. First practice started at 10:00. "I picked him up at the airport and took him to the circuit. While he was getting dressed, he had coffee. He put on his helmet, entered the box and, without even looking at the mechanics, got on the bike at 10:02. "After three minutes he had set the best lap time, then later improved several times and finished...
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