Casey Stoner has ended the first MotoGP test of 2012 on top of the timesheets in style. On just his second lap out of the pits this morning, the Repsol Honda man posted a lap of 1'59.607, crushing the circuit qualifying lap still held by Valentino Rossi from 2009, and beating his previous best at the circuit set in the second Sepang test back in February of 2011. Stoner was the only man into the 1'59s, ending the day six tenths ahead of Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo, who was in turn just a few hundredths quicker than Stoner's teammate Dani Pedrosa. Ben Spies put the second Factory Yamaha into 4th spot, and was the last rider to get within a second of Stoner.

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