See any pattern here? Shall we call it “horsepower over all”? We see the traditional horsepower bikes, Honda and Ducati, pushing the “rideability” bikes, the Yamahas, into lower finishing positions. That long straight may just be one of the fabled “Honda lanes,” but as Stoner has said earlier this year, Yamaha has replied with more power of its own. In the test, Pedrosa’s best time was 0.261 second faster than Lorenzo’s, but fast time wasn’t the goal of those two test days. Fast time with how much fuel on board? Fast time on a new tire or on a tire that’s just done 20 laps? It’s like comparing apples and donkeys.