August 9 start is just wishful thinking imo. I'm betting it will be Aug 16, although maybe they start on Aug 14 so we get the 5 days like we did in the last test pf P3.
People are assuming 1 week of Phase 4 = 7 days of testing. We had 5 weeks of Phase 3, but that didn't mean 35 days of testing. When Yoshi said Phase 4 will be 1 week, he probably meant 1 weekend.
Well then he was either mistranslated or doesn't understand what words mean, because a weekend is not a week, and neither is a "work week" the same as a week. There would be no reason to specific that it would be exactly one week if he really meant it was some other period of time. Yoshi never specified that P3 would be 5 weeks, so whether or not it was exactly 5 weeks is basically irrelevant.
My guess is, Aug 12 or 13 start, Aug 19 or 20 end, early start on the 23rd. Edited, Aug 7th 2013 5:40pm by KarlHungis