You'll find that it was more about java script and other benchmarks not page loading time.
It's a known fact that Chrome beats the pants off all browsers in this area, it's very important. Also Firefox 3.1 will be and is MUCH faster than 3.0.x. Sorry Microsoft, nobody said anything about page loading speed, especially if it's as simple as google.com.
They showed that IE8 can render some popular websites a bit faster. You see there was never a problem with IE's speed rendering pages like that, it's just the compatibility and other important benchmarks that was the problem.
Oh I forgot, IE 8 is only for Windows, major fail.