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News briefs from the Ricardo Tormo circuit

News briefs from the Ricardo Tormo circuit

> Honda Racing Corporation have decided to produce an evolution 250cc racing machine in 2002, together with the existing RS250R. The new machine, named RS250R-W, will be developed during the 2002 World Championship, with the help of a rider chosen by Honda. During the season Honda will make RS250R-W chassis and engine parts available to other Honda riders, according to their race results.

> The father of Toni Elías has spent this morning´s free practice session at different points around the outside of the track, filming his son with a video camera. Toni plans to study the film and analyse his cornering technique compared to that of his rivals, to try and maximise his performance in tomorrow´s race.

> The official HRC machines of Valentino Rossi, Alex Criville, Tohru Ukawa, Daijiro Katoh and Emilio Alzamora are today adorned with a logo designed to represent world peace, in the wake of the recent disaster in the United States. The symbol features a picture of the globe wrapped in a rainbow.

> Famous Spanish actor and sculptor Lorenzo Queen is one of the special guests to have arrived at the Ricardo Tormo circuit this morning. Queen is a huge fan of motorcycles, as is fellow actor Jorge Sanz - a regular visitor at all the races on Spanish soil and also present this morning in Valencia. Sanz owns a Harley and and a Ducati Cucciolo, and travelled to Valencia from Madrid on an Aprilia.

500cc, 2001

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