Riders go trigger happy at Brno
Several riders pitted their skills against each other at a shooting range near the Brno circuit. MotoGP riders Loris Capirossi and Troy Bayliss lined up alongside 250 counterparts Sebastian Porto and Jorge Lorenzo, with 125 title contenders Mika Kallio and Thomas Lüthi also joining in.
Red Bull KTM's Kallio proved to be the sharpest shooter of the paddock with a final score of 33 points in the 5-round contest.
"Well, I'm not really used to this kind of thing, the last time I did some shooting was a few years ago when I was in the army in Finland," explained the Flying Finn. "So this was the first time since and it didn't turn out too badly… I hope it's a good omen for this weekend! Winning here won't be easy, but I'll do my best. It was good to have a break and I was able to spend some time in Finland, but I also did some training so I'm in the best possible condition for the second half of the season."
Ducati Marlboro's Loris Capirossi was second with 29 points and the podium was completed by Argentine rider Sebastian Porto, who will make his 150th GP appearance this weekend. The three other riders were clearly no match for the top three, with Lüthi finishing with 12 points, Bayliss with 10 points and Lorenzo with a lowly 6 points.