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Qatar Test: Checa returns, Hopkins finishes early

Qatar Test: Checa returns, Hopkins finishes early

Qatar Test: Checa returns, Hopkins finishes early

Amidst high temperatures and light cloud, the MotoGP riders have continued to rack up the laps on the third day of testing in Qatar.

Carlos Checa returned to the Losail circuit after a nasty fall yesterday which left him concussed. The Catalan rider, who makes his debut with the Tech 3 team in the sessions, underwent a medical which showed no sign of injury and was able to get in the saddle once again. Continuing from yesterday´s tests of his Dunlop tyres, Checa has already beaten his previous fastest lap. Teammate James Ellison is also using today´s session to put the Dunlops through their paces.

The Camel Yamaha riders also continue their testing. Valentino Rossi took to the track earlier than yesterday –around 11.15 local time- joining teammate Colin Edwards and the Suzuki team of John Hopkins and Chris Vermeulen. Hopkins called it a day just after 12pm, citing that engine potential problems with his Suzuki were adversely affecting his ride.

At the close of the session motogp.com will bring you more information and all the best times for every rider.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2006, Carlos Checa, John Hopkins

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