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MotoGP stars assess modified Laguna surface

MotoGP stars assess modified Laguna surface

Following some updates to the Laguna Seca circuit since last years race, with extensive resurfacing work having taken place ahead of this weekends Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix, the stars of the MotoGP grid have been enthusiastically re-acquainting themselves with the track on the first couple of days in California.

Following some updates to the Laguna Seca circuit since last years race, with extensive resurfacing work having taken place ahead of this weekends Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix, the stars of the MotoGP grid have been enthusiastically re-acquainting themselves with the track on the first couple of days in California.

The updates to the surface and the 2007 tyre restriction rules mean there is plenty of compound selection pondering to be undertaken ahead of qualifying on Saturday and the race on Sunday.

World Championship leader Casey Stoner believes each new track on 800cc machinery presents a healthy challenge for the MotoGP teams. The Ducati rider commented: We all have to go through the same thing, nobodys been on this circuit with this surface. I know Colin (Edwards) and a few other riders arent really keen on it (the new tyre restriction) but I think its levelled the playing field.

While Fiat Yamahas Colin Edwards may not be the biggest fan of the tyre rule changes introduced this season, he appears to be pleased with the way the Laguna Seca track has been improved since the 2006 visit.

As the Texan rider prepared for his home race he explained: Its just my style, it reminds me a lot of Donington when they re-surfaced it. Its smooth, I think I found one bump around the track. Only one! So its a lot better than last year.

Follow the video links on the left for longer versions of the interviews with Edwards and Stoner.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2007, RED BULL U.S. GRAND PRIX

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