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Three days of testing extends MotoGP Valencia stay

Three days of testing extends MotoGP Valencia stay

Although the 2007 MotoGP World Championship season concluded this afternoon in Valencia, the riders will only have the shortest of breaks before beginning preparations for 2008 at the Spanish circuit.

Although the 2007 MotoGP World Championship season concluded this afternoon in Valencia, the riders will only have the shortest of breaks before beginning preparations for 2008 at the Spanish circuit.

Monday testing will not involve any riders participating in next seasons competition, as the teams lend their bikes and expertise to the media in the annual journalists test. Former riders such as ex-World Champions Kevin Schwantz and Alex Criville will be onboard 800cc machinery for the first time for a series of laps around the track, whilst there will also be some special appearances from the likes of Trials riders Laia Sanz and Toni Bou.

On Tuesday work begins in earnest for the coming year, with the next generation of MotoGP bikes being ridden by the regular riders. The likes of Loris Capirossi, John Hopkins, Toni Elias and Sylvain Guintoli will be changing garages from those to which they returned after the Sunday race, whilst a long-awaited first public MotoGP test for 250cc stars Jorge Lorenzo and Alex de Angelis will also be turning heads.

Quarter litre riders from all the top teams will be staying on in Spain, again with a number of riders making their debuts either in the category or for new teams.

Testing concludes in Valencia on Wednesday, the first of a series of tests set to take place over the course of the month.

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