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Light rain and cool temperatures for final Jerez morning

Light rain and cool temperatures for final Jerez morning

The full MotoGP line-up for the 2008 season remain in Andalucia for the last of three days of testing at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit on Monday, with the changeable morning weather conditions presenting the teams with a chance to undertake further wet and dry variations following a rain affected day on Sunday.

The full MotoGP line-up for the 2008 season remain in Andalucia for the last of three days of testing at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit on Monday, with the changeable morning weather conditions presenting the teams with a chance to undertake further wet and dry variations following a rain affected day on Sunday.

The riders will encounter cool temperatures, cloudy skies, a brisk wind and some possible light showers when they emerge from their pit-boxes.

The conditions could mean another cautious approach to the day from both Dani Pedrosa and John Hopkins, both of whom sat out yesterdays wild and wet BMW Award qualifying lap showdown.

With his injured right hand Pedrosa opted against any testing on a slippery surface on Sunday, while Hopkins painful groin injury restricted him to a short morning run, but both riders will be keen to get as much track time as possible with the season commencing in less than three weeks time under Losails newly installed floodlights in Qatar on 9th March.

The Jerez circuit should nonetheless be a busy place today, with the full compliment of premier class riders expected on track, in addition to Kawasaki test rider Olivier Jacque and Ducatis Niccolo Canepa and Vittoriano Guareschi as was the case on Saturday.

Following the last day of this MotoGP Official Test the final opportunity for practice for the 2008 MotoGP participants before the season starts will be at the venue for the opening round of the championship, with Losail hosting two days of tests on 28th-29th February.

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MotoGP, 2008

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