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Dry track likely for BMW M Award session

Dry track likely for BMW M Award session

Sunny Sunday morning bodes well for timed shootout

The Circuito de Jerez was basked in sunshine at the beginning of Sunday, the final day of preseason for the MotoGP riders. A dry track and a cloudless sky correlated with forecasts ruling out the possibility of rain before the BMW M Award session at 2.05pm. However, anything can happen in MotoGP, and the riders have too much experience to second guess the weather.

The 45-minute battle to set the fastest time will be the highlight of the MotoGP Official Test, dubbed ‘GP Zero’ amongst the riders. Previous winners Valentino Rossi, Casey Stoner, Sete Gibernau and Colin Edwards get another chance to take home a brand new sports car, but it is last year’s poleman Jorge Lorenzo who has laid down the gauntlet with the fastest time on Saturday afternoon.

Following the handing over of the BMW keys, three hours of fine-tuning will conclude the 2009 preseason and allow the riders to turn their focus to the April 12th season-opener in Qatar.

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