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MotoGP riders to continue in Montmeló at Monday test

MotoGP riders to continue in Montmeló at Monday test

Barcelona round not over yet, as MotoGP majority stay behind for an important day’s work.

If they hadn’t had enough of sweltering heat and track time at Barcelona, the MotoGP riders will have plenty more of both on Monday. Following on from the action at the Gran Premi Cinzano de Catalunya, the majority of the premier class field will stay on at the Spanish circuit to further develop their 800cc machines.

Riders from all the MotoGP teams will be working at the test, which takes place from 10am until 6pm with an hour-long break. That means that, less than 24 hours after their battle for the ages, Sunday racewinner Valentino Rossi and his determined challenger/teammate Jorge Lorenzo will be back on track together searching for a precious advantage. They will be the only Yamaha riders present, with the Monster Tech 3 satellite team skipping the session.

Rizla Suzuki will be able to put in further laps with their new engine spec, although time with the motor will be limited due to a lack of parts. Ducati have plans to try out various new pieces for their Desmosedici GP9 puzzle, although Catalonia podium finisher Casey Stoner may be limited in his participation after extreme exhaustion on race day.

Two riders who will definitely be absent for physical reasons on Monday are Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa and Scot Racing man Yuki Takahashi. The former is giving the test a miss due to fatigue, whilst Takahashi’s opening lap crash left him with a broken finger that he will have to rest ahead of Assen.


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