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MotoGP teams ready for second post-race test of 2009

MotoGP teams ready for second post-race test of 2009

Monday at Brno will see the MotoGP teams getting their final chance of the season to test at a GP circuit.

The majority of the MotoGP field will stay on overnight in the Czech Republic on Sunday ahead of an important day of post-GP testing work at Brno on Monday.

Indeed the session will be just the second post-race test of the year, following the Barcelona Monday workout, and the teams will not be testing together again until after the end of year Valencia race.

The likes of Randy de Puniet (ankle injury) and Casey Stoner (ongoing illness) will not be attending, whilst the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 team will leave the testing to their factory colleagues Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo.

There will be plenty of interest as to how Mattia Pasini can do with the spare Pramac Racing satellite Desmosedici – freed up by Mika Kallio as he covers Stoner’s testing duties in the Marlboro Ducati team – and the results could play a part in the decision as to whether or not Pasini makes a permanent move onto MotoGP machinery next year.

Repsol Honda will carry out back-to-back tests with their usual Showa suspension systems and those of Öhlins (exclusively used by De Puniet of the current Honda riders in the LCR team) in order to give them direct comparable data.

Rizla Suzuki, meanwhile, will continue to gather information on their new chassis and engine, with Yamaha also due to continue work with their longer life engine – although the riders will be permitted to use non-sealed motors.

In addition, Spaniard David de Gea will be riding a BQR Moto2 machine to conduct a tyre test for Dunlop - who will be official single tyre suppliers for the new class.

All the results, news and reactions from the test will be available in depth on on Monday.


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