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Rossi tests at Aragón

Rossi tests at Aragón

The World Champion today (Wednesday) rode at the circuit that will host Round 13 of the season next weekend, as did Andrea Dovizioso in the morning. Premier class rookie Hiroshi Aoyama rode on Tuesday.

Valentino Rossi today joined the group of MotoGP riders who have included a test at the Motorland Aragón circuit as part of their preparations for Round 13 of the 2010 season, on the Spanish track that is new to the World Championship calendar this year. Like team-mate Jorge Lorenzo and other premier class stars such as Nicky Hayden and Dani Pedrosa, Rossi set aside a day to get to grips with the layout of the track.

Unable to ride on his official Fiat Yamaha M1 to comply with testing regulations, Rossi used a Yamaha R1 during the session to study the characteristics of the track which he described as “fast” with “complicated but fun turns”, outlining the entry to turn 16 as a particular highlight during several runs throughout his test.

Earlier in the day Repsol Honda rider Andrea Dovizioso was on track as he also observed the venue which he, Rossi and the rest of the premier class will ride on in just nine days at the Gran Premio A-Style de Aragón. The 24 year-old, riding a Honda CBR1000RR, was particularly impressed by the opportunities for overtaking and expects an enjoyable race next weekend.

On Tuesday morning Hiroshi Aoyama of the Interwetten Honda MotoGP Team rode on the track, as did Moto2 wild card for Aragón Kev Coghlan, who was again present today and has previous experience at Aragón having won there in the Spanish National Championship Moto2 race in July.

MotoGP, 2010, GRAN PREMIO A-STYLE DE ARAGON, Valentino Rossi

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