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No rest for MotoGP stars as Brno Test follows GP

No rest for MotoGP stars as Brno Test follows GP

Monday will see the majority of the premier class remain at the Czech Republic circuit for the official MotoGP Test, with Yamaha debuting their 2012 prototype.

Brno will host an official MotoGP Test on Monday as the premier class remain at the Czech Republic track for an extra day, following the Cardion ab Grand Prix České republiky.

The Test will see the official on-track debut of Yamaha’s 2012 prototype, with factory team riders Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies experiencing the evolving machine for the first time, and also potentially running some new developments on their current 2011 YZR-M1 bikes.

Round 11 race winner Casey Stoner and his Repsol Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa are due to continue the development of the Japanese factory’s 2012 prototype, Stoner having ridden the 1000cc machine once previously at Jerez whilst Pedrosa is preparing to jump on for the first time having missed the run out back in May due to injury. Andrea Dovizioso will also be present, with the Italian ready to continue working on the current RC212V.

Monster Yamaha Tech 3 pair Colin Edwards and Cal Crutchlow will work further on their M1 machines, and the Ducati Team will also be present with Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden. Rossi and his crew will hope to improve on the progress they made on the Desmosedici GP11.1 throughout the Brno weekend, whilst Hayden will dedicate time to fully testing out the GP11.1 having tried it out during the Laguna Seca GP weekend but deciding to continue racing the GP11 at the American and Czech Republic tracks.

Pramac Racing’s Loris Capirossi will take advantage of an extra day’s track time to continue his recovery from injury on board the GP11, with Toni Elías and his LCR Honda team working on their satellite RC212V.

The Marc VDS Racing team and Suter will also be in attendance, with the Moto2 outfit’s Finnish rider Mika Kallio on riding duty for the Swiss manufacturer as it continues the development of its 1000cc prototype for 2012. Bridgestone will also work further on its tyre specifications for 2012.

The Test schedule will see the track open from 9am-1pm and again from 2pm-6pm, with providing full coverage of the day’s activities with a report for both sessions, video highlights and video interviews at the end of the day.


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