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Jerez hosts MotoGP and Moto2 private tests

Jerez hosts MotoGP and Moto2 private tests

Several MotoGP and Moto2 teams will share the Jerez circuit from today until Friday in a private test in preparation for the 2012 season.

The Ducati Team (without official riders), several MotoGP CRT and Moto2 teams will hit the track at Jerez today for a three-day private test. The Ducati Team continues testing the Desmosedeci GP12, this time without their official riders. With Valentino Rossi participating in the Monza Rally Show this week and Nicky Hayden recovering from his recent wrist surgery, the Italian factory has Superbike World Champion Carlos Checa and Franco Battaini present for further testing of next year’s prototype.

Colin Edwards will debut at the controls of the Suter BMW CRT bike, as the Texan returns to the track to begin developing the NGM Forward Racing prototype for the MotoGP class next season. Also present is Colombian rider Yonny Hernandez aboard the BQR Team’s Kawasaki powered FTR machine.

Present for testing in the Moto2 category are teams Mobile NGM Forward Racing with team riders Alex de Angelis and Yuki Takahashi, Marc VDS Racing Team with riders Scott Redding and Mika Kallio, the Aspar Team with Nico Terol and Toni Elías, Pons Racing with Pol Espargaró and Esteve Rabat, Tech 3 with Bradley Smith and Xavier Simeon and the Gresini Team with British rider Gino Rea.

MotoGP, 2011

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