VALENTINO ROSSI was photographed for the first time back on a Yamaha today at the Valencia test.Traditionally, the inter-season test is an opportunity to familiarise transfered riders with their teams and just as importantly, give the public a
of 1:35.106. Last year's race winner Ben Spies was four-tenths behind in fourth position with Nicky Hayden rounding out the top five as the first Ducati.A quartet of satellite riders followed lead be Alvaro Bautista on the Gresini Honda. Behind him were
being linked to Dovi in 2013.Spies wasn't the only rider to suffer tyre problems, Valentino Rossi was another rider who suffered a de-laminating Bridgestone. He pitted with 10 laps to go to change the rear tyre, eventually finishing in 13th.MotoGP Race
VALENTINO Rossi has nothing but positive feedback from his first few days back at Yamaha.Rossi will partner current MotoGP champion and former team mate Jorge Lorenzo back at Yamaha on the YZR-M1. Following his first test which was cut-short due
in 2009 with second position behind team-mate Valentino Rossi and then went on to be crowned MotoGP champion in 2010.The Spaniard currently leads the 2012 championship by 20 points after three wins from the first five races. He said: “I am extremely happy
FOLLOWING a highly competent performance for second place at Phillip Island, Jorge Lorenzo has become the first Spaniard ever to win two world titles.After title rival Dani Pedrosa crashed disappointingly in the second lap of the penultimate race
and Pedrosa's result overhauls Stoner's claim to current number one factory Honda rider.Crutchlow's run-on in the first corner gifts Dovizioso some breathing space. More than ever, it's looking like being a three-horse race for the MotoGP championship. MotoGP
and World Superbikes and doesn't look like adding much drama.The MotoGP 'tiered' knockout system is complex and blurs the boundary between what actually constitutes a qualifying and free practice session as the top ten riders from the first three Free
with six podiums out of the first seven races.Pedrosa is expected to be joined by Marc Marquez in the factory squad after the Rookie Rule was abolished at Assen.
and Hector Barbera were the only other non-CRT riders out there, with Abraham slowest in the session, 10.262s off Hayden.The MotoGP FP2 session starts at 14:10 local time.
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