return to Supersport racing. Valentine was also behind the infamous V&M Yamaha R1, ridden by David Jeffries.Former TT winner Gary Johnson will ride the F3 675, which will also compete in the North West 200 and Ulster GP. Valentine said: 'This is a project
short of Ago in the premier class and holds the race win record in that division. With Rossi returning to Yamaha for the 2013 season (where he was previously successful, winning four world championships), will Ago be proved right?
, but we are pretty happy with it.'Ducati riders, Nicky Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso, were able to record ninth and eighth fastest times respectively at Sepang last week, improving slightly on their performances in the previous test.
afforded two extra days testing to bed in the system - as it turns out, they needed it. The entire test was hampered by teething problems with the new technology.Only Danilo Petrucci of Came IODA Racing was able to put in more than 10 laps. The Italian
, such was the resentment between the teammates. At the time, Rossi expressed the view that giving the riders equal status in the team was 'unsustainable', when Lorenzo recorded two strong seasons after his arrival in 2008. The two riders are reunited at Yamaha for the 2013
FORMER WSB world champion Carlos Checa, who races a Ducati for Althea Racing, believes that Ducati were victimised over the issue of the 6kg ballast the Ducati 1098 was forced to carry last season. In an interview with Motociclismo, Checa said
podiums on his way to a sixth place overall finish in the championship last season. Ducati have not won a race since Casey Stoner's 2010 win at Phillip Island, a record they will be hoping to overturn - even if championship ambitions are kicked
, with reigning champion Jorge Lorenzo fourth 0.385s behind Marquez.The official Sepang test lap record is 1m 59.607s, set by newly-retired Australian Casey Stoner in last year's pre-season tests - his successor Marquez is still a little off that lightning pace
year I would be chuffed.'Bradl recorded four top-five finishes last season racing for LCR Honda, and was the highest placed novice rider overall with an eighth place championship finish.Bradley Smith will likely face stiff competition from fellow
20. Federico Sandi ITA Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1m 32.898s 21. Vittorio Iannuzzo ITA Grillini Dentalmatic BMW S1000RR 1m 33.082sPhillip Island official WSB lap recordsBest lap: Carlos Checa ESP Alstare Ducati 1199 R 1m 30.234s (2013)Race lap record
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