MotoGP » Lorenzo rides Aragon

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August 19, 2010 3:44 PM

It was not a 'Superbike' (as in WSBK spec) like the one Rossi rode a few weeks ago. Just thought I would add that before anyone starts crapping on about Yamaha providing an advantage for JL, it was just a track prepped R1 street bike. The pics show it has treaded tyres, front indicators, standard exhaust system, removed fender and bolts where the mirrors had been removed.

ooj - Unregistered

August 19, 2010 4:28 PM

So the DePuniet/Silverstone question has been answered: testing on a non-motoGP bike is OK for the entire paddock.
So why doesn't everyone test at new tracks? Every team manager should have scheduled a session before every new track. Melandri says he likes Laguna Seca now, but his first year he said the track was ****. Same for every rookie who crashed at Laguna. But considering mere mortals like us can get a track day at Laguna Seca for a few hundred bucks, there is no excuse.
If any rider complains about not knowing the track at the Aragon round, expect no sympathy.

VastupRick76 - Unregistered

August 19, 2010 4:33 PM

Good call Rick, I have noticed many times riding my road bike with treaded tyres and even indicators that I also can't remember where I've been..
Be interesting to get a view from how all the other motogp riders found it?

When is a test not a test? when it's a yourgay test... bum bum... so to speak...


August 19, 2010 4:55 PM

LMAO at VastupRick76 subtle reply to Rick76 about him not remembering where he rode when he have treaded tires and no indicators.!!!!!

Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha.....and we all thought Rossi was cheating when he cleaned his grid. Come on Yamaha.....You already detuned Rossi bike....what do you fear about Zo not knowing the layout of this track. Are you afraid that Ben Spies will beat him since he got some new stuff and he learns tracks super quick.


pp916 - Unregistered

August 19, 2010 5:00 PM

I was under the impression that the whole GP paddock have had the oppertunity to test ar Aragon since it was brought in to replace the Hungarian round, and there's plenty that have already so this is no big deal at all.....anybody that hasn't taken up the offer, tough.

Matt - Unregistered

August 19, 2010 6:24 PM

Kallio and Hayden already tested there. The rules just state that you can't test using the MotoGP bike. Other than learning the layout these tests don't provide the riders with any useful info. And as some riders learn the track faster than others, some don't feel the need to test at new tracks. Plus, this is the top level of motorcycle racing so any benefit they gain from testing will be out the window within the first 15-20 minutes anyway since the others will have figured it out by that point.


August 19, 2010 6:37 PM

George applies common sense again.The rule book,and play by the rules.The contract.I cannot understand how the MegaStars ??? miss the boat.
So easy. New track,learn it any which way you can.
Best way to learn it is to ride it.
Do it in a boxcart if needs be.
I reckon Ben Spies could have told them this in his sleep.Karate Kid,Masao Furusawa is smiling even more.

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