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Simoncelli to test at Sepang.

The San Carlo Honda Gresini team has confirmed to that its 2010 MotoGP rookie Marco Simoncelli will take part in a special test at Sepang in Malaysia on December 21-23.

Although nothing official has been announced regarding extra track time for new MotoGP riders, it seems all four 250cc graduates will get three-days of additional track time before the next official MotoGP test - for the full 2010 field - takes place at Sepang in early February.

Rizla Suzuki rookie Alvaro Bautista rode at Estoril last week, while new Aspar Ducati rider Hector Barbera is presently taking part in a similar three-day outing at Jerez.

Honda meanwhile has opted for a venue outside of Europe for its rookies, with Simoncelli being joined at Sepang by Hiroshi Aoyama, the newly crowned 250cc world champion who will ride for the new Interwetten team.

Regarding Gresini's Moto2 project, it is 'likely' that the team's former MotoGP rider Toni Elias - who has a pre-contract agreement until the end of November - will commit to the project full time. The second ride, on the team's Moriwaki machines, is more open.

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November 29, 2009 2:14 AM
Last Edited 738 days ago

LOL. Some of you guys are just brutal. So what if he goes to Carrot Tops barber and his leathers give him that hour glass figure women want. I suspect Spies and Simoncelli will be at the front of the rookie pack. Being a Texan and a Ben Spies fan I hope he does well. I personally would be shocked if Ben or Marcos get on the podium. If either one of them does I hope it is by qualifing well and racing their way up there. Not because of some big wreck or a wet race or because they ran a bunch of people off the track. Simoncelli has a bright future in MotoGP in my opinion. He just like Spies and the rest of the rookies have a long way to go. A very long way.

THE TOXIC AVENGER - Unregistered

November 29, 2009 12:40 AM

He is going to be sucking fumes from Spies tailpipe all next season and will not podium!!! Spies will rock some shchittt up next year baby just you watch! The "torpedo clown" now that is some funny shiitt right there!

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