James Haydon has decided to set up his new home base in the Pyrenees principality of Andorra. The Foggy Petronas pilot will join a host of motorcycling stars when he moves to the tax haven in the next few weeks.

"Jo and I can't wait to go to Andorra," said the Brit. "There is such an outdoor lifestyle there. You can do a whole range of sports like trail-riding, enduro, swimming, golfing and snowboarding - and I don't like living in cities. And there's never been a better time for us, when we have no ties.

"There are lots of guys already out there, like Simon Crafar, Karl Muggeridge, Garry McCoy, Chris Vermuelen and Ruben Xaus, so we won't be stuck for company," continued James. "I spoke to Crafar yesterday and he said he'd been snowboarding in the morning and then had a BBQ in his T-shirt in the afternoon. That can't be bad! The travelling will be the only downside but it's only 180km from Barcelona and it means we do not have to keep bringing the motorhome on ferries."

Before the move, Haydon is concentrating on recovering from a mystery illness, which has laid him low just two weeks before round two of the World Superbike championship in Australia, starting on March 28.

"I don't know what it is but I have been feeling dreadful for the last couple of days. I'm heading out to Oz in a couple of days so that I have plenty of time to get over the jet-lag so I should hopefully be fine in time for next Friday," he said.