2007 Catalunya Day 1 Report

Where the weather a week ago in Mugello was as unpredictable as the outcome of a 125 race, in Barcelona the forecast was brief: Hot and sunny. And hotter and sunnier in the afternoon. No more worrying about very soft tires to run on a cold morning, no agonizing over slicks, intermediates or full wets, the riders could concentrate just on finding the right tire for the race, and setting the bikes up to go as fast as possible round the Montmelo Circuit on Sunday.

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2007 Catalunya MotoGP Preview - Fear And Loathing In La Caixa

From the soul of motorcycle racing, to it's nerve center. While Mugello, the scene of last week's MotoGP round, is close to Ducati, Montmelo, where the Barcelona track is located, is close to Dorna, the organization which runs MotoGP. But there is much more than just Dorna: many of the riders live in and around Barcelona, including Carlos Checa and Dani Pedrosa, but also Troy Bayliss and Hiroshi Aoyama. Kenny Roberts Sr has a place near Sitges, just down the coast from Barcelona, as does the famous US journalist Dennis Noyes.

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Tech 3 Yamaha A Certainty For 2008

Herv&eactue; Poncharal, team principal of Tech 3 Yamaha, today announced that the team had secured an agreement with Yamaha to run two Yamaha M1 bikes in 2008. The announcement had been widely expected, but has come very early on in the season. It seems that a lot of teams are busy trying to wrap up next year's line up early, so that they can concentrate on going out and securing sponsorship.

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Jonny Rea Gets Team KR Wildcard For Donington

The rumors about a British rider getting a wildcard ride on the KR212V at Donington have finally been settled. Current British Superbike rider Johnny Rea, who rides a Michelin-shod HM Plant Honda in the domestic series, will join Kenny Roberts Junior at the British Grand Prix, according to Motorcycle News. Details to follow.

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