Le Mans Post Race MotoGP Test - Day 1

Despite putting in a hard day's work yesterday, the MotoGP teams were out testing at Le Mans today. The track was damp, making testing difficult and leaving a lot of riders in the garage, especially after a shower made conditions worse. The weather finally got to playing ball, and by 4:30 the sun was out and the track began to properly dry.

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2007 Le Mans MotoGP Race Report - Luck Of The Draw

Motorcycle racing is a lot like poker. Over the long haul, the best player will always come out on top, as they take the cards they are given, play the percentages, and make the best of the hand they have. Of course, sometimes luck intervenes, and a run of bad hands can leave strong players floundering around trying to cut their losses, while they wait for their luck to change and the percentages to start running in their favor.

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2007 Le Mans MotoGP Race Report - Luck Of The Draw

Motorcycle racing is a lot like poker. Over the long haul, the best player will always come out on top, as they take the cards they are given, play the percentages, and make the best of the hand they have. Of course, sometimes luck intervenes, and a run of bad hands can leave strong players floundering around trying to cut their losses, while they wait for their luck to change and the percentages to start running in their favor.

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2007 Le Mans MotoGP Qualifying Practice Report - Day 2 - The Tornado Touches Down

Fate must be having a crackdown on hubris. Just as in Shanghai, where the predicted Ducati domination failed to materialize, Le Mans has once again proven the pundits to be quite wrong. Those who are supposed to know about these things had forecast that in France, the roles would be reversed, and the Yamahas would make all the running, with the Ducatis desperately trying to keep up, and not lose too much ground, and the Hondas struggling at the back. I was one of those voices, but today's thrilling qualifying has proved us all comprehensively wrong.

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2007 Le Mans MotoGP Qualifying Practice Report - Day 2 - The Tornado Touches Down

Fate must be having a crackdown on hubris. Just as in Shanghai, where the predicted Ducati domination failed to materialize, Le Mans has once again proven the pundits to be quite wrong. Those who are supposed to know about these things had forecast that in France, the roles would be reversed, and the Yamahas would make all the running, with the Ducatis desperately trying to keep up, and not lose too much ground, and the Hondas struggling at the back. I was one of those voices, but today's thrilling qualifying has proved us all comprehensively wrong.

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2007 Le Mans MotoGP FP2 Report - Day 1

The second free practice session at Le Mans this afternoon was marked by changeable weather conditions, sunshine alternating with cloud, with a light drizzle finally putting paid to any further practice with some 10 minutes to go. But before rain put a damper on things, the session saw a resurgence of Honda, with Gresini's Marco Melandri topping the timesheets, ahead of Dani Pedrosa and Carlos Checa.

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