2007 Jerez FP 3 Times

The day started cold again at Jerez, and the weather difference between the morning and afternoon sessions is starting to play havoc with the new tire regulations, limiting the number of tires riders can use. In an instant, it became clear who had selected cold weather tires, and who hadn't, and who was suffering from the cold and who wasn't.

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2007 Jerez FP 1 Times

Hostilities opened at Jerez this morning under very cool conditions. Both ambient and track temperatures were in the mid-50s fahrenheit, hardly the ideal conditions for pushing racing motorcycles to the limit. The conditions also showed in the results, with none of the names being tipped for the win prior to the race anywhere near the top of the timesheets.

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2007 Qatar MotoGP Race Report - Meet The New Boss

The Truth Is Out There

There is a purity and a simplicity to motorcycle racing. Once the lights go out, and the bikes roar off the line, there's nowhere left for the truth to hide. No more sandbagging, no more hiding behind excuses about testing new parts or trying out different tires. It becomes a straight, honest fight to the finish, and once the checkered flag is waved, the matter is settled, and the truth is out.

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2007 Qatar MotoGP Race Report - Meet The New Boss

The Truth Is Out There

There is a purity and a simplicity to motorcycle racing. Once the lights go out, and the bikes roar off the line, there's nowhere left for the truth to hide. No more sandbagging, no more hiding behind excuses about testing new parts or trying out different tires. It becomes a straight, honest fight to the finish, and once the checkered flag is waved, the matter is settled, and the truth is out.

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2007 Qatar MotoGP Race Report - Meet The New Boss

The Truth Is Out There

There is a purity and a simplicity to motorcycle racing. Once the lights go out, and the bikes roar off the line, there's nowhere left for the truth to hide. No more sandbagging, no more hiding behind excuses about testing new parts or trying out different tires. It becomes a straight, honest fight to the finish, and once the checkered flag is waved, the matter is settled, and the truth is out.

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Qatar Qualifying Practice - MotoGP 2007

With the rules changing for the 2007 MotoGP season, it was obvious that the series would change too: a new engine size, fewer tires and less fuel were always destined to have a big impact on the course of a weekend, with some changes being more important than others. Ironically, the headline-grabbing change, the change that got all the attention, has so far had the least impact: The reduction in engine sizes, agreed ostensibly to reduce speeds and make the racing safer, has made little difference at all.

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Qatar FP2 Times - MotoGP 2007

The second free practice session in Qatar saw a similar pattern tot the first. Yamaha continues to lead the way, with Valentino Rossi setting the fastest time this afternoon, rather than Colin Edwards. Much more worrying for the competition, however, is that Rossi set the fastest time not on a soft qualifying tire, but during a long run of 12 laps on what presumably must be race tires.

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Qatar FP1 Times - MotoGP 2007

At the first free practice session at the Losail circuit at Qatar, Yamaha demonstrated that their early season form was no mere chimera. Colin Edwards set the fastest time, a second off of last year's pole pace, just over 0.1 seconds faster than his team mate Valentino Rossi. Sandwiched between the Fiat Yamaha riders is Casey Stoner on the Marlboro Ducati, last year's pole sitter

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