Wednesday, February 3, 2010

MotoGP Winter Testing 2010

The 2010 FIM World Motorcycle Championship is back! Its the first day of the 3-day pre-season testing at Sepang International Circuit with teams set to unveil their latest bike with their sponsor decals and colour scheme on their bikes.

The Fiat-Yamaha Team is set to unveil its bike at the Sepang International Circuit on February 04, 2010, with riders, Valentino Rossi with his no 46 bike and rival teammate, No 99, Jorge Lorenzo, both 2009 World MotoGP Champion and Runner-up respectively. They are set to continue working on their latest M1 bike which they first experienced during the post-season Valencia test last year.

Stoner and Hayden will also be in Malaysia for this years' pre-season 2010 winter testing at the Sepang International Circuit riding for the Marlboro Ducati Team's Ducati Desmosedici GP10.

As the track heats up, the first official MotoGP test of the year starts its session today as it is scheduled only for factory riders. The official riders will be on track on Thursday and Friday. The track started off cool this morning and expected to heat up to a low of 40 degrees by noon as the sun rises high up. There will be expected showers towards the end of the day.

MotoGP veteran, Loris Capirosi, with rookie rider Alvaro Bautista, alongside him, will definitely set a challenge this year as they have been working hard throughout the winter to make more of the Suzuki's GSV-R, competitive, this year.

This year's race is set to be a challenge with Marco Simoncelli being intoduced to the MotoGP after a great season last year in the 250cc category. Participation from an all-american team, Ben Spies and Colin Edwards, riding for the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team, will definitely set the pace this year.

Raceday is set to flag-off at Qatar as the seasons' opener on April 11, 2010, with Sepang International Circuit, in Malaysia, to be held on October 10 later this year, as the 15th of the total 18 race circuits.

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