The final day of Moto2 testing at Valencia, before the teams head off to Estoril for another pre-season test saw the 125cc World Champion Marc Marquez in his fourth test with the Suter chassis bike head the top of the timesheets with another 18-year old, Scott Redding, taking the same identical time of 1.35.6, which was already faster than last year’s Valencia race lap times, but the teams are not using official Honda 600cc engines.
Yesterday was a sunny day in the San Francisco/Bay Area, with weather in the mid-60′s. Just recently getting my bike back from a tune-up, I was itching for a ride and decided to pack things up early for the day, and go for a quick jaunt up to Thunderhill Raceway to gatecrash Brammo’s latest testing session with the Empulse RR electric race bike (close-up shots from Laguna Seca last year here).
In less than one month’s time the first Official MotoGP Test of the year takes place at Sepang as the fight for the final 800cc title gets underway. Here, TwoWheelsOnline.co.nz previews the forthcoming season.
Calendar for 2011 tell us that the 2011 season will begin the Australian Superbikes at Phillip Island already on 27 February, less than a month later come into play Grand Prix riders, who start 20th March at Losail.