800cc MotoGP test ends

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The second and final day of MotoGP testing a the Twin Ring Motegi circuit in Japan saw just one GP racer remain at the circuit, as the other teams still at the track relied on their test riders.

The lone racer was Nicky Hayden, who was eager to try the 800cc Honda he’ll ride in 2007, but having spent the morning fine-tuning the current RC211V, he was left frustrated due to wet weather. Test riders Tadayuki Okada and Manabu Kamata did ride the 800cc machine, with Okada becoming the first rider to drop one.

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With Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards finishing the test on Monday, wet duties were left to testers Wataru Yoshikawa and Norihiko Fujiwara, while Suzuki made use of Nouatsu Aoki and Kousuke Akiyoshi. Naoki Matsudo was also riding, testing the current Kawasaki Ninja ZX-RR.

Team Roberts had left the tack on Monday, with Kenny Roberts Jr pleased with a new chassis for the remainder of the season, which saw him lower his fastest race time during testing. The chassis also led to a new suspension configuration, and power and braking adjustments.

MCN Staff

By MCN Staff