Cold 125/250GP test
Cold weather disrupted the first day of testing at the Ricardo Tormo circuit near Valencia for a number of 125cc and 250cc GP teams on Thursday, February 23, 2006.
Many rider either braved the cold in very short bursts, or as in the case of the official Repsol 250 and Humangest Honda teams, spent their day in their pit boxes waiting for the weather to improve.
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Former 125cc world champion Arnaud Vincent did brave the chilly weather to make his debut on the Moleenaar Racing team Honda RS 250, but the busiest rider was reigning World Champion Thomas Luthi, who spent most of the day taking part in an advert for new sponsors, Caffe Latte.
Luthi will also have been pleased by a new Honda CBR600 Luthi replica, to be sold in very limited numbers in his home country of Switzerland.
Friday, February 24 is the final day of testing at the circuit befoer the teams join the official testing at Catalunya.