Second, I guess we can use this as our bike thread for now. The championships are over and this year class 'graduates' are:
- Moto GP: Casey Stoner;
- 250cc: Jorge Lorenzo;
- 125cc: Gabor Talmacsi;
- WSBK: James Toseland;
- AMA: Ben Spies;
- BSB: Ryuichi Kiyonari.
So, as winter and summer approach there is still a lot to discuss and review, not to mention the obvious testing results.
One interesting information I caught was at crash.net:
"The feel of the new bike is quite different both in terms of the engine characteristics and the riding position. From the outside it looks bigger - and it is a bit bigger but it's still OK for me," revealed Pedrosa. "I didn't focus on lap times today because the most important thing is getting familiar with the new bike and learning where we're going to develop it. Anyway the lap times are not so bad for the first test. We also tested tyres for Michelin today, mainly with the old bike because we have a lot of reference data for that bike."
So, I guess HRC decided it would be better to have Hayden race a bike he could actually fit in. How tall is he anyway? What about Mini P?
I also read that Honda's new pneumatic engine needs some working and improving. How long does it take to get it like they want? Months? Weeks?
Another question I really want answered is how will Rossi do with Bridgestone!
Over to you now!
I wish the 2008 season started next week!