During the post-race test in Barcelona on Monday, Cal Crutchlow sampled the version of 2013 Yamaha chassis that had previously been turned down by the Yamaha Factory Racing's Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi. Ultimately, the Englishman would agree to do the same.
Ducati Team duo Nicky Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso could still not get to grips with neither the GP13 nor GP13 ‘Lab’ bike as they conducted a back-to-back comparison during Barcelona’s post-race test session on Monday.
Bradley Smith underwent a successful skin graft operation in Barcelona on Monday evening, having headed directly to the Quiron Dexeus University Hospital from the test session at the Circuit de Catalunya.
Aki Ajo was team boss to Marc Marquez when the Spaniard clinched the 125 world crown in 2010. Despite being aware of his former rider’s ability, the Finn admits that he has been surprised by his impressive MotoGP™ class debut with Repsol Honda Team.
The 2014 Honda bike made its track debut in the hands of Stefan Bradl on Tuesday, although the first day of this weekend’s MotorLand Aragon test was very much washed out by heavy rain. Alvaro Bautista was the only other rider to leave the pits ahead of track visits for Yamaha and Suzuki on Wednesday.