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The Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP Team launched their 2013 colours this afternoon at the Jerez de La Frontera Circuit in Spain.
Repsol Honda riders Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa finished first and third, respectively, in the tensely fought Spanish Grand Prix on the partially wet and treacherous Jerez Circuit in southern Spain.
Valentino Rossi took his first laps aboard the Ducati GP12 Friday morning on the Andalusian circuit in Jerez de la Frontera on a day that was sunny and warm (29В° air, 41В° track; 84В° and 106В° Fahrenheit, respectively), with the only imperfection being a strong wind.
Yamaha Factory Racing rider Jorge Lorenzo used his M1 to deliver a master class in wet riding today, delivering a flawless performance to take victory in front of his home crowd at Jerez.
MotoGP finally resumes action this weekend, after the recent Icelandic Volcano forced the postponement of the Japanese GP. It has been a frustrating time for the paddock as the ash cloud has billowed over Europe and it will be an excited Fiat Yamaha Team that lands in Spain this week, with Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo itching to get back to action after their brilliant one-two in the opening round.
The Viessmann Kiefer Racing Team pilot and the first Russian to ever make it to MotoGP Vladimir Leonov was back on track yesterday for the last official pre-season MotoGP test rides in Jerez de la Frontera (Spain) today.