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GP Week : Issue 26
HIGH SIDES n Footballer Diego Maradonna was on the grid at Misano, paying homage to Rossi by kissing his hand. “I was embarrassed,” said football fan Rossi. “I said, I should kiss your foot.” n Marlboro-sponsored Casey Stoner was described as “a high-speed drug pusher”in the Australian papers, in response to an aggressive campaign by the anti-tobacco group ASH. “I ride for Ducati anyway, but adults have the choice to make their own decisions. I’m very happy where I am,” he said. n The late Daijiro Kato, the last rider to die in a GP race, was remembered by his former team, the Gresini Honda squad. They have assembled a collection of racing memorabilia ranging from a pair of Rossi’s boots to several riders’ leathers to be auction on EBay, proceeds to support the secondary education of his two children. n Kawasaki rider John Hopkins missed the first day of practice due to personal problems, described by his team as injuries sustained in “a light training session”. Hopkins was reported carousing in the paddock the night before, after a row with his wife. n The Chinese-backed Maxtra 125 completed two days of testing at the Adria circuit in Italy while the GP circus was gathering at Misano, and project leader Garry Taylor visited the paddock looking to recruit riders. “There is a lot of interest,”he said; adding: “With two bikes now to test, we are not race ready yet, but very happy with progress. 14