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GP Week : Issue 201
at BriEFly » Bridgestone has changed the tyre allocation for the remainder of the MotoGP season. The number of front tyres for each rider has increased from nine to 10, and there will now be a third compound choice on offer. Riders will nominated seven choices initially, then choose a final three after FP2. The changes took effect at Jerez. » Valentino Rossi’s podium in Spain (his first at Jerez since 2010) could have been, at least in part, down to a new frame. The Italian’s Yamaha M1 finished the Jerez race 7s clear of teammate Jorge Lorenzo. Rossi had only one frame for the race but hopes to have a second for his spare bike built in time for Le Mans. The French race could be interesting ... » Nicky Hayden skipped the post-race Jerez test. The American was suffering with a wrist problem over the race weekend and decided that resting the injury was the best course of action. Hayden injured his wrist in a pre-season crash. » Jerez marked a number of milestones for various riders. It was Marc Marquez’s 100th GP start across all categories, and he has scored 36 wins and 59 podium finishes. Jorge Lorenzo racked up his 200th start and has scored 52 wins and 113 podiums. » Romano Fenati’s win at Jerez was KTM’s 50th GP win. The Austrian manufacturer has scored 28 Moto3 wins, to go with 13 in 125cc and nine in 250cc. KAllIO cHASES DOWN RABAT MOTOGP >>> nEWs Mika Kallio has turned the tide in the battle for the Moto2 crown, taking a win from pole position in spain. The Finn took advantage of an off day by his teammate Tito Rabat, who was in four th place. After winning a week before in Argentina, that leaves the two Marc VDs riders separated by 16 points in the championship. Dominique Aegerter was second at Jerez ahead of Jonas Folger, who got his first podium finish on the AGR entry. star rookie Maverick Viñales was four th ahead of Luis salom. A week prior at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit Rabat was untouchable, cruising to the win ahead of Xavier simon and salom, who scored his first Moto2 podium. simone Corsi was four th ahead of Aegerter, while Kallio could only manage seventh place. 14 GPWEEK.com // 14 GPWEEK.com // PARTNERS: