Life-long aspirations and intense preparations will once again be put to the test, as racers are gearing-up for the premier MotoGP class. Once again only 17 riders will be will privileged and talented enough to compete for the world title in the top category of motorcycle road racing.
Five months on from the final race of the 2008 MotoGP World Championship, the 2009 edition of the series starts up on April 12th with the Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar. The first of seventeen races to decide who will be crowned the king of the premier class takes place at the Losail International Circuit in the Arab emirate, opening up the action for the third consecutive year.
The only night race on the MotoGP calendar, the Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar is a showpiece event for both the state and the World Championship.
Monster Yamaha Tech3 rider on form in Saturday testing.
A previous winner of the BMW M Award at the MotoGP Official Test, Colin Edwards will be able to focus his Sunday efforts almost entirely on the 45 minute shootout after a positive Saturday in Jerez.
The American placed inside the top five on the opening day of MotoGP riding in Spain, with a fastest time of 1’40.579. The Monster Yamaha Tech3 man seems nearly completely prepared for the year ahead, and was content with his day’s work and team’s winter efforts.