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Valentino Rossi drove to second place at the wheel of Ford Fiesta RS WRC behind World Rally champion and race winner Sébastien Loeb at the Monza Rally Show.
The Aspar Team is expanding their MotoGP effort next season to two bikes, with Randy de Puniet and Aleix Espargaró piloting the Aprilia powered CRT machines.
With Edwards and Checa completing their tests on Thursday, four riders remained to work on the premier class machines, while Scott Redding again posted the top time in the Moto2 category in the last day of private testing at Jerez.
Experienced MotoGP veteran Colin Edwards talks about his first experience aboard the NGM Forward Racing team’s BMW powered Suter CRT bike, his new ride for 2012.
Testing continued at Jerez again on Thursday, with mixture of MotoGP, Moto2 and WSBK machines all sharing the track, together with something of a hybrid, Aprilia running its RSV4 World Superbike machine at the circuit fitted with Bridgestone tires and carbon brakes. With Randy de Puniet now aboard - and inching ever closer to agreeing a contract to race the Aprilia for Aspar in MotoGP - the Aprilia was the fastest bike on track, posting a time of 1'41.5, which is within striking distance of the factory prototypes from Honda, Yamaha and Ducati. The bike is being run out of the Aspar garage, where the Aprilia test team is working closely with Aspar personnel to help gather data from the bike using MotoGP brakes and tires.
The weather in Jerez for the private test for a number of Moto2, MotoGP and WSBK teams looks like more than making up for the washed out test at Valencia last week, with the first day of testing taking place under blue skies and warm temperatures, conditions which look set to stay all week. The day saw a variety of bikes taking to the track, with Ducati's test team, a handful of top Moto2 teams, and another sprinkling of MotoGP CRT machines running alongside the BMW World Superbike squad.
The first day of private testing at the Jerez circuit closed with the Colin Edwards leading the CRT bikes.