Andrew Gosling Shoots The Phillip Island Tire Test, Day 2


The Honda exhaust remains a work of eye-watering beauty


Brighter later


Tito Rabat, the fastest man in Moto2. So far...


Jorge Lorenzo has been testing a new fairing, to deal with the wind at PI


It has a significantly different nose


With a protruding lower lip


And much narrower profile


Valentino Rossi, new style - body well off the bike, less far forward


Compare and contrast with Jorge Lorenzo


Meet the new boss - Davide Tardozzi perfecting the team boss stare


Testing is all about data


and more data


One of a growing band of women in the paddock. Andrea Canto Pastor was Livio Loi's data engineer in Moto3 last year, has moved up to Moto2 this season


Mika Kallio in one of his more expressive moods


Cal Crutchlow, caught in thought


Silvano Galbusera, Rossi's new crew chief, and one of the palest men in the paddock


Still no match for Tito 'The Ghost' Rabat, though...


Martina - Nico's new ride


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The Honda exhaust remains a work of eye-watering beauty Brighter later Tito Rabat, the fastest man in Moto2. So far...

Comments

Duct Tape

A moot point I know, but does anyone know what logos the Marc VDS crew have covered with tape? Amazing pictures as always!

Total votes: 16

Arma Energy

Arma Energy

Total votes: 11

Yamaha more hindered than appears

Keep in mind the very atypical circumstance of thr P.I. track right now. It is making Yamaha look much stronger than they are. VERY abrasive track w fresh WSBK rubber all over it means that the Lorenzo is experiencing edge grip he won't have anywhere near that degree at any other track.
P.I. also doesn't favor the big horsepower bikes so much so Yamaha's power deficit is not being accurately depicted either.
That said, great to see this picture of Rossi changing his form a bit. Can't teach an old dog what now?
;)
It is 2pm there now and they look to be sticking w the Bstone program rather than throwing down a fast lap, and Crutchlow has found some SPEED (right there w an envigorated Rossi!)
Love this off season
(p.s. Lorenz's bodywork looks like a laughing rabbit. Fitting perhaps for just here I suppose)

Total votes: 14

Great shots!

The nose of Lorenzo's bike, the comparison of Rossi vs Lorenzo, and the priceless look of Davide Tardozzi. Excellent.

Total votes: 11

Exhaust

The Honda RCV exhaust is almost as beautiful as the the exhaust used on the NSR, YZR, (don't care if it is 250 or 500) still I prefer the NSR/YZR exhausts :-))

Total votes: 12

Brighter later

Was that a Nick Drake reference or merely a BBC weather allusion? 

Total votes: 6

Obscure cultural references

For sure.

Total votes: 5

so it just occured to me

Vale's helmet design is the same as last year only backwards! haha

Total votes: 7

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