There may only have been four riders at the Phillip Island World Superbike test - Max Biaggi and Leon Camier of the Aprilia team, and Eugene Laverty and Marco Melandri of Yamaha - but that was reason enough for our good friend Andrew Gosling of TBG Sport to go shoot a few snaps. As always, it was well worth the effort. Enjoy!
It's summer in Australia. This is what summer looks like in Phillip Island
Max Biaggi will be running the #1 plate on the bike and #3 on his helmet. Hope he's not overly superstitious
Another MotoGP refugee. Marco Melandri will be hoping that his transition goes as well as Biaggi's
Yamaha's other refugee. Eugene Laverty is making the step up from World Supersport
World Superbikes will be like Formula One next year, with Biaggi wearing #1, and Leon Camier carrying #2
Ship-to-shore communications, WSBK-style
Who needs paint when carbon fiber looks this good?
I may be repeating myself here ...
If you're going to carry #1, might as well do it in style
Macio, at speed, at the Island
Sylvain Guintoli has already taken Eugene Laverty's favorite number (50), but that's something that a little creativity can fix
It's good to be the king
Five stars, one for each championship
One fast Irishman
Racers don't have to worry about forgetting their names. They have boards to remind them.
Oh, and a World Superbike circuit too