2007 Jerez MotoGP Race Report - The Measure Of The Man

On any given race weekend, riders line up to be measured. They pit themselves and their machines against all comers, borne by an unwavering belief in their own ability to overcome their adversaries and the limitations of the equipment they have been given. They stand to be measured every time they line up. Sometimes, though, the measurement goes deeper. For there are some days when a racer has to step up and go beyond himself, beyond the limitations of his body and his machine, and reach a higher plane.

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2007 Jerez MotoGP Qualifying Practice Report

After the enigmatic shifts up and down the timesheets between morning and afternoon sessions, this afternoon's qualifying practice session would at least enforce some semblance of order among the riders. And though Dani Pedrosa rode a great lap to take pole position, the semblance of order created was a very fragile thing indeed, with grid positions being won and lost by hundredths, and in a couple of cases, just thousandths of a second.

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2007 Jerez MotoGP Qualifying Practice Report

After the enigmatic shifts up and down the timesheets between morning and afternoon sessions, this afternoon's qualifying practice session would at least enforce some semblance of order among the riders. And though Dani Pedrosa rode a great lap to take pole position, the semblance of order created was a very fragile thing indeed, with grid positions being won and lost by hundredths, and in a couple of cases, just thousandths of a second.

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2007 Jerez FP 3 Times

The day started cold again at Jerez, and the weather difference between the morning and afternoon sessions is starting to play havoc with the new tire regulations, limiting the number of tires riders can use. In an instant, it became clear who had selected cold weather tires, and who hadn't, and who was suffering from the cold and who wasn't.

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2007 Jerez FP 1 Times

Hostilities opened at Jerez this morning under very cool conditions. Both ambient and track temperatures were in the mid-50s fahrenheit, hardly the ideal conditions for pushing racing motorcycles to the limit. The conditions also showed in the results, with none of the names being tipped for the win prior to the race anywhere near the top of the timesheets.

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2007 Qatar MotoGP Race Report - Meet The New Boss

The Truth Is Out There

There is a purity and a simplicity to motorcycle racing. Once the lights go out, and the bikes roar off the line, there's nowhere left for the truth to hide. No more sandbagging, no more hiding behind excuses about testing new parts or trying out different tires. It becomes a straight, honest fight to the finish, and once the checkered flag is waved, the matter is settled, and the truth is out.

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2007 Qatar MotoGP Race Report - Meet The New Boss

The Truth Is Out There

There is a purity and a simplicity to motorcycle racing. Once the lights go out, and the bikes roar off the line, there's nowhere left for the truth to hide. No more sandbagging, no more hiding behind excuses about testing new parts or trying out different tires. It becomes a straight, honest fight to the finish, and once the checkered flag is waved, the matter is settled, and the truth is out.

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2007 Qatar MotoGP Race Report - Meet The New Boss

The Truth Is Out There

There is a purity and a simplicity to motorcycle racing. Once the lights go out, and the bikes roar off the line, there's nowhere left for the truth to hide. No more sandbagging, no more hiding behind excuses about testing new parts or trying out different tires. It becomes a straight, honest fight to the finish, and once the checkered flag is waved, the matter is settled, and the truth is out.

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