Checa and Laverty are raring to go
With the New Year beginning the Honda LCR Team riders Carlos Checa and Eugene Laverty are ready to be back on track for a series of tests sessions till the end of February.
In detail, the MotoGP class Spanish rider Carlos Checa
together with the technical staff managed by Ramon Forcada, will ride the new Honda RC212V at Sepang track (Malaysia) on the 22, 23 and 24 of January. Then he will move to Australia at Phillip Island track for a three-days test session (30 and 31 January – 1 February).
In the same time the 250cc class Irish rookie Eugene Laverty will leave Belfast to get into his Honda RS250 for the first time at Jerez de la Frontera (Spain) on the 22, 23 and 24 of January.
Meanwhile Carlos will fly to Qatar for a three-days test session on the 13, 14 and 15 of February; then Eugene will test the Comunitat Valenciana circuit on the 12 and 13 of the same month and will be back at Jerez for the Official Pre Season Tests on the 21 and 22. Carlos will take part to those tests as well on the 23, 24 and 25 of February together with all the protagonists of the MotoGP class.
In the end Eugene will move to Qatar at Losail ciruit for the last pre season tests on the 28 of February and 1 of March. The Losail circuit will also host the first GP of the 2007 season on the 10 of March.
Carlos: “I spent my Christmas time at home with my family and my friends but now it's time to work! I am not idle and like all the sport disciplines so I spent a few days skiing and climbing some peaks. The extreme sports are very exciting but in the same time they help me to find the right concentration which is fundamental for my job on track”.
Eugene: “I am looking forward to getting into my new bike together with my new Team. I do not know the circuits and I come from a different racing experience but I want to learn as much as possible. Probably Carlos could give me some useful suggestions as he is already an experienced rider”.