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Cool Track. In More Ways Than One.
by dean adams
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

It's cool track conditions at COTA and riders like Yamaha's Rossi are dealing with it the best they can. The forecast calls for temps in the mid-70s today in Austin, about 10 degrees warmer than it is now.
image by dean f adams

Well, Valentino Rossi did acquire one thing from two seasons at Marlboro Ducati. Aside from buckets of cash and a serious case of self-doubt, Rossi, seemingly, also now has a hearing problem.

When he is talking to his Yamaha mechanics in the garage, one cannot help but overhear what the Italian is telling them because he now speaks so loudly.

Rossi, like many, is wary of the cold track and the left side of the front tire.

In a garage down from Yamaha, LCR Honda's Stefan Bradl is putting in a lot of laps. However, he too looks to be wary of the left side of the Bridgestone front in the current conditions. His Honda RC213 is doing some wonderfully spectacular fifth gear power-wheelies, though.

ENDS

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