Felipe Massa admits that having his final race for Ferrari in his home country in Brazil will make for an emotional weekend.
Honda has fitted a carbon fiber protector for the rear wheel speed sensor and cable in the wake of last week’s dramatic collision between factory riders Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa.
The small protecter plate is designed to avoid the freak circumstances that triggered Pedrosa’s high-side crash at Aragon.
Ducati has moved to arrest the embarrassing decline with its MotoGP program by poaching acclaimed engineer Gigi Dall’Igna from Italian rival Aprilia.
The appointment of Dall’Igna has been rumored for some time and is clearly welcomed by incoming Ducati rider Cal Crutchlow who joins the team in 2014.