Originally Posted by WoodButcher
Factory Honda and Yamaha were here a couple of weeks ago. Oh and Stefan Bradl too. So some of them manage to start the process of learning the track and setting up the bike. But yes, no race distance knowledge of the track for anybody. Even the tire manufacturer is only going from what the recent test showed. Should make it a bit more interesting.
launched their 1199 Panigale at COTA a few weeks back, with Nicky Hayden and Ben Spies in attendance, coincidentally
They just happened to run GPS to map the track while they were there, too, coincidentally