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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-15-2006, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
 
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A day in the life of a MotoGP rider - A weekend with Pedrosa

A weekend with Pedrosa.

Ever wondered exactly how a MotoGP rider spends a race weekend? Here is a detailed account of a typical grand prix weekend for race winning Repsol Honda rookie Dani Pedrosa...


Friday and Saturday
07.30h. Wake-up call.
08.00h. Breakfast.
08.15h. Departure from the hotel to the circuit.
08.45h. Arrival at the circuit.
09.30h. Puts on race kit for first free practice.
09.55h. Enters the garage to start practice.
10.00h. First free practice.
11.00h. End of the free practice.
11.05h. Meeting with the team in the pit garage to discuss the practice.
12.30h. Lunch time at the Repsol Honda Team Hospitality.
13.30h. Puts on race kit for second practice session.
13.55h. Enters the garage to start practice.
14.00h. Free or qualifying practice (Friday or Saturday).
15.00h. End of the practice.
15.05h. Meeting with the team in the garage.
15.20h. Takes off racing suit to put on the team clothing.
16.30h. Meets the media at the Hospitality of the Repsol Honda Team.
17.00h. Continues the meeting with the team in the garage.
19.00h. Departure from the circuit to the hotel.
20.30h. Dinner.
22.00h. Retires to his room to get some sleep.

Sunday
07.15h. Wake-up call.
07.45h. Breakfast.
08.00h. Departure from the hotel to the circuit.
08.30h. Arrival at the circuit.
09.15h. Puts on race kit for the warm-up.
09.40h. Enters the garage for the warm-up.
09.45h. Warm up.
10.10h. Meeting with the team.
11.15h. Watches the 125cc race on TV.
12.00h. Lunch time.
12.30h. Watches the 250cc race on TV.
13.15h. Gets dressed for the race.
13.35h. Enters the garage.
14.00h. MotoGP race.
15.00h. Official press conference (if he finishes on the podium).
15.45h. Meets the media at the Repsol Honda Team Hospitality (if he hasn't finished on the podium).
16.15h. Meeting with the team.
18.00h. Departure from the circuit.

Dani travels back home on Sunday evening or Monday morning

The Catalan Grand Prix, Pedrosa's home race, takes place this weekend.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-15-2006, 11:29 AM
 
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I would never dare call this the easy life I'm sure these guys work their asses off but man that would be a sweet job.
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15 minutes for breakfast???? That would be crazy.


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