MotoGP 2009: Season preview

MotoGP 2009: Season preview

As Valentino Rossi and Casey Stoner go head-to-head for the 2009 MotoGP crown, Matt Beer reviews the season ahead of motorcycle racing's premier category

In a year when so many racing series are being turned inside out by new rules or mass pull-outs, MotoGP 2009 will look reassuringly familiar to all who enjoyed the past two seasons.

There have been rules tweaks and a few departures and arrivals in the entry, but the season will still be another thrillingly intense Valentino Rossi versus Casey Stoner contest, with all the positions behind the dominant pair wide open.

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