Knowing that only a handful of teams would be testing, I arrived at Daytona International Speedway in early December with mixed emotions. Due to a multitude of reasons, all not explained, the Suzuki and Kawasaki factory teams did not attend. Yamaha was there along with Honda, as was Buell. For the first time, the test was run by AMA Pro Racing, not Dunlop. As a result, a formal schedule of events was put in place, along with a pit-lane speed limit.