Josh Brookes will stick with a restructured Bertocchi team, the Aussie bound to appreciate a switch from this season's Kawasakis to more familiar Honda machinery. In testing on the ex-Alex Barros Klaffi Honda CBR 1000RR at Magny Cours, Brookes set significantly faster lap times than he had on the team's previous ZX-10R machines.
Brookes will be joined by Karl Muggeridge, making the Alto Evolution Bertocchi team an all-Aussie affair. Muggeridge's spot in the Ten Kate team was taken by journeyman Superbike and Supersport rider Roberto Rolfo, after the Australian was only offered a Supersport ride with Ten Kate following a disappointing 2006 season in Superbike. Muggeridge's move sees both Kenan Sofuoglu and 2006 champion, Sebastien Charpentier retain their seats in Ten Kate's Supersport squad.