I may have mentioned in the past that Dani Pedrosa managed to injure himself during a test session in Qatar in early March, and his presence at the first GP of the season was questionable. Well, it's still questionable: Repsol Honda is saying that it'll all depend on how his healing progresses, and they probably won't know until next week. Honda hasn't been doing all that well this season (Dovizioso was the top Honda rider during Jerez testing in 7th place), and this probably won't help their case if Pedrosa is unable to start at Qatar.
In other MotoGP news, Gibernau's shoulder is healing up, and he should be in fine shape for the start of the season. You may recall that he aggravated his shoulder and missed the night-time testing session in Doha.
The 2009 season gets underway in 5 days (April 10-12).