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Motorsport | MotoGP

Franco Battaini © Gallo Images

Rain curtails Ducati plans



Ducati's hopes of covering plenty of miles during their three-days test at Jerez ended in a damp squib on Monday.

The Bologna-based manufacturer were in the south of Spain from Saturday until Monday, but heavy rain meant test riders Michele Pirro and Franco Battaini didn't get to do much work out on the track.

General manager Bernhard Gobmeier, who replaced Filippo Preziosi at the start of the year, says despite the frustration the team managed to get plenty done.

"Unfortunately we had some bad luck with the weather, and for two days we were able to do almost nothing. It rained almost the whole time," he said.

"Today we squeezed three days of work into about five hours, which obviously required skipping some of the steps we had planned. Anyway, some interesting and positive results emerged, in terms of both the chassis and electronic strategies that we tried."

He added: "I was very pleased to see how concentrated the guys on the test team worked. Everybody was very motivated."

The first MotoGP pre-season test starts on February 5 at Sepang.

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