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Gibernau and Melandri explain wet test rejection

Gibernau and Melandri explain wet test rejection

Gibernau and Melandri explain wet test rejection

Team Telefonica Movistar Honda riders Sete Gibernau and Marco Melandri rejected the chance to gather some wet weather data for their Honda RC211V machines as heavy spells of rain interrupted the first day of HRC and Ducati tests at Valencia on Monday.

"Together with the team, we decided not to test today because in wet conditions I cannot evaluate the job I had to do, which is to look for the best package with what I have and to test some new parts," explained Gibernau.

"Hopefully, tomorrow it is not raining because we have a hard program of work to carry on and this is the last testing session of the year."

"It wasn't worth it to take a risk in such bad weather conditions," added Melandri. "After I made my debut on RC211V in Jerez I need to lap a lot in order to understand and to know the new bike. I didn't want to risk it in the wet. I'm sorry because today we had scheduled different set–up tests."

Luckily for both riders, the second day at Valencia has dawned with bright sunshine and mild temperatures and they have been joined on track by Alex Barros, who is making his return to the Camel Honda team run by Sito Pons.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2004, Marco Melandri

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