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Jerez test hampered by poor weather

Jerez test hampered by poor weather

Jerez test hampered by poor weather

The official Aprilia riders gathered at the Jerez circuit faced tricky conditions on the second day of testing at the Spanish venue, as the bad weather limited their track time.

Fortuna Aprilia riders Jorge Lorenzo and Hector Barbera could enjoy this opportunity to understand the behaviour of the RSW on a wet track, while Alex de Angelis had to take a rain-check. As he's in charge of the development of Aprilia's 2006 contender, running in the wet would have had no interest for him.

"It's the second time we have to sit out testing, it's a shame because I'm supposed to work on the development of the bike," said de Angelis. "The new machine showed some encouraging signs, but if we face again this kind of conditions, it will hard to build up experience and get some mileage. I hope that the weather will be better and that we can resume the test without having problems."

Aprilia's fourth 250cc rider, Marco Simoncelli, only clocked five laps before returning to his garage for the rest of the day. The 125 riders present at Jerez were more active, with Lukas Pesek posting the fastest lap of the day ahead of Nico Terol, as both Derbi riders completed around twenty laps. Michele Pirro was unfazed by the weather and finished the day ahead of Raffaele de Rosa after completing 47 laps, while Pablo Nieto preferred to wait for improved conditions.

250cc, 2005

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