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Official Test for 125 teams concludes in Jerez downpour

Official Test for 125 teams concludes in Jerez downpour

Day two of the 125 action at the MotoGP Official Test in Jerez saw the final session brought to an early close

Day two of the 125 action at the MotoGP Official Test in Jerez saw the final session brought to an early close, with the lower cylinder category riders hindered by the same bad weather which affected their 250 counterparts in southern Spain earlier in the week.

Rain this morning meant that it was 10.40am local time before the first riders emerged from their pit garages, with Randy Krummenacher, Sandro Cortese and Tomoyoshi Koyama the opening trio on track.

Indeed, bouts of further wet weather meant that the track did not have the opportunity to completely dry out at any stage, and a large number of the more experienced riders elected against putting in laps today. A halt was called to the proceedings just after 4pm local time, after yet another downpour.

None of the top ten improved on their times from day one, and the timesheets remained largely unchanged, in the absence of yesterday's top four riders on track today. Mattia Pasini's 1'47.727 lap from Wednesday was untroubled, and those pushing him in the first session - Gabor Talamacsi, Lukas Pesek and Simone Corsi - elected not to risk injury in potentially hazardous conditions.

Sergio Gadea was today's fastest participant and the only rider to lap inside two minutes, but more than ten seconds slower his best time from day one. He was closely followed by 2006's ‘Rookie Of The Year', Englishman Bradley Smith, gaining valuable experience in the wet. His new team-mate, Esteve Rabat, suffered a crash towards the end of the day, as did Humangest Honda's Mike di Meglio, but both walked away unharmed.

The 125cc category will have their final chance to put their bikes through their paces next week in Qatar, at the final Official Test of the 2007 preseason alongside a selection of 250cc outfits.

MotoGP Official Test 125cc
Top Ten Day Two Official Times

1. Sergio Gadea - Bancaja Aspar 1'59.565
2. Bradley Smith - Repsol Honda 2'00.574
3. Mike di Meglio - Humangest Racing 2'00.862
4. Héctor Faubel - Bancaja Aspar 2'01.000
5. Sandro Cortese - Emmi Caffe Latte 2'01.100
6. Randy Krummenacher - Red Bull KTM 2'01.432
7. Lorenzo Zanetti - Team Sicilia 2'01.720
8. Tomoyoshi Koyama - Red Bull KTM 2'01.793
9. Joan Olivé - Polaris World 2'02.144
10. Joey Litjens - Arie Molenaar 2'02.153

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125cc, 2007

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