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Rain in Spain hits Official Test again

Rain in Spain hits Official Test again

The 125cc category continued their Official Test visit to Jerez today, but day two has thus far been another victim of the fickle Spanish weather. Early rain meant that it was only at 10.40am local time that the first riders emerged from their pit garages, with Randy Krummenacher, Sandro Cortese and Tomoyoshi Koyama the opening trio on track.

The 125cc category continued their Official Test visit to Jerez today, but day two has thus far been another victim of the current, fickle Spanish weather. Early rain meant that it was only at 10.40am local time that the first riders emerged from their pit garages, with Randy Krummenacher, Sandro Cortese and Tomoyoshi Koyama the opening trio on track.

With few of the championship favourites having put in laps this morning, some of the less favoured members of the 125cc grid headed the timesheets at midday. Indeed, 2006 ‘Rookie Of The Year' Bradley Smith led the way before lunch, clocking a 2'00.574 lap as the track got a little drier and the times picked up. Most of the leading pack have been going round in times close to the 2'00 mark thus far.

Smith heads Humangest Honda rider Mike di Meglio, Polaris World's Joan Olive and Multimedia Racing's Raffaele de Rosa on the timesheets. Koyama and Sergio Gadea complete the top six.

The riders appear to be approaching the early session with caution due to the wet track, understandable with the first race of the season rapidly approaching. As such, there were fortunately no crashes for the lower cylinder class competitors in Jerez this morning.

Full report to follow at end of afternoon session. To keep up with all the times as they happen live timing can be followed from the motogp.com homepage.

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125cc, 2007

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