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The Tech3 Racing Team completed the final pre season outing with determined performances on the final day of the Jerez test.
Nevertheless, Marcel Schrotter put on a strong display to complete 96 laps around the Jerez circuit as he used the wet track to find a good feeling for a possible damp race this year. The young German's efforts saw him finish the last day in first position as he posted a top time of 1'55.243 which was the fastest lap in the wet by any Moto2 rider at the test.
Meanwhile, Ricky Cardus made the most of the damp weather conditions which affected the Moto2 test in Southern Spain to show his speed in the wet, similarly to his teammate. The Spanish rider completed 67 laps across the three days with a highlight of finishing 2nd in the sixth session with a lap time of 1'55.721. On the last day, the rain continued to fall but the Spaniard powered onwards to produce a lap of 1'56.893 and finish in fourth place on the day.
Marcel Schrotter : 1st (Day 3) : 1'55.243 : 30 laps
"Even though this test was wet, I was able to build up a good amount of confidence from the first turn of the wheel on the opening day. I felt very comfortable on the Mistral with every run I did, so I am convinced that we improved significantly from this point of view. Furthermore, we confirmed our potential in wet conditions as we set the fastest time today. It's a pity that we were not able to get some dry track time under our belts as we still have plenty of things to try, which means that we will have a busy schedule as soon as we arrive in Qatar. We weren't able to run one dry lap during these three days and yesterday when the conditions were at their best, we decided that it would have been quite risky to go out, so we opted to stay in the box. Now, I just have to carry the positive feeling from here to Qatar, where I will give it my all to begin the season positively and hopefully there wont be any inconveniences."
Ricky Cardus : 4th (Day 3) : 1'56.893 : 16 laps
"It was another three difficult days because the rain really didn't help us and we couldn't make the most of the testing time due to this. For all three of the winter tests the weather wasn't great, but despite that, I was always in the top five in wet conditions. We switched back to the suspension configurations which we used from last year and during the last test, where the conditions were a bit drier, as well as here in the wet, I felt much more confident on the bike. Now I am already looking forward to Qatar where we will aim to utilise the practice sessions in order to get the best possible setup for our 2015 bike for the first race, as I want to finish with a top fifteen placing to kick off the season on a high."
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