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By motogp.com

Wet day of Moto3™ testing in Mugello

A number of riders and teams chose to remain in Mugello after the race for the first official in-season test of 2016.

Weather affects official Moto2™/Moto3™ test

Rain bookended the Italian GP weekend for the Moto3™ World Championship, slowing action on Friday and testing on Monday. The lightweight class had their first official in-season test but little action took place before midday.

Sky Racing Team VR46 were one of the few teams who looked set to go out regardless of the conditions. Nicolo Bulega ventured out on track before midday but suffered a crash. Both his teammates Romano Fenati and Andrea Migno also went out in the morning, gaining valuable data should a wet race occur.

The Drive M7 SIC Racing Team also took advantage of the wet track time with both Adam Norrodin and Jakub Kornfeil circulating the Mugello circuit. Like Bulega, Kornfeil suffered a fall. Neither of the two were injured in their respective crashes.

As the track began to dry, more rider hit the track and the Aspar Mahindra Team Moto3 squad took the chance to test a new gearbox.

Khairul Idham Pawi (Honda Team Asia) did not run in the test, still hurting from his crash during Sunday’s race.

High winds in the afternoon made for a short test, many riders such as Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) decided to not head out at all.

Round seven of the World Championship will take place in Barcelona at the Montmelo circuit, action beginning on the third of June.

Lightweight class talk Mugello test