Unproductive day for Bautista as torrential downpours take center stage at Jerez

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mgp_2013_03_23_Jerez_AlvaroBautista_1548The final test session of the 2013 preseason got underway at the Jerez circuit in southern Spain today, where heavy rain showers restricted the work of Team GO&FUN Honda Gresini riders Alvaro Bautista and Bryan Staring.

The Spaniard and the Australian were limited to just a few laps as they established a feeling for their bikes in the wet conditions, with their main testing programme postponed until tomorrow.

Alvaro Bautista (1’51.277 – 31 laps) “Today has been a very strange day and we have hardly been able to get any work done. The rain was heavy at times and at other times not so much and it didn’t help, because the track conditions were not consistent. We tried something with the aim of improving our feeling in the wet, but it wasn’t easy and the tyre performance dropped off quite quickly. We just have to wait now and hope that the conditions are better tomorrow, so that we can complete the programme we have for this test.”

Fausto Gresini “It has been an unusual day and difficult for us to make the most of. We just did a few laps to check things over without testing anything. The tyre performance dropped off quite alarmingly, which didn’t help, so we just have to hope we get better conditions tomorrow, so that we can test all the things we have planned.”

Source: Gresini Racing Press Release
Photo: Honda Pro Images

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