Rain returned to hinder the progress of the Moto2 and Moto3 teams testing at Jerez today, with many riders opting to stay in their garages rather than take unnecessary risks. Only yesterday's brief respite in the adverse conditions allowed Niccolò Antonelli the opportunity to test his form and fitness, when he showed that he has the potential to be a serious contender this season. Lorenzo Baldassarri completed just a handful of laps today after already demonstrating excellent pace in the wet on Tuesday. The Team Go&FUN Gresini Moto3 pair are now looking forward to their next preseason session, planned for the 18th-21st March back at Jerez.

Niccolò Antonelli  “Like the first day it was better for me to watch from the sidelines today because it wasn't worth taking any risks. It's a shame but between now and the next test in March we have time to recover fitness and build on the work we managed to get done yesterday when I was only 50% fit.”

Lorenzo Baldassarri  “There's not much to say after the amount of laps we completed today but we were happy enough with our performance in the wet on the opening day. It is a shame that the weather has been like this today but we'll be back on track in mid-March and I can't wait.”

Publicado el: : feb 20 2013