Poor weather affects Ducati test at Jerez
22 January 2013 – Ducati's three-day development test at Jerez, which concluded on Monday, was severely affected by adverse weather conditions, with rainfall preventing the Italian squad from completing its programme. Test riders Michele Pirro and Franco Battaini were in action on the new GP13 machine, revealed at Wrooom 2013 last week.
"Anyway, some interesting and positive results emerged, in terms of both the chassis and electronic strategies that we tried. If nothing else, we established a clear line to follow in our next test at Jerez."
Nicky Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso will start the team's preparations for the new season at the first Sepang test in a fortnight's time, taking place from 5-7 February.