MotoGP - Rain Halts Ducati's Second Day of Testing - February 1st 2006
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The Ducati Marlboro Team riders spent most of the day in the pit garage
due to heavy rain at the Australian circuit. Final day of testing
Phillip Island (Australia), Wednesday 1 February 2006 - Heavy rain fell
on the second day of testing at the Phillip Island circuit today,
seriously hampering track activities for the MotoGP riders.
Loris Capirossi only completed ten laps of the island circuit, taking
advantage of a gap between the rain showers to make a couple of runs,
one with standard tyres and the other with a new type of tyre brought by
Bridgestone. He was still lapping out on a drying track when a further
downpour forced him back into the garage.
Sete Gibernau, on the other hand, preferred not to take any risks on the
wet track and remained in his pit garage all day.
The weather forecast for the final day of testing tomorrow does not look
particularly promising, but the Ducati Marlboro Team riders and
engineers are hoping that they will be able to get some dry track time
to continue development work on the Desmosedici GP6.