Mugello test hit by heavy rain

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A test for the Moto2 and Moto3 classes on Monday at Mugello, following on from Sunday’s race at the Italian circuit, ended up a washed out affair, after heavy rain saw many of the field pack up rather than risk a slippery track.

Brit Sam Lowes fresh form a private test at Misano just prior to Mugello, was one of those who decided against taking to track, instead heading for an early flight home.

However, some of the field did make the most of the conditions to test out Dunlop’s new harder rain tyre, as well as a new option slick when the track did dry out briefly in the afternoon.

Some teams were also able to make planned progress with new parts, though, with Dynavolt Intact and Speed Up both running new swinging arms, while Forward Racing had new suspension components and the Leopard Racing duo returned to triple clamps first tested during the pre-season.

However, the Team Sky VR46 trio of Romano Fenati, Niccolo Bulega and Andrea Migno were perhaps the most prolific users of the test, spending much of the day lapping to gather data, despite a small crash in the morning for Bulega.

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Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer