Pradita Preparation Hindered By Spanish Rain

by Louis Suddaby

Doni Tata Pradita endured a week of intense frustration at Jerez as regular rain showers kept dry track time to a minimum. The Indonesian rookie was 30th of the 31 riders in the only dry sessions but with two days effectively lost, Pradita doesn’t feel the week has made him any more prepared for his Moto2 debut in Qatar.

“The weather here has prevented me from continuing with my adaptation to Moto2. I need to get kilometres under my belt in order to get up to speed but doing laps in the wet is nowhere near as productive as in the dry. Hopefully we get better weather here at the next test in March so that I can improve my feeling with the bike before the season starts.”

Gresini teammate Ratthapark Wilairot was nineteenth overall but also felt disappointed with the week’s running with so much work planned for the three days.

“It has been a real shame that the test has been such a washout here this week. We had a lot of work planned but were able to complete hardly any of it on the wet track. I am happy with the few laps we did and hopeful of better weather at the next test in March.”

The final pre-season Moto2 test will run over four days at Jerez, getting underway on March 18th.

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