Fortuna Yamaha Team leave Jerez disappointed with Spanish weather.
The heavy downpours that have plagued the Fortuna Yamaha Team throughout their first test of 2003 continued today. The track in Jerez, Spain was so rain-soaked that there was no opportunity for riders Carlos Checa and Marco Melandri to venture out on their YZR-M1s.
"We have essentially wasted two testing days but now we will have a chance to go to Valencia", said Team Director Davide Brivio. "At least we will return to Jerez for the IRTA test in February. I think we will have a chance to do some work then. Early feedback is important in winter but there is nothing we can do. Now we will evaluate whether we are able to slightly modify our testing plans before the first GP."
The Fortuna Yamaha Team will test in Valencia, Spain on 25, 26 and 27 January.