Pramac Racing: Wet start for the first day of Jerez test session

Pramac Racing Team: Final official 2013 pre-season test held in Jerez de la Frontera marked by bad weather.

Heavy rain ruins the first part of the day, a brief weather improvement in the early afternoon allows Andrea Iannone to complete 27 laps with a best time of 1:48.948 and 18 laps for Ben Spies recording his fastest on lap 18th.

Ben Spies, Pramac Racing Team
Ben Spies, Pramac Racing Team

Photo by: Hazrin Yeob Men Shah

Positive first of three-day for Andrea (Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Team) with his 4th place in the rank, and also for Ben Spies (Ignite Pramac Racing Team) who is getting acquainted with the bike after last year crash in Sepang.

Andrea Iannone – Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Team
"I think we did a good job today, I have been able to try a little things to understand the electronics with these weather conditions, and also the differences between MotoGP and my old category. The bike and the tires have a lot of grip that I did not expect. I have a great feeling with the team and I am very happy. Today is just the first of three days and we hope in a dry track tomorrow in order to try more stuff on it."

Ben Spies – Ignite Pramac Racing Team
“First time for me on the bike in the rain and first time in the rain since I crashed but I just want to get back into it. Today was the first of three days and we didn’t want to do anything too crazy, tomorrow more or less we will have rain again so I will have more time with these weather conditions and we do need it to get used to the bike. I stopped a little early also because the track was starting to dry and it was kind of in between rain and dry. I think we did a good job today and we will see what the weather does tomorrow.

Pramac Racing Team

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Ben Spies , Andrea Iannone
Teams Pramac Racing
Article type Testing report
Tags iannone, jerez, motogp, pramac racing team, spies