RAIN STOPS PLAY AT BRNO TEST
Team San Carlo Honda Gresini riders Marco Melandri and Marco Simoncelli were back on track at Brno today for a test session that got underway in good conditions this morning but was interrupted by a torrential downpour at around 3pm local time.
Melandri was able to rack up a total of 42 laps with a best effort of 1'58"070, the Italian making a few small steps forward as he worked on general set-up and suspension, as well as gathering a lot of important data for future improvements to the bike's performance in corner entry. Melandri wasn't completely satisfied with the test but he is confident the team have now found the right way forward. Another crash for Simoncelli set his programme back as he also worked on different set-up solutions and weight distribution to try and find a better balance for the front end. The rookie gathered plenty of information over forty laps and is confident he can use this to further improve his feeling with the Honda RC212V in the future. The best lap from 'Super Sic' (1'58"091) came after lunch and shortly before the heavy rainfall, which cut short the test just as he had started to show signs of improvement. The hard work continues at Indianapolis in ten days' time.