Miguel Oliveira and Brad Binder say they are happy with their first laps on the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 bikes, despite their three-day test being hampered by intermittent rain.

With 2014 Moto3 runner-up Jack Miller stepping up to MotoGP in 2015, Red Bull KTM Ajo expand to three bikes next year, with Karel Hanika staying no board to be joined by Oliveira and Binder, both of whom enjoyed podium-winning 2014 campaigns on Mahindra machinery.

Partaking in a three-day test in Jerez, poor weather would prevent the trio from setting any fast lap times, but the KTM newcomers were nonetheless pleased with the progress made.

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"These three days have gone very well," said Oliveira, who finished tenth overall in 2014. "We had hoped to get in more laps than we finally did, but the rain did not let us. Today we rode in the wet and I had a small crash at the end, but we were able to keep riding and finish the work scheduled. We go to Valencia with the intention of being able to do more laps than we have done here, and hope to ride with the new bike. We want to gradually improve the feeling with the KTM and with my new team. We have to get to know each other, because it will be important to start well next season."

"It was pretty fun," added South African Binder, who scored two podiums in 2014. "Basically, I met the team on Monday and I liked beginning to get to know everyone. Obviously I would have liked to have ridden more over these three days, but when I was able to ride a little in the dry on the first day I enjoyed myself. From the second stint onwards I started to feel very comfortable.

"I think I've adapted to the bike pretty quickly, but unfortunately on the second day we could not ride at all. Today it was not raining, but the track was completely flooded and we put in a few laps -albeit in some pretty tough conditions because it would not dry out. Although the conditions have not been ideal, I have enjoyed being able to ride a little more and cannot wait to get to Valencia."

Testing will continue in Valencia for another two days on Monday 17th September.