With Honda and Kawasaki having had its first World Superbike test of the year scuppered by poor weather, it was the turn of Ducati, Crescent Suzuki, MV Agusta and EBR to suffer the January blues as rain hampered progress in Portimao.

The first outing in 2015 for the newly rebranded Aruba.it Ducati SBK team, Chaz Davies and Davide Giugliano spent the two days working on electronic solutions when they could, but showers would keep mileage to a relative minimum.

Nonetheless, Welshman Davies was content with the progress made despite the set-backs posed by the inclement weather conditions.

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"It's been great to get back on the bike after the winter break. Unfortunately the weather limited our work somewhat and we were unable to fully evaluate certain new solutions as track conditions were never perfect. My general feeling with the bike is good however, and this is positive.

"At this point, I really hope we find good weather at the next tests in Jerez so that we can continue to work and also draw some comparisons with the other teams."

Ducati will head to Jerez for a final test prior to heading out to Phillip Island for the 2015 WSBK opener.


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Go Ducati! 2015 will be your year :D