Davide Giugliano is hoping better conditions will favour his Aruba.it Ducati team when pre-season testing continues in Jerez after poor conditions hampered progress in Portimao.

Cold and damp weather has proven an issue for teams conducting pre-season testing in southern Europe so far, with Kawasaki and Honda's efforts at Aragon hampered by almost freezing temperatures, before rain made its presence felt in Portugal too.

Though Ducati wasn't alone in suffering - with Aprilia, EBR, MV Agusta and Suzuki also unable to work on their bikes -, Giugliano was particularly frustrated at being unable to focus on anything more than electronics and suspension.

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"Unfortunately this two day test was compromised by the poor weather. We only started to work in dry conditions in the early afternoon of the second day. It's given us just a first taste of the newly-built 2015 bikes really.

"We've concentrated on identifying a base set-up for both the electronics and the suspension, with used tyres, without worrying too much about lap times.

"We have another two-day test at Jerez next week in which to continue preparations before leaving for Phillip Island. We hope for some good weather there so that we can work hard throughout the two days."