Poor weather at Jerez saw reigning Moto2 champion Johann Zarco and the Ajo Motorsport team reduce a planned two-day test to just a single afternoon on track.

Like most of their rivals, Zarco and Ajo scrapped the Sunday running due to heavy rain and strong winds.

Condition improved on Monday, but a cold and slippery surface kept Zarco in the garage until midday. The Frenchman then fell on his fourth lap of the Spanish Grand Prix circuit, prompting a return to the pits until 3pm, after which he rode for 53 laps.

"In the end we only had one day of testing here at Jerez, due to the rain. Today the conditions were not very good and I crashed on my first run. I needed to find new references, but it was difficult to ride so slowly - and when you want to go too fast you have the risk of a crash," Zarco said.

"Luckily the bike was not too damaged and the team did a good job repairing it. In the afternoon I was able to do some laps but it was hard to feel good, because the wind was very strong and the references for the track were quite different to normal.

"It is better that we have this now, because it means we are more prepared for the Spanish Grand Prix and the somewhat special conditions here. We'll be back here again in a few weeks to continue working at the Official test."

The first official Moto2 test of the season takes place from March 2-4.



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