The miserable weather which prevented the World Superbike and Moto2 teams from getting much track time at Valencia yesterday continued on Wednesday. All of the teams spent most of the day in the garage, only venturing outside on occasion to test the conditions and conclude that they were still no good.
The weather has left a number of teams facing a dilemma. The weather forecast for tomorrow is sunny and dry, with temperatures warm enough to make testing valuable. But the Aprilia factory team for one has already packed up and is heading back to their base in Noale in Northern Italy, a fact that discombobulated the Italian veteran Max Biaggi. "This could be a problem because we didn't get the confirmation we were looking for," Biaggi said, according to the official World Superbike website. "In addition our rivals will also be testing tomorrow, when it's expected to be sunny."
The Moto2 teams were in a similar quandary. The Tech 3 squad are considering returning to the South of France, having already lost two days of testing. Meanwhile the Pons Kalex team are waiting to see what Thursday brings before making a decision. The choices they face are made a little easier by the fact that the team is based in Spain, and has less far to go.
Pons Kalex are due to be joined on Thursday by the BMW and Ducati World Superbike teams, along with Althea Ducati. Weather at Valencia permitting, of course.