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by Tom Walsh

The Ducati Corse MotoGP team had hoped to get plenty of testing in at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit in Spain this week, to make the most of the rule changes which have allowed them to have unlimited mid-season testing.

But in a statement released earlier today, the team announced that poor weather conditions on the Andalucian track have forced an early halt to proceedings after just two days.

Cal Crutchlow and Andrea Dovizioso spent the time working on electronics and shooting a team promotional video, and they also managed to post some "significant" lap times, according to the team.

But changeable weather after rain the previous day meant the track never totally dried out, meaning the team has not had as much time as it had hoped to prepare for the MotoGP race in Jerez in early May.

Instead, the team has packed up and headed straight out to the US, where they can begin preparing for the Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin, which takes place next week (11-13 April).

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