POSITIVE TESTING SESSION FOR THE DUCATI MARLBORO TEAM The day after the fantastic victory of Casey Stoner in the Czech Republic GP, the Ducati Marlboro Team were out on the track again for a supplementary two-days testing session at the Brno ...
POSITIVE TESTING SESSION FOR THE DUCATI MARLBORO TEAM
The day after the fantastic victory of Casey Stoner in the Czech Republic GP, the Ducati Marlboro Team were out on the track again for a supplementary two-days testing session at the Brno Circuit. Stoner and Capirossi were able to make the best use of the time available before the rain put an early end to the test at 4:00 p.m.
Casey Stoner, 50 laps - best lap with race tyre 1'58.254 - best lap with qualifying tyre 1'56.901
Today was reasonably busy - we didn't do a lot of laps but we did some very good and very important test with some new equipment. We had a new fairing which went very well. We had good results with and this is a positive thing for the rest of the season. We had also a lot of tyres to test and there were a couple of rears we were very happy with. We tested the new fairing in the afternoon and we didn't have new tyres so we use an old ones: we were do consistently 1'58.7, 1'58.9 already with seventeenth laps on the tyres so it was working quite well: we were happy with it and with everything we tested today. We are not sure exactly when we will use the new fairing in race because I think we have to find a little bit more information with it but this is the right direction. I did 1'56.901 with a qualifying tyre, which is not so bad, so I'm pretty happy with the job I'm doing with my team.
Loris Capirossi, 50 laps - best lap with race tyre 1'58.767
Today with a lot of time available we could work a lot on the set up and we could try many things. For sure I made a mistake when I chose my tyre allocation on Thursday because today I tested the front tyre I hadn't available and I lapped a lot faster than in the yesterday's race. We bettered also the bike's set up and the new fairing seems promising and can be interesting for the next races. We tested also a couple of new tyres which I like, but we have to work a bit more on them".