Alex De Angelis will ride the Ignite Pramac Racing Ducati at Laguna Seca in place of Ducati factory test rider Michele Pirro. The team and Spies hope the American return at Indianapolis in mid-August.
Ignite Pramac Racing Team again will have the Ducati test rider Pirro as the sub for Spies. They will also field a "lab" Ducati for Iannone in the German Grand Prix.
Andrea Dovizioso was tenth-best in the first session, and although he improved his time by .060 seconds in the afternoon, it was only good enough for twelfth overall.
Tomorrow first 2014 tests for Crutchlow and Dovizioso, headed by Luigi Dall’Igna, new Ducati Corse General Manager.
Rain in the morning made it impossible to follow the regular testing program, but fortunately the conditions were back to normal for the afternoon.
The Spanish Grand Prix proved challenging for Ducati Team riders Nicky Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso.
Thanks to Ducati, Michele Pirro is the sub rider for the injured Ben Spies at the French Grand Prix in Le Mans.
Extreme weather at the Sepang circuit did not make for a pleasant day for the Ducati team in Malaysia.
Weather affects opening day of IRTA test at Jerez
Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden completed the first two free-practice sessions for the GP de la Comunitat Valenciana.
Ducati Test Team rider Michele Pirro had a strong showing aboard his Desmosedici GP13 laboratory bike.
Andrea Iannone rewarded at Brno by consistency, perseverance.
Thanks to Ducati, the Pramac will be able to contest the race on the Le Mans Bugatti Circuit.
Andrea Iannone and Michele Pirro used the first day of free practice for “reconnaissance” of the track.
The Ignite Pramac Racing Team earned a tenth-place finish in the 4.226 km (2.626 mi) circuit.
The first day of free practice concluded today with Michele Pirro occupying thirteenth place.
Pirro, who also serves as the Ducati Test Team rider, will remain at the Circuit de Catalunya tomorrow for an IRTA test.