Ducati Monza test summary

DUCATI XEROX TEAM COMPLETE TESTING SESSION AT MONZA Monza (Italy), Friday 11th April: the Ducati Xerox Team spent yesterday and this morning on track at Monza with official factory riders Troy Bayliss and Michel Fabrizio continuing to test the...

DUCATI XEROX TEAM COMPLETE TESTING SESSION AT MONZA

Monza (Italy), Friday 11th April: the Ducati Xerox Team spent yesterday and this morning on track at Monza with official factory riders Troy Bayliss and Michel Fabrizio continuing to test the performance of the Ducati 1098 F08. Despite heavy rainfall on both days the two riders managed to complete a decent number of laps yesterday while only Fabrizio went out this morning.

The test session proved extremely useful for the Ducati Xerox Team, as this was the first real chance that the riders have had to test the F08 in such conditions. The team were able to collate important data regarding the capabilities of the new machine at this track, in preparation for Round 5 of the World Superbike championship which will be held here at Monza next month.

Davide Tardozzi, Team Manager:
"Even though it has rained pretty much non-stop since we got here, it's been a useful lesson for the team and riders as until now we hadn't had the chance to see how the F08 performs on track in the wet. So, seeing at is likely that it will rain during the next round in Assen, this has not been a wasted two days but rather a useful training exercise."

TIMES: Bayliss (Ducati Xerox) 2m04.8s; Fabrizio (Ducati Xerox) 2m05.6s

-credit: www.ducati.com/racing

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Series World Superbike
Drivers Troy Bayliss , Michel Fabrizio , Davide Tardozzi