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WORLD SUPERBIKE DEVELOPMENT TEAMS WRAP UP TWO-DAY TEST SESSION AT BRNO Brno (Czech Republic): The top five World Superbike development teams, one from each manufacturer, have concluded a two-day official Pirelli test session at the Brno circuit,...

WORLD SUPERBIKE DEVELOPMENT TEAMS WRAP UP TWO-DAY TEST SESSION AT BRNO

Brno (Czech Republic): The top five World Superbike development teams, one from each manufacturer, have concluded a two-day official Pirelli test session at the Brno circuit, home to next month's Czech round of the championship.

The quickest time over the two days in relatively cool conditions (track 19C / air 29C) was set by Ducati Xerox Team riders Bayliss and Lanzi on qualifying tyres, but in race trim they were both further down the order.

"Today I did 90 laps and I'm pretty exhausted" declared Troy. "Everything went OK, we came here hoping to do a simulation for the race but the conditions were not that good, the cool temperatures and a bit of wind made it not ideal. It will surely be much hotter when we come here in a month. I did two race simulations and things went pretty well, but we didn't really get what we wanted by coming here. Now I can't wait to get down to Misano for the World Ducati Week and see all the Ducatis and ducatisti".

"Today went a bit better than yesterday when the track was dirty and it rained a bit" commented Lorenzo. "I did about 70 laps today and we found some good solutions for the race. On qualifying tyres I went quicker than last year and also with race tyres I went quite well, the problem is that the others all went better. We knew that this track would create problems for us, conditions were not ideal, let's hope things will be different when we come here for the race in July".

Both Ducati Xerox Team riders will now be heading directly to the Misano World Circuit in Italy to attend WDW2007 which is being held from Thursday 28 June to Sunday 1 July.

<pre> BEST TIMES (provided by Pirelli):

Driver Team Race Trim Qualifying Trim 1. Kagayama Suzuki 2m00.4s 2m00.4s 2. Corser Yamaha 2m00.4s 3. Haga Yamaha 2m00.8s 4. Toseland 2m00.9s 2m00.3s 5. Lanzi Ducati Xerox 2m01.0s 2m00.2s 6. Bayliss 2m01.1s 2m00.2s 7. Biaggi Suzuki 2m01.2s 8. Nieto Kawasaki 2m01.6s 2m00.8s 9. Rolfo Honda 2m01.7s 2m01.4s 10. Laconi Kawasaki 2m01.8s </pre> -credit: ducati

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