Ducati concludes three-day test

Superbike team winds up Jerez outing.

The Ducati Superbike Team has concluded a three-day test session at the Jerez circuit in Spain, consolidating the positive results already seen during last week’s tests at Aragon. 

The Ducati Superbike Team and riders Chaz Davies and Davide Giugliano made the most of day one (Wednesday), the only totally dry day, continuing from where they had left off at Aragon with the work on the new bikes. This week was spent concentrating on the set-up of the new Panigale bikes in their 2015 configuration, working with the new engine and electronics and testing various new components. Lap times have been positive and are in line with expectations at this point of the winter season. 

On Thursday and Friday, weather conditions were adverse with several heavy rain showers during the sessions. On a constantly wet track, the team focused inevitably on rain settings and on the testing of different electronics settings. Although work was disrupted by rain throughout days two and three, the Ducati Superbike Team is nevertheless satisfied with what it has achieved in Jerez. 

On the final two days, Luca Scassa was also present at the track. He was able to complete some laps on board the 1199 Panigale in its 2014 Superbike version. The test was organised in order to evaluate a possible collaboration with the Italian in terms of test riding next season. 

The Team will now take a break, with the winter testing programme set to resume on 21-22 January 2015 at Portimao in Portugal.



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Series World Superbike
Drivers Chaz Davies , Luca Scassa , Davide Giugliano
Article type Testing report
Tags ducati superbike, jerez