BAYLISS AND FABRIZIO (DUCATI XEROX) CONCLUDE THREE SUCCESSFUL DAYS OF TESTING AT MUGELLO Troy Bayliss and Michel Fabrizio (Ducati Xerox) have this evening completed three days of testing at the Mugello circuit, on board both the Ducati 1098 F08...
BAYLISS AND FABRIZIO (DUCATI XEROX) CONCLUDE THREE SUCCESSFUL DAYS OF TESTING AT MUGELLO
Troy Bayliss and Michel Fabrizio (Ducati Xerox) have this evening completed three days of testing at the Mugello circuit, on board both the Ducati 1098 F08 and the new F09 development bike.
Throughout Wednesday and Thursday Bayliss clocked up 640 kilometres, completing 124 laps, on his F08 machine, with the team testing different settings and identifying two new set-ups that will be tried at the next World Superbike round in Misano next week. Fabrizio meanwhile rode the F09 development bike, gaining familiarity with the new components and testing new things ahead of the coming season. The team also worked to find various set-up solutions and test suspension settings of the new machine.
Troy Bayliss 1m52.8s (Ducati 1098 F08 - race tyre)
"It's been very useful testing here this week, ahead of the Misano race. We've worked on the settings of the bike to overcome the problems I felt I was having at Nuerburgring. The high track temperatures meant we weren't so fast but I completed a lot of laps, around 450 yesterday and nearly 200 this morning so, even though I'm tired, it's been worthwhile coming here. The sessions have given us some important data and so I hope the work we've done here comes to fruition next week in Misano."
Michel Fabrizio 1m52.1s (1098 F09 - qualifying tyre)
"The testing here has gone well . I've been riding the F09 and have really done some laps, 1154 kilometres, that's 220 laps over three days! We've been working hard and so I'd say we've learned a lot about how to continue with the development of this new bike. We've definitely had a productive few days, also in terms of my own professional growth as it's been great having the opportunity to work so closely with the development team."