The Aruba.iy Racing Ducati WSBK has concluded its first test session of the 2015 season.
Riders Chaz Davies and Davide Giugliano took to the newly-configured Portimao track to give the new 2015 Panigale a shakedown but yesterday’s wet conditions meant the track was too wet.
The track conditions were similar again this morning, and as a result Davies and Giugliano were only really able to head out on track this afternoon. Over the two-day session, the Italian team worked on testing several electronic updates as well as the new 2015 suspension.
Davide Giugliano was upbeat, despite the wet. He said: “Unfortunately this two-day test was compromised by the poor weather. We only started to work in dry conditions in the early afternoon of today. It’s given us just a first taste of the newly-built 2015 bikes really. We’ve concentrated on identifying a base set-up for both the electronics and the suspension, with used tyres, without worrying too much about lap times. We have another two-day test at Jerez next week in which to continue preparations before leaving for Phillip Island. We hope for some good weather there so that we can work hard throughout the two days.”
Next week, the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Superbike Team will return to the track, in Jerez, Spain, for another two days of testing in preparation for next month’s opening races of the 2015 WSBK campaign, which take place at Phillip Island in Australia over the weekend of February 20-22.
On February 2, the official presentation of the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati WSBK squad will be broadcast in live streaming on http://www.arubaracing.it