Engine updates for Davies’ Ducati

Published: 30 October 2015

Chaz Davies has spent two days at Motorland Aragon working on engine updates for his Ducati Panigale R, as the Welshman gets preparations underway for the 2016 World Superbike season.

Completing a hundred laps and focusing on engine development and electronics, he was able to walk away from the test positive about the direction the Bologna manufacturer is going in.

“The test was very busy but positive. We worked a lot with the new electronics and particularly with the engine brake that is very important to me. The updates introduced for 2016 are positive and in the end the bike seems to be very stable and consistent, especially at the front.

“We also made an interesting comparison between the racing setting used here in April, that from the end of the season and, lastly, the 2016 version. The positive trend has been confirmed, both in terms of feeling with the bike and lap times, an important aspect that confirms we’re moving in the right direction and that gives us confidence for the new season.”

Davies will return to track at Aragon later next month, alongside Ten Kate Honda and Crescent Yamaha, before moving to Jerez for another three days of track time.