BSB: Giugliano: 'Riding without electronics is fun!'

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Tyco BMW new boy Davide Giugliano has said he’s enjoying his first experience of a bike without electronics in almost a decade as he makes his debut with the Northern Irish team in Cartagena.

The former WSB star joins the Tyco-backed TAS outfit in the MCE British Superbike Championship for the season ahead and is getting his first taste of the S1000RR he’ll ride at this week’s Spanish test.

Heading out on track within the first hour, Giugliano completed a short session before returning to the pits for foot peg adjustments. He’s since been out for a number of longer sessions as he continues to familiarise himself with the inline four Superbike after years racing Ducati and Aprilia machinery.

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“It is very early to say, but I am enjoying the new bike,” he told MCN at the track. “For me everything is new and I have only ridden here once back in 2004 with a 600! I have to get used to riding without electronics, for me it is the first time in long time but it is good. I think having no electronics is good, good for the championship, good for the racing and good for the rider as it means what you do is more important. 

“We are not looking at lap time yet as I have to get used to the bike, this is my first time. I rode the HP4 Race a few weeks ago but that was very different to my race bike.” 

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Oli Rushby

By Oli Rushby

Former sports reporter covering British Superbikes, World Superbikes and road racing