Davide Giugliano showed he could be a contender in this year’s MCE British Superbike Championship at Cartagena this week, telling MCN he was already more comfortable on the S1000RR than his Ducati WSB machine.
Many had wondered whether the Italian, who has a reputation for crashing, would suit racing in BSB with no electronic rider aids, but after three days on the BMW the former WSB star ranked sixth quickest and didn’t crash once.
“It’s been fun,” he said after the test. “The feeling with the bike is very good, I’m comfortable when I’m riding and it’s possible to push hard. I think I could have pushed more for a lap time, I think we could have done a 1’32, but 1’33.2 is good for me!
“The BMW is very different to the Ducati from WSB, but I like the BMW more! With no electronics, I can ride the bike whereas with all the WSB electronics it’s more like the bike is riding me. I think my style on this bike I like more than riding in WSB. No electronics suits my style so much, it is possible for me to ride comfortably and be fast, but on the Ducati while I could be fast it wasn’t it necessarily comfortable.”
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