Giugliano frustrated by continuing damp track conditions

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After a second day punctuated by frequent drops of drizzle the Portimao track was frustratingly damp for all-comers in the morning. For Davide Giugliano of the Aruba- Ducati World Superbike team it was frustrating to not be able to make best use of the available track time early on the second day.

“It is more like just riding rather than testing,” said Giugliano. “If we can get some real dry laps in I think we would work on more electronics. Anti-spin, anti-wheelie - small parts but really good to help the riding. The chassis is the same as last year, so far. But step-by-step the electronics get better and better.”

After Portimao Giugliano heads to Jerez for more tests, which may now be the most key ones before the season starts, particularly if the weather does not improve at Portimao this afternoon. “The last time we tested before Portimao was in Jerez. There are not so many changes but also there often the weather was sometimes not so good. So now I will look forward to my next test at Jerez.”

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Gordon Ritchie

By Gordon Ritchie