Second winter test session of WorldSBK ended at the Angel Nieto Circuit in Jerez, Southern Spain. The team led by Marco Barnabò took to the track with Michele Pirro, Ducati MotoGP test rider and Barni Racing Team rider in the italian Championship. Pirro replaced the injured Leon Camier. The Brit, injured on his left shoulder and wrist during the Aragon test, has been still resting as a precaution, but he will be regularly on the saddle of his Ducati Panigale V4 R during the the upcoming tests in January.
Thanks to favorable weather conditions in both days Pirro toke the 2020 pre-season testing programme another step further on the Ducati Panigale V4 R working mainly on the setup at the front of the bike and on electronics.
The rider from San Giovanni Rotondo concluded the first day with 41 laps and the 11th time overall (1'40.995).
On the second day Pirro stopped the activity around 15.30, putting together 38 laps and having improved by more than half a second his previous fastest lap. The time of 1'40.427 placed him on 12th position overall.
Marco Barnabò - Team Principal
«First of all I have to thank Michele, who has been made available in a such a short time. He worked professionally as he has always done. We would have been to be on track with Camier, but we preferred not to take risks letting him to recover at 100% for the next test here in January. In any case, these two days were very positive trying new setup solutions at the front and working on the electronics in view of 2020».
Michele Pirro #51
«We worked a lot with new components on the suspensions, I have to say that I found a better feeling comparing the WorldSBK weekend in Misano. Showa is doing a great job, but the whole bike is growing. I think that with the team we had a good job even though we in the second day we rode only half a day».