The Prosecco DOC Czech Round, sixth event of the 2022 WorldSBK season, begins with positive indications for the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Team.
In both FP1 and FP2 Alvaro Bautista lapped incisively, closing Friday’s free practice in fourth position.
The rider worked hard on both setup and tire solutions ahead of Race-1 and Race-2 for which the SCX rubber will not be available.
After gaining confidence in the morning with the Most track, on which he had never lapped with the Ducati Panigale V4R, in FP2 the lowered his time by almost seven-tenths (1’31.871) closing 51 thousandths of a second from his teammate and 3 tenths of a second from the best time set by Razgatlioglu (Yamaha).
“We took advantage of FP1 mainly to get familiar with this track on which I have never ridden the Ducati Panigale V4R. We worked a lot to try to figure out what the best tire solution might be for the two long races but we still don’t have a definite answer. It was a very different Friday from the others but in the end, I think the base we can continue to work on is pretty good.”