Unpredictable weather gave the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team the chance to carry out one day of work at the Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli” in completely dry conditions.
On Day-2, however, rain alternated with sunshine, allowing the riders to ride consistently on both slick and rain tires.
On Day-1 Alvaro Bautista completed 87 laps on his Ducati Panigale V4R, working on the set-up ahead of the Pirelli Emilia Romagna Round (scheduled for 2 to 4 June) and then tested – in agreement with Pirelli – the SCQ tire, with which he set the new circuit record with the time of 1’33’035.
On Day-2 Alvaro worked to find the feeling and get data with the rain tires before finishing the day regularly on the dry track.
“‘On the first day, we did a really good job. Fortunately, the weather allowed us to ride in dry conditions. We worked on the setup without introducing any new solutions and I immediately found a good feeling. The fastest lap? Pirelli asked us to try the SCQ, which we don’t usually try often in testing. I was surprised by the durability of the tire as I managed to set the time on lap four. Today we also took advantage of the rain to collect data in the wet. We are ready for Misano, whatever the conditions“.