Testing concludes at Jerez for the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team with Chaz Davies 5th
After a positive start yesterday, the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team successfully concluded the winter tests at Jerez de la Frontera (Spain), the last ones before the break. In ideal weather conditions, Chaz Davies clocked 62 laps, posting the 5th best time in the combined rankings.
Chaz, who finished only 7 thousandths of a second behind his teammate, ran several comparisons with a focus on electronics to post a 1:39.852, four tenths faster than his best time on Monday.
Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati #7)
“It was a positive test. We learned quite a lot about the bike, and we have a better understanding of what we need to focus on during the winter break to improve the package. We took several sets of tires to race distance and also tried a new swingarm with positive feedback, but in general the main thing at this stage is to avoid confusion, and I think we have pretty clear idea of the direction we need to go in. We have a lot of information to process, now we just need to put it together. I will undergo surgery next week on my injured shoulder, and then I’ll resume training to make sure to be 100 percent fit come next test.”