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A very positive test for the Althea Racing team at Imola

2013
Jul
03
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The Althea Racing team remained at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola on Monday for the official Dorna tests, which were attended by all the riders of the World Superbike Championship with the exception of the Kawasaki and Grillini team. It 'was a good opportunity for Davide Giugliano and his team to continue working on their Aprilia RSV4 and to test some new tires made available by Pirelli. The outcome of these tests has been very positive. In the two sessions David completed a total of 48 laps, constantly turning on the pace of 1'46”9 – 1’47”0. A confirmation of the competitiveness of the RSV4 reached by the Althea Racing team, but also of the consistency of performance of Giugliano, that in Sunday’s races was the only one able to counter the championship leader, Britain's Tom Sykes. The technical staff of Genesio Bevilacqua team has worked a lot on the bike of David also in consideration of the next few races, and even though the temperatures were very high, the young Italian scored the second fastest lap of the day : 1'46 "098 . The next round of the World Superbike Championship is now set for the weekend of 19,20 and 21 July in Moscow, for the eighth round of the championship.

Davide Giugliano: "A really positive test. We worked on different set-up that allowed me to constantly ride with a pace of 1'46 "9 and that there may be useful as early as the next races in Moscow, that’s a technical circuit like Imola. We also tried the new Pirelli tires with good results. We leave from Imola with a lot of optimism and fully confident regarding our capabilities and competitiveness."

Test lap time :
1) Rea (Honda)
2) Giugliano (Aprilia)
3) Guintoli (Aprilia)
4) Laverty (Aprilia)
5) Fabrizio (Aprilia)
6) Melandri (BMW)
7) Camier (Suzuki)
8) Badovini (Ducati)


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