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The first day of testing at Phillip Island



The Althea Racing team is continuing its progress in the first round of the World Superbike Championship, to be held at Phillip Island in Australia, the track where today Davide Giugliano finished the first of two days of testing where all the riders of the 2013 World Superbike were on track. A sunny day and high temperatures have characterized this first day. In the morning Davide Giugliano covered 26 laps and got the third fastest time in 1'31 "924. A great performance made even more important by the fact that Davide has recorded his best time with worn tires. In the afternoon, the outside temperature further increased, making the task difficult both for technicians and the Althea Team rider. At the end of the second session Giugliano got the seventh place overall with a time of 1'31 "701, improving by two tenths his preceding time. Tomorrow the Althea Racing team will continue working on the set-up of Giugliano’s Aprilia RSV4 with the intention of improving the lap time, but especially to prepare the bike for the races of Sunday.

Davide Giugliano : “If we stop and think that this is just one of the first tests we have done with the RSV4, the result can only be positive, because we are only a few tenths of a second from an official Aprilia rider who uses this bike for quite some time. But I know my potential, that of my team and that of my bike so I am not fully satisfied with what we did today as we could have done better. Initially, I found it hard to adapt with these tires, but then my team prepared at best my Aprilia and I got my best time; both this morning and afternoon with worn tires. We must continue on this route and continue to work to the best of our abilities because there are still many days to the race nd I am sure we can improve.”


The results of the first day of practice :
1) Camier (Suzuki)
2) Haslam (Honda)
3) Fabrizio (Aprilia)
4) Laverty (Aprilia)
5) Melandri (BMW)
6) Checa (Ducati)
7) Giugliano (Aprilia)
8) Guintoli (Aprilia)
9) Rea (Honda)



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