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Althea completes the tests at Phillip Island


Second and last day of tests for Althea Racing Team on Philip Island track. The poor weather conditions, cloudy skies and sporadic rain, have conditioned the morning session and not all the riders tested on track. Davide Giugliano rode only eight laps and reached the best time with 1’35’’144. Ninth place for him in the standing. Before the second session began, Davide’s physical conditions deteriorated due to a virus that has caused intestinal problems and high fever. The Althea rider was immediately taken care of by the Clinica Mobile and his conditions have improved to the point to allow him not only to participate in the entire practice session, but also to mark the seventh fastest time (1'31 "640). Now the Althea team has two days off before facing the first round of the World Superbike 2013.

Genesio Bevilacqua: “Considering Davide’s poor physical condition, weakened by fever, we can only be satisfied with how our tests went. Our goal was to understand the tires reacted and it was not easy due to the difference in temperature between yesterday and today. In these two days we have noticed that the gap between the riders of the first positions is very minimal, but we are very satisfied with our results. We have collected all the information that will allow us to start at the best the next weekend of races. We are ready and confident."

Davide Giugliano: “ Just one hour before the beginning of the last session, I was running a fever of almost 38 ° so I'm glad I participated to the tests and had reached a good time. We worked hard and well, and I think I'm ready for the first round of the World Superbike Championship. However, the uncertainty remains of the tires that we can use during the weekend as we do not know which temperature there will be. Regarding the bike, I am satisfied with the level reached even if we still have some things we can improve. I'm not happy with my seventh place today because it is not a position suited to the value of our team, but we were oriented to work more on the bike than seeking the lap time.”


Today’s results:
1) Checa (ducati)
2) Melandri (BMW)
3) Sykes (Kawasaki)
4) Fabrizio (Aprilia)
5) Rea (Honda) 
6) Haslam (Honda)
7) Giugliano (Aprilia)
8) Guintoli (Aprilia)
9) Laverty (Aprilia)


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