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Good day for the Althea Racing team at Phillip Island


Today the 2013 World Superbike Championship started on the Philip Island track in Australia. A historic day for the Althea Racing team which deals with an Aprilia RSV4 for the first time. The first practice session was held on a dry track and a sunny skies. Davide Giugliano and his technicians have worked in occasion to Sunday’s races, with an emphasis on tire choice. At the end of the session, Giugliano occupied the tenth place with a time of 1'32 "315. In the afternoon session the wind and the heat factors made it more difficult for the technicians and Davide to work but they still managed to improve and achieve eighth place with a time of 1'31 "793. Beyond the ranking of the team Genesio Bevilacqua is satisfied with the work and is ready for tomorrow’s dispute of the second round of qualifying and the first Superpole of the season.

Genesio Bevilacqua : “It has been a good day. Davide and the team have worked hard, without looking for the lap time, but focusing on finding an arrangement that allows us to use the tires for many laps. In the afternoon, despite the conditions were more difficult, due to the heat and the wind, Giugliano has improved, although he was not able to do a faster lap that would allow him in a better ranking. Tomorrow we will continue in the same direction of today and we are confident we can do well.”

Davide Giugliano : “Overall I can say I am satisfied. The only conflicting note is the ranking position, which is certainly not what I wanted to achieve. I could not ride particularly fast, but it does not bother me because the important thing is to work on the race. We are looking for a faster rate and an arrangement that allows us to go strong for many laps. Forcing my pace today we found some small problems we did not know and which helped us to improve the bike. I am sure that tomorrow things will go better and I will improve even my ranking.”
Phillip Island – Free practice first session :
1) Fabrizio (Aprilia)
2) Haslam (Honda)
3) Camier (Suzuki)
4) Guintoli (Aprilia) 
5) Davies (BMW)
10) Giugliano (Aprilia)
Phillip Island – Qualifying first session :
1) Fabrizio (Aprilia)
2) Laverty (Aprilia)
3) Melandri (BMW)
4) Camier (Suzuki)
5) Davies (BMW)
8) Giugliano (Aprilia)

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