The 31st of October 2013, brand new start for Ducati in World SBK.
Both riders are new - Davide Giugliano and Chaz Davies and the championship partner changed also, after Alstare got out of the mix because of the most disastrous season ever in WSBK for Ducati, Feel Racing will be the new ally in 2014.
Xavi Fores anaged the best lap time with Panigale on Jerez in Race 1 - 1'43.436 and it seems that both Caz and Davide managed to get under this lap time with relative ease - the rumors are that Giugliano managed a 1'42 flat and Davies somewhere close to it with only few tenths.
These were two positive days, I found a good feeling even though I still have much to learn about this bike. I rode this bike one year and a half ago and now is very different and this is a positive thing.
The most important thing is that with the race tyres i managed to maintain the same lap times with both used and fresh tyres.
Here we made a fine tuning of the new electronics which uses the same ECU as Desmosedici in Moto GP. We also try to find a base setting for Davide and Chaz, both riders lapping interesting times.
On 14th and 15th November at Aragon we'll bring some evolutions to the engine regarding the fueling and power delivery.