“Our test in Europe ended today,” Berger said. “Now we have two days of testing at Phillip Island, where we will use all we tried during the winter tests. Today I also made a first slip, which fortunately did not have any consequences for me or the bike. The track was cold and the tires were struggling due to the low temperature. However, we have tested many parts and at the end today we were concentrated on the brakes. Even today we have a lot of data that will be useful in the future. I cannot wait to leave for Australia.”
The World Superbike riders will have their final testing session at Phillip Island on February 21st and 22nd, before the season begins the following weekend.
“Today was very cold and we worked hard with the team,” said team manager Danilo Soncini. ”Maxime Berger was not able to push hard but we have done a good job. Overall, we are satisfied because we were able to test many new parts and Maxime rode a lot getting more confidence with our Ducati 1198. Now we’ll make the final checks and then we can prepare all to ship the bikes to Australia. In a few weeks the new season will start, it gets serious, we are ready.”
Courtesy of AllAboutBikes.com