Rain doesn’t deter Dutch squad in Germany
Following the absence of Stefan Bradl, the Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team drafted in test rider Michele Magnoni and Davide Giugliano for the two day Lausitzring test, in order to help with their continued effort at developing the new Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2.
Putting in a strong effort over the two days, the Italian riders were able to record over 100 laps between them in both dry and wet conditions. The destination of the ninth round of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Superbike Championship, securing a solid pace around the German circuit is important for the teams, and the Red Bull squad were happy with the development on their bike, testing new fairings and electronic strategies.
Marco Chini, Honda's WorldSBK Operations Manager, explained his thoughts following the test as well as looking ahead to the second half of the season: “First of all, I would like to thank Michele Magnoni and Davide Giugliano for their professionalism and their availability to help us with the development work. The team continues to develop the bike one small step at a time. We can verify that Davide Giugliano is back on good form and his vast experience with production-based motorcycles was really useful to get a better understanding of the current level of the team’s Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2. Davide surely deserves to be considered among the number of riders who could race alongside Stefan Bradl in the remaining rounds of the season.”
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