Following his dramatic crash during free practice at Kyalami in 2009, the Frenchman has now returned for an exploratory test to see his current state of form. Laconi has continued training on his bicycle all this time to remain fit, and after more than 70 laps with a best time of 1'37''800, he proved that his talent is still intact. But any thoughts of returning to racing for the moment are premature and totally groundless. The friendship that ties Regis to team manager Daniele Carli enabled the test to take place, for the joy of the thousands of WDW fans.
Lorenzo Lanzi was back on his regular 1098 mount for the first time since Monza and was immediately back on the pace. After 45 laps the Italian had recorded a best time of 1'36''600, also setting a good race pace over the distance. Lanzi will be back on track on Sunday evening and then on Monday on a day reserved for the Ducati teams taking part in this year's championship.