Petrucci "satisfied" with Mugello test "improvements", new swingarm and setup options help

Thursday, 25 May 2023 10:56 GMT

The WorldSBK rookie in 2023 enjoyed track time at the Tuscan venue, having missed the Misano Supported Test earlier in the month

The 2023 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship will soon be back underway for round five at the Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli”, but prior to the Pirelli Emilia-Romagna Round kicking off, one home-hero has been on testing duty. Danilo Petrucci (Barni Spark Racing Team) took part in a two-day test as he and the Barni Spark Ducati outfit were in track action at Mugello, after missing the Misano Supported Test. Petrucci and the team were scheduled to take part in Misano testing action but the Italian was called up to the factory Ducati MotoGP™ team to replace the still-injured Enea Bastianini for the French Grand Prix at Le Mans, thus clashing with the test.

After two days of track action, of which the first afternoon was rained off, Petrucci completed 108 laps (48 on day one and 60 on day two) and reviewed the test via an Instagram post: “We tried some new components on the bike. A new swingarm and many setup options brought me improvements in term of feelings and thanks to these kilometres, I’m getting even more familiar with tyres. We are satisfied and ready for Misano.”

Photo credit: Alex Farinelli


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