DAY 2; ANDREA IMPROVES THE RACE PACE IN PORTIMAO!
Second day of testing from Portimao, where Team Go Eleven had the goal of improving the feeling and reaction of the bike in Andrea’s hands. The start immediately felt good, the rider from Vasto immediately replicated the best reference set yesterday. Lots of laps on used tyres today too, despite number twenty-nine still having several problems in terms of electronics and set-up during the morning.
The afternoon begins with a big change to the geometries of the Panigale V4-R by Go Eleven, which seems to immediately give better feedback to the rider. With the 800, the tyre solution halfway between hard and soft, he manages to complete a series of laps in sequence, where the best comes out at the end. Moving on to the softer tyres, however, the time attack is lacking. The main area to work on is to fully exploit the potential of the SCX and SCQ, the tyres used in qualifying during the season. Speaking instead of pace, even at the end of these two days, we can say that the consistency has remained and indeed, the more the bike loses grip, the more Andrea feels at ease.
P 1 T. Razgatlioglu 1.39.189
P 2 N. Bulega + 0.086
P 3 A. Lowes + 0.332
P 17 A. Iannone + 1.465
Now it’s time to fly to Australia, the first race of the season; between Jerez and Portimao there were two interesting and intense tests, where Iannone began to understand the tyres and the bike’s reaction to the changes; a first path has been traced, now all that remains is to understand by direct comparison on the track what the level will be. Despite some difficulties along the way, number twenty-nine is excited and motivated and can’t wait to get on track with the Ducati at Phillip Island!
Andrea Iannone (Rider):
Denis Sacchetti (Team Manager):
DAY 2 PICTURES: CLICK HERE