THE FIRST REAL TEST; JEREZ STARTS THE DANCES WITH ALL THE RIDERS ON TRACK!
More than two months after the first laps on the Ducati Panigale V4-R, Andrea Iannone and the Go Eleven Team meet in Jerez de la Frontera to start the 2024 season. Two days of testing with all the WorldSBK protagonists on the track, optimal conditions and almost perfect temperatures. As underlined by rider number 29: “this is the first real test”; last October the damp asphalt and the emotion of getting back on the bike had slightly influenced the work on the track, focused mainly on finding balance and harmony.
The goal of day one is to remove the rust, regain the feeling on the bike. Andrea immediately found himself at ease, settling on the low 40s in the first few outings, then improving his references towards the middle of the day. In the afternoon the activity focuses more on the set-up, carrying out some tests on both the front and rear. Useful work to understand the various reactions of the V4-R in different suspension configurations. Difficult to improve the references towards the end of the day, probably due to a slightly slower asphalt. Team Go Eleven opted not to use qualifying tyres, moving the time attack to tomorrow. 1.39.684 the best lap of the day, which is worth the seventh place.
P 1 N. Bulega 1.38.292
P 2 A. Lowes + 1.182
P 3 T. Razgatlioglu + 1.229
P 7 A. Iannone + 1.392
Andrea Iannone (Rider):
Denis Sacchetti (Team Manager):
DAY 1 PICTURES: CLICK HERE