Toprak Razgatlioglu leaves the two days of testing Sherry of sbk with the best time and with Jonathan Rea and Ávaro Bautista glued to his wheel. 1:38.269 for the Turk, signed on Thursday afternoon which leaves him very close to the absolute track record (1:38.247). Second was the six-time world champion, focused on the speed of the Kawasaki on the first day and third, Avaro Bautistacurrent world champion in the category, 0.180 behind Yamaha and who went on a binge of laps in which he worked with two versions of the Panigale, the 2022 champion and the one recently presented for 2023 in Madonna of Campiglio. In short, the three tenors, in less than two tenths. Everything remains the same for the derivatives of the series.
Fourth in the table was rinaldi, partner of the Talaverano in Ducati at 0.377 and with the others already exceeding the second difference. And there were two rookies in the category with a MotoGP past as Petrucci Y gardner. The Italian based part of his work on joining the Ducati of the barny, “very similar to the one I had in the US but with different tires”. “We have spent the day working on the setup to find a good base. I am satisfied. The lap time wasn’t bad, but at the end I was a bit tired and I didn’t have many opportunities to put on a new tire to look for a better time”, he explained to the Petrux championship website.
Gardner, meanwhile, made a dry debut with the yamaha R1, since in December it rolled on wet asphalt. “I have a lot of bad habits from last year that I’m trying to break. The bike works very well, but it’s something I have to get used to; I have to change my style a bit and also the tires are a completely different story. I just try to control the situation with the tires and learn to go fast with this bike.”