A very good test. Danilo quickly adapted to the new track and his Ducati Desmosedici GP 2018 didn’t need an intense set up compared to Sepang. We started very fast right away, keeping a good pace and improving lap-times and feeling over three days. The tyres we have tried will not be the ones we will use for the GP in October but I must point out that Petrux found himself well with both types of tyres that were available.
Pre Season…. so far
We didn’t shine in Valencia and after improving in private tests in Jerez, in Malaysia and Thailand we were able to make a big step forward. This gives us hope for the season. Both Danilo’s physical preparation and the bike’s behaviour gave positive indications on a demanding track like Sepang and on the new Buriram circuit.
I found a much more concrete rider. This is the most important aspect: an important step forward that Danilo has shown he can make.
Danilo made great sacrifices to lose weight and this probably took away some energy from him. He must now work in this direction.