Pirro closes 8° in the first test with Ducati

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VALENCIA-the MotoGP riders of Yamaha, Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi, moved with the team to Aragon hoping not to find the rain. Rain has not fallen in Valencia throughout the day, but the little draining asphalt at the Ricardo Tormo, has dried only after 3 pm, animating the pit lane. The first signs of improvement of the track were given by Michele Pirro who braved the wet track with slick tires, putting his name at the top of the list. Soon after it was Pedrosa to take the path of the track signing the best time that has continued to improve up to 1.32.322. The long-awaited debut of Marquez, fresh Moto2 World Champion has come only in the last hour, marking the 7th time at 1 second from the top. Just behind the spanish, Michele Pirro 8 ° on the Ducati of the Pramac team as a replacement for the injured Ben Spies, who preceded Andrea Iannone of 2 tenth.

Michele Pirro: “As first test on the Ducati and together with the other MotoGP riders I am satisfied. Weather conditions have certainly not helped and we could exploit only the last hour on nearly optimal track conditions. This test, for me, is the beginning of a long work with Ducati started in the best way. I have a good feeling with the team and all the guys of the test team. I’m satisfied even for the absolute chronometric performance that we need as a parameter to continue to improve. I will also be at Jerez test at the end of the month, with the hope that the weather will be better.”

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