The second official testing of the 2017 MotoGP season came to an end with the third day of activity at the Phillip Island circuit today. Danilo Petrucci and Scott Redding have concluded in thirteenth and twentieth position respectively, but the classification is not as important in the light of the great work done during the three days spent in Australia.
Petrux and his team brought forward the development – in terms of set-up configurations and experimentations – of the Ducati Desmosedici GP 2017, going back home with a significant amount of data as well as very interesting improvements on race pace.
Scott tried to improve the feeling with his Ducati Desmosedici GP 2016 but has not found the ideal conditions to make the most of the bike. After lapping well both in the first run of the morning and immediately after the lunch break, Redding failed to take that step forward that would help him to get closer to the Top 10.
13th – Danilo Petrucci – 1:29.615
“I go home with the certainty we have done a great job of development. We had some little issues that did not allow us to be effective on lap-time, but this is not so important right now. I’m happy with race pace. Of course we are not close to the top yet, but we are improving”.
20th – Scott Redding – 1:30.005
“In these three days of testing we made some improvements even if we didn’t manage to find consistency. We have to work still a lot on the set up to find the best feeling. The bike has a lot of room for improvement and I hope to explore it in Qatar, on a track more suited to the Ducati”.