Kawasaki Puccetti Racing has completed a two-day test at the Misano World Circuit with rider Lucas Mahias. Though rain was less of a problem yesterday, it did condition today’s track sessions, but despite this the French rider and Manuel Puccetti’s team completed a great deal of work, testing many solutions relating to both the setting and electronics.
On day one, Lucas made 53 laps of the track, the quickest of which in 1’35”426, while today, with rain having somewhat hindered progress, the Frenchman was only able to complete 27 laps, setting a best time of 1’36”000.
On the plus side, the ZX-10RR seems reliable once more, with the team also testing some new components. Thanks to Mahias’ work, the technical staff was also able to collect a great deal of data that will be useful for the next WorldSBK round, set to take place at the same Misano World Circuit in early June.
“I’m satisfied with how these tests at Misano have gone. Two important days during which we’ve been able to test many components and work on the electronics too, finding that reliability we were looking for. Despite less than ideal weather, the team and Lucas have worked very well together, and I want to thank Mahias for his efforts. During the week, we’ll announce the name of our WorldSBK rider.”
“Two very intense days. Yesterday I immediately found good feeling with the bike and was pleased with both my pace and lap time. Today it was all more difficult due to this morning’s rain. We lost a lot of time, and I couldn’t improve on my best time of yesterday. But overall the tests have been positive and we were able to test almost everything that we wanted to.”