WorldSBK 2017 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team completes successful test with Giugliano and Magnoni

The Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team has completed a two-day private test at the Lausitzring racetrack in Germany, the same venue hosting the ninth round of the 2017 Superbike World Championship in three weekend’s time. Joining the Netherlands-based squad this time out were Michele Magnoni and one-off test rider Davide Giugliano.

With weather conditions more favourable than initially expected, the two riders could complete a hundred laps in dry conditions over the course of the two days. As the rain made its appearance this afternoon, the team continued its on-track work by trying different set-up options for these type of conditions. Giugliano and Magnoni successfully tested new fairings and different electronic strategies, which have led to some improvements for the overall package.

The team will now return to its Dutch headquarters to analyse the data gathered at this test in order to be ready for the German WorldSBK round.

Marco Chini

Marco Chini

Honda’s WorldSBK Operations Manager

First of all, I would like to thank Michele Magnoni and Davide Giugliano for their professionalism and their availability to help us with the development work. The team continues to develop the bike one small step at a time. We can verify that Davide Giugliano is back on good form and his vast experience with production-based motorcycles was really useful to get a better understanding of the current level of the team’s Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2. Davide surely deserves to be considered among the number of riders who could race alongside Stefan Bradl in the remaining rounds of the season.

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