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MotoGP, Record Ducati at the Aragon test

Lorenzo and Dovizioso fast in Spain. A crash for Davies who was training at Motorland with a supermotard: he's under observation

MotoGP: Record Ducati at the Aragon test

After Yamaha and team Ducati Pramac, today was the turn of Lorenzo and Dovizioso, along with test rider Pirro, the trio taking to the Aragon track for a day of testing. The factory riders enjoyed a track that was in much better condition than yesterday, when the asphalt was very dirty due to lack of use.

Jorge and Andrea were thus able to make the most of their day, focusing particularly on refining the setting of their Desmosedicis ahead of September's race. Judging by the (unofficial) times, sensations were more than satisfactory.

Jorge Lorenzo is accredited with a 1’47”6 as a best time, team-mate Andrea Dovizioso just a fraction behind, with a 1’48”0. As a reference, the track record is 1’48”120 (set by Lorenzo in 2015) while Vinales started last year's race in pole position with a time of 1’47”635.

It wasn't all smooth sailing for Ducati at Aragon though, as Chaz Davies suffered an accident while training with a supermotard bike on the internal Motorland track. The SBK Aruba rider crashed and hit both his head and collarbone, which he had already injured while mountain biking in the days prior to WDW.

Davies has been taken to hospital and remains under observation, but it looks as if he has not sustained any serious injuries.

Updates to follow as soon as we have them.

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Translated by Heather Watson

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