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SBK, Ducati ballasts Pirro's Panigale V4 to help Bautista in Barcelona

Alvaro has an extra ally at Montmeló: the Apulian test driver is lapping with the exact same configuration as the Spaniard in terms of weight finishing Thursday two tenths of a second behind Iannone

SBK: Ducati ballasts Pirro's Panigale V4 to help Bautista in Barcelona

Also at the Barcelona tests was Michele Pirro. Three years after the last time, the Apulian test rider is back riding a World Superbike, finishing Thursday two-tenths behind Andrea Iannone.

Pirro's task in this test is certainly not to go in search of the dry lap time, but to help Alvaro Bautista in getting more and more familiar with the bike and look for that confidence that has been lacking. Precisely for this reason, on yesterday's day his Panigale V4 was ballasted exactly like that of the reigning world champion, with the intention of getting more feedback regarding the weight discourse decided because of the new regulations.

In addition to this aspect, Pirro is then working on the delivery and character of the engine, as from this stagionel the tank capacity has been reduced to 21 liters. In addition, 40 percent of the fuel used must come from non-fossil origin in order to increase sustainability within the paddock.

Meanwhile today it's back to the track again for the final day of testing, kicking off at 10 a.m.

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