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Pirelli riders top the time sheets at ASBK test Phillip Island

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In warm and varied conditions, Pirelli supported riders have achieved the fastest times on both days of testing leading up to round 1 of the Australian Superbike Championship at Phillip Island February 26-28.

Pirelli supported riders Jamie Stauffer (Crankt Protein Honda Racing) and Mike Jones (Desmo Sport Ducati) were fastest respectively on Monday and Tuesdays test days, with track temperatures reaching 52 degrees a real test of tyres, bikes and riders.

For Stauffer day 1 of the test saw him top the time sheets with a best lap time of 1.33.546 as the team worked through their testing program. Jones‰Ûªs fastest time was set on Tuesday after he stopped the clock with a 1.33.233 aboard the 1299 Panigale on his twentieth lap out of a total of fifty-four.

DesmoSport Ducati Team Manager Ben Henry ‰ÛÏFrom a team perspective, we are happy to be fastest but for sure we have a lot of work to do in the electronics with the power delivery. The fly by wire is a huge learning curve for the team and as we get on top of it we are looking forward to creating something pretty special in the Australian championship‰Û

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