WSBK

Recovering rider from San Marino gets first real test before Phillip Island

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Alex De Angelis was able to get back on track for the first time yesterday at MotorLand, testing aboard his new Aprilia RSV4 RF in the afternoon.

The ex-MotoGP rider, who suffered a terrible crash during the Motegi weekend of the 2015 MotoGP campaign, was able to try out the new WorldSBK bike and test himself and his physical condition.

Weather conditions at the Spanish circuit were difficult in the morning as moisture hindered progress, before the rain cleared for the afternoon and De Angelis took advantage of the drying track to try out the Pirelli wet tyres, never having ridden on them before and happy with the feeling on the Aprilia.

As the track got drier, the Grand Prix winner managed another 10 laps on slicks and registered his best lap of the session on his last. Given the weather conditions, the IodaRacing rider left the test satisfied and eager to push himself further when WorldSBK begins in Phillip Island.

‰ÛÏAprilia gave me a chance to test here and I said yes straightaway,‰Û

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