Ducati sporting director Paolo Ciabatti has stated that Michele Pirro lapped Motorland Aragon faster on the new Panigale V4 than on Chaz Davies’ existing V-twin.
The test rider did back-to-back evaluations on both bikes during a private test and was able to outstrip the existing pace of the Panigale on the relatively new Superbike.
“The test was very positive. There are still a few details to fix but they are minor things we need to work on,” said Ciabatti, speaking at the Misano MotoGP round.
“The bike was definitely faster than the V-twin. We had a current bike from Chaz Davies there, Michele did a back-to-back test and the V4 was already faster, which is very good and I think we reached a very satisfactory level.”