Bologna (Italy), Wednesday 14th June: Troy Bayliss once again dominated proceedings on the final day of Brno testing to wind up quickest overall in the three days for the Ducati Xerox Team.

The Australian, currently leading the 2006 World Superbike Championship by a healthy margin after five rounds, concluded the Pirelli tyre development tests with a quickest time of 2m00.0s on qualifying tyres and 2m00.8s on race rubber, both well under all existing Brno Superbike best lap times.

The Ducati Xerox Team completed its work schedule in the morning of the final day and did not test in the afternoon.

“It’s been a good three days”, declared Troy. “I did some good times this morning both on qualifying and race tyres and my long-run was 39 seconds quicker than last year’s time so I’m feeling pretty good about things. I’m in good spirit and looking forward to racing at Misano next week.”

Lorenzo Lanzi finished sixth overall in the three days of tests after making considerable improvement on day

“Yesterday I went well, today maybe a little less because when I put on a qualifying tyres I found there was a lot of traffic on the track so I was unable to make the most of it,” declared Lorenzo. “However with the race tyre I have a good pace so I’m confident. I can’t wait for Misano, I like that circuit and there’ll be a lot of fans there to support me so it’s going to be a scorching hot weekend!”

TIMES: 1. Bayliss (Ducati Xerox) 2m00.0s; 2. Walker (Kawasaki) 2m01.0s; 3. Muggeridge (Honda) & Pitt (Yamaha) 2m01.2s; 5. Haga (Yamaha) 2m01.5s; 6. Lanzi (Ducati Xerox) 2m01.6s; 7. Toseland (Honda) 2m01.7s; 8. Nieto (Kawasaki) 2m02.0s; 9. Foret (Suzuki) 2m02.6s; 10. Martin (Petronas) 2m03.1s.


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