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TWO DAYS OF TESTS IN PHILLIP ISLAND

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Mike Di Meglio finished the World Supersport Official Tests in 12th position after 8 hours of intense riding. Below, Christophe Guyot and Mike Di Meglio's comments :


Christophe Guyot : " Phillip Island track offered two days of testing for all the riders of the Superbike and Supersport Championship. We took this opportunity to try all the settings that our Yamaha R6 can offer. These two days were precious as we discover this category. All of our opponents were here and showed us where we can expect to be about our lurning curve and for the race. The fork and the rear shock were mainly tested in addition of the bike’s balance, its wheelbase, the gears ratios, and, last but not least, the Pirelli tires we discover on this so special track. Whatever the R6 setup we were never above a 2s gap, and we finish at 1,2s from the best lap time took by Randy Krummenacher. A red flag 10 minutes from the end stopped us during a run with a new tire as we wanted to improve our lap time, but it's the game. Now we gather all informations to tune the bike at its best. Moving from a perfectly mastered Yamaha R1 to a Yamaha R6, that requires a completely different riding style, is a challenge that Mike embraces and all the team is motivated for this new challenge. "


Mike Di Meglio : The team gave me the opportunity to test all the different settings that we can imagine, and I’m totally confident in the one we found. Öhlins and Pirelli confirmed our choice, and helped us a lot since I’m arrived in the Supersport Championship. I also had to change my riding style, which has to be completely different from the R1. With this latter, I generally like to enter the corner quickly, and then, use the power to get out of it. With the R6, this technique isn’t the best one, so I try lap after lap to keep momentum during the corner. I look forward for Friday for the first free practices and for my first race in the World Supersport Championship.

Much more on : 
http://www.worldsbk.com/

 

Date : 2018-02-21 12:11


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