WSBK – IDM Fores champion replaces Giugliano in World Superbike – Used DUCATI

IDM champion Fores replaces Giugliano in World Superbike

WSBK - IDM Fores champion replaces Giugliano in World Superbike - Used DUCATI

Injured during the final WSBK winter tests at Phillip Island, Davide Giugliano will not be back until the Imola round. His official Ducati, entrusted to Troy Bayliss during the first two races, will be driven by Xavi Fores in Aragon and Assen.

Victim of a heavy fall on his back during the last pre-season tests organized a few days before the opening of the season in Australia (read, official Ducati rider Davide Giugliano continues to heal his wounds…

"Professor Fabio Catani has confirmed that the Italian rider is making good progress and that he could resume training next week", the Ducati team reported on Friday evening."Giugliano should therefore return to competition for the fifth round of the championship which will take place in Imola, the weekend of May 8-10.".

While waiting for his – big ?! – back in front of his family, the n ° 34 will have to accept to see another rider take the controls of his bike, after being replaced by the during the first two races contested on the other side of the world (Australia and Thailand).

In Assen and Aragon – in two and three weeks respectively! -, the second factory Panigale R will be ridden by another champion: Xavi Fores, winner of the Spanish Superstock championship in 2010 on S1000RR and of the German Superbike championship (IDM) precisely…

Invited to the penultimate round of the WSBK 2014 at Magny-Cours with the 3C Racing Team as well as his teammates Lanzi and Neukirchner, the driver from Valencia (Spain) drove very hard on the wet track. A little too much, since he had crashed during both races…

"I’m really happy to have this opportunity with the official team", says Fores."I was eager to resume competition after the 2014 IDM final and have been training hard this winter"he warns.

"The fact that my first race of the 2015 season takes place in Aragon is fantastic because I will be at home, on a circuit that I really like.", analyzes the Spanish n ° (2) 12."I know Assen as well, I was quick there with the IDM last year and so I’m confident".

Before his freelance 2014, Xavi had taken the start of eight other races in World Superbike: in 2013 replacing Carlos Checa (9th then crash, read our), and in 2011 during the last three races (two 11th places as best result).

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