WSBK – Melandri and Davies tried to drive in Jerez – BMW Opportunities

Melandri and Davies tried to ride in Jerez

WSBK - Melandri and Davies tried to drive in Jerez - BMW Opportunities

The two days of testing scheduled by the (semi) official BMW Goldbet Superbike team were not very prolific, due to the capricious weather. Newcomer, Chaz Davies met the S1000RR, Marco Melandri and the team.

The two top BMW riders in the 2013 World Superbike had an appointment at the start of the week for two days of intensive testing at Jerez, a circuit which will host the final of the coming season (see the) … Unfortunately, the rain was invited at noon on Monday and did not stop until 24 hours later !

Dear Mr. Biaggi …

Moto-NetCom readers – who, as everyone knows, are more fortunate than others – know leather after more than 20 years of competition. Marco and Chaz both greeted their eldest son on Twitter. Melandri tweeted: "I respect Max’s choice, I would have done the same for him. I would have liked to fight against him in 2013 … but there will be other opponents !Davies wrote on his side: "Respect to Max Biaggi, for everything you have accomplished and for this decision to go on top. It was a pleasure to run against you this year !".

Marco Melandri and Chaz Davies therefore only enjoyed a dry track for a few hours. The rest of the time, "the track was neither really dry nor really wet, it was always between the two so we couldn’t do as many laps as we expected", regrets the Italian…

The n ° 33 therefore spent most of his time in the box, which allowed him to get to know his new teammate, 2011 Supersport world champion on Yamaha R6 and pilot of a private Aprilia RSV4. last year…

"As a person I think he’s a great guy and I feel like we’re gonna get along really well", assures Marco."It was interesting to know what he thought of the RR", also notes the Hedgehog of Ravenna who unfortunately could not study all the new parts made available by BMW…

"My first impression on the bike is very good", explains" Chazie "rightly at the end of his baptism on the Behème."I had no surprises on my first outing which is always good", reaffirms n ° 19.

Balanced and powerful, the S1000RR has visibly seduced the Welshman, but it is still too early to know if the new recruit will do wonders on his handlebars from the opening round in Australia, next February … As had known the make Melandri on her own debut on the Munich bombshell (read our) !

"I couldn’t have been up to speed after just one run, even in perfect conditions", modestly declares the best rookie of the class of 2012 in World Superbike."We mainly worked on my driving position".

Like their "double R", the new team immediately liked putting Chaz Davies: "I knew some guys, but not that much", says Chaz,"they are so friendly, welcoming and obviously good at what they do: it’s a pleasure to work with them".

"We hope to have better conditions in the next tests", concluded for his part Serafino Foti, the head of the second BMW team in 2012 (with the pilots Fabrizio and Badovini), promoted" big "boss of the" big "team BMW in 2013 (read).

"It is very important to follow our work program", alarmed Foti who would like to see Melandri establish himself as the second Italian WSBK champion!"Anyway, the test was good to consolidate the new structure". Next step for Melandri, Davies and company: the times … stay tuned !

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