Esponsorama Racing took part in today’s Misano test at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli where Johann Zarco and Tito Rabat finished 3rd and 18th respectively in the combined results.
Despite Zarco’s crash and a technical problem on the Rabat bike during the last moments of the day, Esponsorama Racing was able to finish an effective day for the team managing to accumulate a large number of laps and mileage to continue working on the development and evolution of the Ducati Desmosedici GP19.
During the morning session, Johann Zarco was able to complete 57 laps of the Italian track, achieving a best time of 1’32.445. In the afternoon, accumulating 39 more laps, the French rider reduced his time to 1’31.899, which allowed him to finish the test in 3rd position.
On his part, Tito Rabat added a total of 71 laps at the end of the day. The Spanish rider stopped the clock with a best time of 1’33.308, finishing in 18th position in the combined results.
Johann Zarco | 1'31.899 | P3
“I am happy with today in general, I did not expect to do so many laps. In the afternoon, the plan was to do a few runs and stop, but since we had things to test and the feeling was really good that we decided to do it. Every time we went out on the track I felt good with the bike, I felt comfortable and this is very positive. Happy with the test, very happy with the fastest lap, it was impressive to get down from 1.32, and it is a good sign for the weekend.”
Tito Rabat | 1'33.308 | P18
“It has been a day where I have been able to test a lot of things, despite having a problem from the beginning with the rear soft tyre. Both in the morning and in the afternoon the tyre broke very quickly, after five laps the tyre was completely destroyed. This has affected the work plan a bit, but in the end when we were going to set the soft tyre again we broke the engine, and we did not have a spare in this test, so we could not test more things. We now have two days off before a new weekend.”