Be Wiser Ducati Confident After Foreign Tests

Monday, March 18, 2019

Be Wiser Ducati Racing Team riders Scott Redding and Josh Brookes today concluded five daysof pre-season testing in both Spain and Portugal in preparation for the opening round of the 2019 Bennetts British Superbike Championship which gets underway in a month’s time at Silverstone.



Gloucestershire-born Grand Prix winner Redding along with Aussie team-mate and ex-BSB champion Brookes took to the Monteblanco circuit in southern Spain for three days last week where the pair totalled over 300 laps getting to grips with the brand-new, factory-backed Be Wiser Ducati V4R.


In perfect weather conditions, 26-year-old Scott topped three of the sessions and was never outside the top three in the others whereas 35-year-old Josh sensibly dialled himself in, to end up in seventh place in Friday morning’s penultimate session.


From there, it was onto the Portimao circuit located on the Portuguese Algarve for two further days which again saw Redding at the cutting edge, setting fastest time in two sessions and again not outside the top three in the others. Brookes upped his pace considerably and indeed was second fastest behind his team-mate in Sunday afternoon’s test as the pair added a further 245 laps gaining vital data for Paul Bird’s Penrith-based team.



Both Redding and Brookes were joined by Ulsterman Alastair Seeley in Portugal, who will ride a Be Wiser Ducati V4R at the North West 200 this season, and who also reported favourable feedback to the PBM team as a result.


Johnny Mowatt (Team Co-ordinator): “Testing has gone really well with all of our riders finding theirfeet with the new Be Wiser Ducati V4R. We’ve explored a wide range of settings at both tracks and the result has been really positive. Scott and Josh have settled into the PBM team really well, whilst Alastair got a run out in preparation for the North West 200 and took to the bike in a short time which can only be good news. Now we get some very valuable time back at the workshop to work on some much-needed dyno time then move on to the Silverstone test in preparation for the first round.”


Indeed, both Redding and Brookes will be at the official BSB Test Day at Silverstone on Tuesday 9th April where they’ll be in action along with all of their rivals prior to the opening round which gets underway on Easter Sunday (21st April).


Pictures courtesy of Double Red Photographic: Scott Redding (45) and Josh Brookes (25) in action in testing.

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