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Bagnaia used Jerez MotoGP apply as a take a look at for “huge” change

The reigning double world champion has won the last two Spanish Grands Prix at Jerez but comes into this weekend off the back of a non-score in Portugal and a struggle to sixth in America. A key issue for Bagnaia has been a vibration on the rear which has intermittently cropped up over the first

Bagnaia used Jerez MotoGP apply as a take a look at for “huge” change

The reigning double world champion has gained the final two Spanish Grands Prix at Jerez however comes into this weekend off the again of a non-score in Portugal and a wrestle to sixth in America.

A key problem for Bagnaia has been a vibration on the rear which has intermittently cropped up over the primary three rounds and is one thing different Ducati riders have battled.

After a low-key begin to apply on Friday at Jerez, Bagnaia smashed his personal lap report from final 12 months to high the afternoon session by 0.100 seconds.

“We used a unique technique in comparison with a standard Friday,” stated Bagnaia.

“We used this Friday as a take a look at and it was very helpful. We examined extra issues than regular and I am very pleased.

“We did not have vibrations, however usually the vibration arrives on Saturday within the dash race.

“And for that motive, the ft are on the bottom. However my feeling has elevated on braking, entry, [it was] a lot better, much less motion. So, very pleased.”

Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Team

Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Crew

Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

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Requested what the modifications have been, he added: “I am unable to [say]. Nevertheless it was one thing fairly huge on the bike. I wanted an enormous factor.

“Was work simply to have a greater feeling. When you’ve gotten a greater feeling you are able to do one thing that lets you be extra in a very good place within the exit of the corners.”

Ducati has been working arduous to diagnose the vibration points its riders have been dealing with, and Bagnaia thinks it’s right down to the totally different building of Michelin’s rear tyres in 2024.

“For me, it is as a result of the tyre building is totally different,” he theorised. “It provides you extra grip however when you power the tyre it may well begin to vibrate.

“We’ve to say the lap instances we’re doing this 12 months are unbelievable, so possibly they weren’t anticipating this type of efficiency as a result of the grip is far greater.

“So, possibly they have been considering to have the identical lap instances however with extra help [from the tyre].

“However, proper now it appears to be like just like the lap instances are unbelievable, however in our scenario my feeling on the bike, with my setting – additionally [Jorge] Martin, who is similar – has this type of vibration.”

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