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Gibernau wraps up Ducati Mugello test sessions

Gibernau wraps up Ducati Mugello test sessions

The third and final day of this week´s Ducati test at Mugello for Sete Gibernau and Vittoriano Guareschi has concluded successfully.

Former MotoGP World Championship runner-up Sete Gibernau has successfully wrapped up a three day test visit to Mugello with Ducati, the Spaniard taking advantage of good weather conditions on Thursday to clock up 50 laps and record a best time of 1´51.7.

After 48 hours of inconsistent weather the last test day saw constant sunshine in the Tuscan hills, allowing Gibernau and Vittoriano Guareschi to get through the entire programme of work they had scheduled for the Ducati Desmosedici GP9.

`I want to say thanks to Sete, who over the past two days has helped us get through a huge amount of work on the GP9 alongside the irreplaceable Vitto,´ stated Ducati Corsi´s Filippo Preziosi of Gibernau´s contribution as he returned to riding MotoGP machinery for the first time since October 2006.

`Despite a long period of inactivity Sete has adapted quickly to the unusual role of test rider and put himself through a lot of the toil that we usually reserve for Vitto. Now we will sit down with Sete and evaluate whether there will be another opportunity to test together,´ added Preziosi.

Gibernau himself noted, `This has been a really wonderful gift from Ducati. It has been a real pleasure to get back on a MotoGP bike and over the past couple of days I´ve had first hand experience of what a tough job Vitto has and realised just how good he is at it. Now I want to go home and reflect on how I feel about things. Then, together with Ducati, we will see if want to arrange another test.´

MotoGP, 2008, Ducati Marlboro Team

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