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Ducati confirm additional Mugello test with Gibernau

Ducati confirm additional Mugello test with Gibernau

Ducati´s MotoGP project director Livio Suppo has told that Sete Gibernau is set for another test with the Italian brand next week.

Former Ducati MotoGP rider Sete Gibernau has been lined-up for another test with the World Champions at their chosen testing venue of Mugello next week.

Having not sampled a MotoGP bike since his retirement from riding for Ducati in the premier class in October 2006, following meetings in his native Barcelona on the Catalunya GP weekend Gibernau successfully completed a three-day test last week at Mugello, where he rode the Desmosedici GP9.

Livio Suppo, Ducati MotoGP project director, said of Gibernau´s additional, forthcoming test opportunity, `He will be on track again at Mugello again from 1st-3rd July. As we said after the first test we were happy and we were thinking about doing something else, so here we are.´

When pressed on the subject of whether the 35 year-old Spaniard might be lined up for a sensational return to racing this season Suppo replied, `At the moment there is still no plan. Of course the situation is not easy, everyone knows what we are talking about, with Marco (Melandri). But at the moment I still believe Marco can do it and the next two races are at Sachsenring and Laguna where he has always done well.´

`He was struggling with the 800cc Honda last year and then at Sachsenring and Laguna he did very well, so I think we should wait and see if he can find a solution at a circuit he likes.´


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