17.02.2019 – The start to the 2019 campaign of the MOTUL FIM World Superbike Championship and FIM World Supersport Championship for Team Pedercini Racing by Global Service Solutions is approaching fast. The Italian outfit is getting ready to run the closing winter testing session at the Phillip Island (AUS) circuit from February 18th to 19th.
These tests will proceed the opener of the 2019 World Championship by a few days only as the very same Australian circuit located south of Melbourne will house the first round of the season shortly after. Team Pedercini Racing by Global Service Solutions will field both riders: Jordi Torres (ESP) will work at the setup of the #81 Kawasaki ZX-10RR he will ride in the MOTUL FIM World Superbike Championship, while Ayrton Badovini (ITA) will ride the #86 Kawasaki ZX-6R that the Italian team will field in the FIM World Supersport Championship.
The double testing day in Phillip Island will be crucial to define the right setup ahead of the opening race scheduled for February 22-24th on a very peculiar circuit. The Australian circuit is one of the most spectacular of the whole season and will give riders the chance to experience different conditions compared to those found three weeks ago in Jerez. Sea proximity increases air humidity and circuit temperatures will go beyond 20°C, which will make tyres work differently.
The testing programme will be split between WorldSBK and WorldSSP. The highest class will get on track on Monday from local 11:10 to 13:10 and from 15:40 to 17:40 (GMT +11). Super Sport will keep the circuit busy from 9:10 to 11:00 and from 13:40 to 15:30. The schedule will not change for Tuesday but the two classes will swap slots, and WorldSBK will get on track first.
Lucio Pedercini – Team Owner:
“The testing session in Phillip Island is going to be very exciting: not much is left before the start to the season. From a technical viewpoint, we need to be very careful in these two days. This is going to be a very important shakedown for the whole team and will give us the chance to experiment on the very same conditions we will find in the race if the weather stays the same”.
Giordano Mozzi – Team Manager:
“Weeks flew from the official team presentation to the testing in Jerez and we are in Phillip Island ready to finally start the season. We worked relentlessly around the clock to define the technical and logistic details and to shape up our collaboration with our title sponsor Global Service Solutions, to make it effective and successful. We will get back on track focused to define the strategy that will hopefully allow us to start the season on a high”.