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Ducati: Ground waves in Portimao an advantage?

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 | Sports

13. September 2017 – 07:34

Marco Melandri and Chaz Davies were already on the podium in Portimao

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(cafetheology.org) – After a one-year break, Portimao returned to the WSBK calendar and will be hosting the Superbike World Championship this weekend. The route is very well known to most riders through the many test drives. Also Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri know the course well. Melandri has already won two races, but these have been four or six years back. Davies was on the podium in 2014 and 2015 and finished third. "It is always great to go back to a race, especially if you could win both races at the last event," he says doubles Lausitzring winners. "Portimao is a very nice circuit, we did not race last, but we tested on the track over the winter, so it's a circuit that we all know very well." "I think the ground waves are good to ours "Davies, who is a great fan of the mountain and valley runway, remarks:" It is always fun and a challenge to drive there because it is so wavy and the asphalt is different every time. It's difficult to get all the details right. "" I've been on the podium a couple of times during various weather conditions, and we're going to do our best to improve our stats the Briton.

Melandri found a good vote for the ground waves on the Lausitzring

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"It is a technical circuit with many different heights, but we were not very fast during the winter test, but it helped us to find the right way "We were able to get the first podium in Australia shortly afterwards, but the asphalt is not in the best condition, but it is not as bad as in Germany." "Every race weekend we increase our knowledge in combination with the collected data, we should now be able to get used to wavy stretches, "reports Melandri. "In the past, I have had good results in Portimao, and I think the course is a good fit for our bike, and we are very confident this weekend."

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