Davide Giugliano has given another firm indication that Ducati is returning back to form as he turned in lap record pace during the second day of World Superbike testing at Jerez.
The Italian, together with team-mate Chaz Davies, held a 1-2 position on the first day, but Giugliano would simply up the pace on day two, lapping in 1min 40.166secs aboard the 1199 Panigale R.
Giugliano was pushed all the way by Kawasaki Racing rider Loris Baz, who turned in a lap of 1min 40.283secs, the young pair well ahead of Jonathan Rea in third place on the PATA Honda.
Behind them, Chaz Davies and Sylvain Guintoli completed the top five, ahead of Marco Melandri, Eugene Laverty, Leon Haslam and Alex Lowes, while sole EVO rider David Salom completed the top ten.
Meanwhile, Tom Sykes was present but ran without a transponder, thus preventing him from recording any times.
Jerez WSBK test – Day 2
1. Davide Giugliano
ITA Ducati SBK 1199 Panigale R 1m 40.166s
2. Loris Baz
FRA Kawasaki Racing ZX-10R 1m 40.283s
3. Jonathan Rea
GBR PATA Honda CBR1000RR 1m 40.731s
4. Chaz Davies
GBR Ducati SBK 1199 Panigale R 1m 40.745s
5. Sylvain Guintoli
FRA Aprilia Racing RSV4 1m 41.192s
6. Marco Melandri
ITA Aprilia Racing RSV4 1m 41.201s
7. Eugene Laverty
IRL Voltcom Crescent Suzuki GSX-R1000 1m 41.377s
8. Leon Haslam
GBR PATA Honda CBR1000RR 1m 41.453s
9. Alex Lowes
GBR Voltcom Crescent Suzuki GSX-R1000 1m 42.123s
10. David Salom
ESP Kawasaki Racing ZX-10R 1m 44.181s
GBR Kawasaki Racing ZX-10R
* Did not run with a transponder