Following his move to the factory Ducati team in 2021, Michael Ruben-Rinaldi has been one of a few names to continuously impress during WorldSBK testing. 

The Italian concluded the most recent two-day pre-season test at MotorLand Aragon second overall behind team-mate Scott Redding. 

Aragon brings back good memories for Rinaldi, as he claimed his maiden World Superbike victory there in race one last season.

Speaking after his third outing within the last month following Misano and the Official WorldSBK test in Barcelona, Rinaldi said: "They have been two very productive days because we have improved the bike and also the feeling. 

"If I have to be honest I think I have improved my riding style and I am very satisfied with the work we have done. 

"The race pace isn't bad but we need to improve with the new tyre because I can't get the best out of it in the first few laps. 

"I can't wait to be at Navarra for the next test: a new track that I don't know. We will have intense work to do."

As the 25 year-old alluded to, preparations ahead of next month’s season opener in Teruel will continue with a test at the newly introduced Navarra circuit. 

It’s likely other manufacturers will be taking part alongside Ducati and Yamaha due to the circuit being new for everyone, as Kawasaki, BMW and Honda were all absent from the Aragon test.

 

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