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Xerox Ducati's pairing of Noriyuki Haga and Michel Fabrizio have spent today testing a variety of new parts at Portimao, including an exhaust, clutch and forks from Ohlins.

Fabrizio set the second quickest time of 1'42.3 while Haga was slightly slower on a 1'43.0. The Italian has been lapping using the new forks while Haga has concentrated on the shock setting, but will try the forks tomorrow.

“Today I’ve tried a harder rear suspension setting and I had a really good feeling with that, then we modified the front setting too but I’m not 100% happy with that yet so we’ll continue to work on it tomorrow," said Haga.


"Tomorrow we’ll also try the new front fork and see how we go. For now I’m fairly happy; times have improved from those recorded over the weekend and I’m confident we can make further improvement tomorrow.”

Fabrizio added: “We’re all very tired after the weekend but it’s been a positive day. There are several new things to try, and me and Nori are dividing the work up;  there’s quite a lot to do.

"Today I tried the new fork with the new clutch and both seem a lot better, we’ve seen big improvement. For the tyres, we’ve continued with the only one that worked for us over the weekend. I’m very satisfied, tired but happy.”
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