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WorldSBK Aragon: 'Important riding style changes' due for Melandri

Barni Ducati WorldSBK boss Marco Barnabo appears to have enforced some riding style changes on new rider Marco Melandri following a lacklustre performance as Leon Camier's replacement at Jerez and Portimao.

Melandri was wheeled in after the injured British rider found he was unable to continue with his contract due to ongoing shoulder injuries but Melandri has only mustered 17 points from six races on works-supported Panigale V4R

"We face this double race with great confidence because after Portimao's performance we decided to make some important changes approaching Marco's riding style step by step. We are convinced that we will find the right way to catch the results we expect," said Barnabo.


The rider, meanwhile, says that he wants to forget all about the Portugese round, where he scored a whopping two points, and focus on the Aragon double header.

"I'm really happy to race again after these two weeks of break because I want to forget Portimao completely," said Melandri.

Aragon is one of those tracks that made me want to get back on the saddle, doing two rounds in a row here will be very interesting, especially to see how much we can improve the second weekend.

"Despite the month of August, we worked with the team trying to find the ideal solutions for my riding and once again the team made a great effort to meet my requirements.

"As we have seen that in many cases  from one race to the next there are big changes in the values. Because of that we will heads to Aragon with the maximum determination trying to give a shake to this season."

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