Xavi Fores happy with Jerez test

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Barni Racing team completed two strong days at Jerez de la Frontera, leaving the circuit happy with the progress Xavi Fores made aboard the Ducati Panigale R.

Times were recorded at the unofficial test and the Spaniard ended in the top eight overall, but with times close at the top; Fores’ lap of 1.40.738 meant he was only half a second off the top three.

The team has no time to rest as they head to Portimao this weekend for the second test of 2017 so far and are hoping to focus on some grip issues identified this week, as well as hoping to make the most of the engine power.

Fores explains how he feels after these two days: "These have been two important days, which have allowed us to put in many kilometers. We are not at 100% yet because we are trying several new components and we still need more time to work."

"The goal at the next Portimao test is to lower the lap time by 0.75 tenths, and I am convinced that by working in the right direction we can reach this goal. I'm very happy with how we worked here in Jerez, and I'm happy to be reunited with my bike."