Julian Simon, the reigning 125cc World Champion and one of the hotly tipped riders to rule in Moto2, got the chance to test an evo version of Ducati Desmosedici GP10 the other day at Jerez.
With Vitto Guareschi in Qatar with the Ducati team for the final pre-season test and new test rider Franco Battaini out due to a wrist injury, the Ducati management decided to contact Julian Simon’s team manager Aspar Martinez to ask if the Spanish rider could carry out two days of testing.
The test was overseen by Filippo Preziosi who wanted to prove once again that the Ducati isn’t a one rider bike.
Simon did 115 laps and a race simulation with a best lap of 1′41.
4, only 1.
6s from Valentino Rossi’s lap record on this track.
The Aspar Mapfre rider will be back on track with his RSV always at Jerez for the official Moto2 test scheduled for March 27-29th.