2014 Jerez World SBK Test Results, Day 1Ahead of the second round of 2014 World Superbike at Motorland Aragon, five teams began a three-day private test at the Jerez.
Under sunny conditions Monday, Ducati Superbike Team’s Davide Giugliano was quickest. The Italian, who took the top finishes for Ducati at the Phillip Island season opener in February (fourth in races 1 & 2), posted a 1:41.056 around the 13-corner Spanish circuit that will host round 10 of 14 this season.Jerez is usually a difficult track for the V-twin Ducati 1199 Panigale R, but Giugliano quickly got the bike up to speed. And so did his teammate, Chaz Davies, who was second quickest, 0.421 of a second behind.The Ducati Superbike Team duo finished ahead of the reigning World SBK Champion Tom Sykes, who posted a 1:41.545 aboard his Kawasaki ZX-10R Ninja. Sykes was followed by Pata Honda’s Jonathan Rea, Aprilia Racing’s Sylvain Guintoli and Voltcom Crescent Suzuki’s Alex Lowes, making for five different manufacturers finishing in the top six.All together, nine out of 11 riders present were able to lap within 1:41 at Jerez. The teams will continue Tuesday, though rain might slow progress.2014 Jerez World Superbike Private Testing, Day 1 Results:1. Davide Giugliano (Ducati Superbike Team) 1’41.056 2. Chaz Davies (Ducati Superbike Team) 1’41.468 3. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) 1’41.545 4. Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda) 1’41.624 5. Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing) 1’41.754 6. Alex Lowes (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki) 1’41.821 7. Marco Melandri (Aprilia Racing Team) 1’41.905 8. Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing team) 1’41.932 9. Leon Haslam (Pata Honda) 1’42.153 10. Eugene Laverty (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki) 1’42.648 11. David Salom (Kawasaki Racing Team) 1’43.642
KTM Super ADV R + Lightning Motorcycles’ Richard Hatfield
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends—the weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams rides KTM’s new 1290 Super Adventure R. This hardcore ADV bike is big, powerful, and a true expert-level machine. Interestingly, it has multiple points of adjustment within its highly capable electronics package, and Don discovered several big surprises where the bike changed personality completely. His is an intriguing look at one of the most capable off road ADV bikes on the market today.
In the second segment, I chat with Richard Hatfield, CEO of Lightning motorcycles. This silicon valley based manufacturer was founded in 2006, and having racked up several notable race victories (including Pikes Peak in 2013 with the late Carlin Dunne on board) Lightning have certainly dominated in racing terms. In another first, Lightning has just announced a new rapid-charging battery technology that may well bring electric motorcycles into becoming real-world, practical transport.
So from all of us here at Motos & Friends… we hope you enjoy this episode!