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MV Agusta Reparto Corse Riders to Access the Superpole 2 in Imola

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The historic Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari circuit located in the heart of the town of Imola in northern Italy plays host to the 5th round of the 2016 MOTUL FIM World Superbike Championship with MV Agusta Reparto Corse keen to put the difficulties of the Dutch round at Assen behind.

In the premier class Leon Camier finished 2° the FP1 manche with a 1’47.943 time lap, the only one to goes under the 1’48 along with the top list rider Chaz Davis. In FP2 the British rider tried to make the most of the excellent setup of his MV Agusta F4 RC machine through the 4,936 km long Italian track. At the end of the day, Camier got the 4° best time in the combined result and tomorrow he will fight in the Tissot-Superpole2.

In WorldSSP Jules Cluzel got the 2nd time in FP1, while his teammate Lorenzo Zanetti closed 4th shortly after the French rider; in FP2, after having battled a long in the top 10 without using the soft tyre, the MV Agusta duo took home the entrance to Tissot-Superpole 2, conquering respectively the 5th and 8th place in the combined time sheets.

Leon Camier #2 – It was a very good day. We started with a very good setting, which is very important. We had to work a little bit with the electronic but in the end we are really happy. There’s no much time to make the changes and tomorrow it will be very important to have a good qualifying to be ready for the race. Thanks to all my squad for the great job today.

Jules Cluzel #16 – Definitely a positive day, especially after the previous round in Assen. We found out the solution to a problem that has affected us both in Aragon and Assen and we are already working on it. Here in Imola we are showing a really good pace and I’m pretty sure I can fight for the pole tomorrow, because we still have not used the soft tyre while all the other riders already did it. Tomorrow the weather says rain and this could change the situation but we can be satisfied of what we did in dry condition.

Lorenzo Zanetti #87 – I must say it was a good start this morning, both for the 4th place, both for the good bike setup. Today I tried a race simulation and it wasn’t bad at all, we have just to work a little bit on braking. Now we must analyze the data we got today and try to make a good time in Superpole2 tomorrow. I am sure that if we improve on the single lap, we can also improve on the race pace.