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Kyalami (South Africa) - Private Testing

26/27 January 2001

Final day of private testing for Ducati's 996R Factory bikes at Kyalami

before the official SBK International-organised winter tests get

underway here on Monday. Both Bayliss and Xaus improved on yesterday's

times but the Spanish rider crashed out one minute from the end of the


The factory Ducati Corse squad continued tyre testing in collaboration

with Michelin, testing new compounds and sizes. Bayliss and Xaus divided

the testing programme which had been planned with the French tyre

engineers. Öhlins brought along a brand-new pressurised front fork,

which was appreciated by the riders because it absorbs the

characteristic dips and bumps of the South African circuit better.

Troy Bayliss immediately improved on yesterday's time after getting to

grips with the difficult and twisty Kyalami track, but Ruben Xaus

crashed out at the end of the session after getting under yesterday's

time. The Spanish rider lost front-end grip on the downhill section

before the final part of the track and suffered a sprained neck muscle

in the incident. An X-ray ruled out any broken bones and Ruben will be

back on track soon.

said Troy Bayliss. .

TEMPERATURE: AM air 21°/ground 31° - PM 27°/45°

WEATHER: clear skies


Superbike: Bayliss (Ducati Corse) 1'43"90 - Xaus (Ducati Corse) 1'44"00

- Edwards (Honda) 1'43"13 - Okada (Honda) 1'43"54

Supersport: Guareschi (Ducati Dienza) 1'47"61 - Thomas (Ducati Dienza)

1'47"91 - Vermeulen (Honda) 1'48"52.
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