Ducati V4s breaks record at Buddh International Circuit

Ducati’s V4S is already quicker than an R1 around the Indian F1 track

Alessandro Valia V4s Launch

DUCATI'S V4s has broken the production bike lap record at the Buddh International Circuit in India. Zigwheels reported that Ducati’s test rider, Alessandro Valia, managed to lap the 3.2-mile track in 1.56.316. Breaking the record for a production bike that was previously held by a Yamaha R1.

Valia, who was teaching at one of Ducati’s DRE track day sessions, was only stopped from going faster by a bent gear-lever. With slick tyres fitted, the lean angle Valia could achieve was a little too much for bike with it touching the track during the fast, technical turns.

Armed with nothing more than some slicky rubber and ‘Race Mode’, the feat is a clear sign of the raw potential of the V4. Lets hope when the bike lands in the BSB championship next season, Ducati and the riders (Josh Brookes and MotoGP refugee Scott Redding) can unlock that ability.