While he may have been fastest yesterday in the first day of the WSB Valencia two-day test, James Toseland has revealed that his team is more concerned at developing the new electronics package fitted to the bike than it is at going fast.
The bike is using a complex traction control system for the first time at the track, after it ran in only one race last season, the Magny-Cours finale where Toseland won one race and backed off for third in the second.
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Last time out at Valencia Toseland was plagued by chronic wheelspin and grip problems, and posted a dismal ninth and 11th in the two races.
This time, he is fastest, so it looks like the system works.
Toseland said: “We started using the system at Magny-Cours, where we introduced it very slowly. Now we're testing, we're able to try new things and it's working.
"It makes the bike easier to ride and gives me more time to put a lap together, with less time spent just fighting the thing."