Kawasaki Superbike satisfied with day of testing in Almeria

Published: 18 December 2009

Kawasaki men Chris Vermeulen and Tom Sykes have begun their second day of testing at Almeria this morning. The two men spent the opening day evaluating a new gearbox, clutch and engine specification.

Following the teams test at Cartagena at the start of December the two riders now have one bike each fitted with the upgraded Magneti Marelli electronics system.

Speaking to MCN this morning team manager Paul Risbridger said:
“The weather is better today as there is less wind, but it’s still cold. There is a lot of dust on the circuit and as they come down the straight you can see it coming off the tyres. As a result we’re not breaking any lap records, but we’re getting in a lot of consistent laps.

“At the moment we’re not making any massive steps because we’re still at a stage where we want the riders to really understand the bike before we make big changes. We want the riders to form their own opinion of the bike so we’re giving them time for them to come up with their own priorities. We’ve been getting some really interesting and articulate feedback from both riders and it isn’t necessarily the same as our rider’s from this season, which is interesting.”