MotoGP: Kawasaki's Anthony West not worried by testing pace

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Aussie Anthony West has denied getting increasingly concerned about his winter testing form with the new MotoGP season start just under two weeks away.

The factory Kawasaki rider has struggled to break into the top ten at most winter tests on the new ZX-RR, which he will ride alongside American John Hopkins in 2008.

But he has refused to press the panic button and told MCN: “I’m not panicking just yet.

“But if I am out the back in the first race I’ll start stressing. I hate being last.

“I’ve struggled at some places but maybe I don’t like testing, I just need to get into racing.”

Anthony West landed the Kawasaki ride after Olivier Jacque retired in the middle of last season, and the winter testing schedule has been the first full pre-season campaign of his career.

Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt