Toseland tests Ten Kate
James Toseland has been testing the Ten Kate Honda he'll ride in the 2006 World Superbike championship, alongside WSB team-mate Karl Muggeridge and WSS Sebastien Charpentier.
Toseland completed 183 laps over the three days, with a best time of 1:37.7, just behind the time of 1:37.3 set by team-mate Karl Muggeridge.
"We have improved day by day. On day one I lapped around 1:40, the second 1:39, and the third and final day 1:37," said Toseland. "I still have to get to know my Honda better, but I already feel quite comfortable on it. I can feel the improvement every time I leave the box for another few laps. I'm looking forward to the next test in Valencia where hopefully we'll find better weather conditions. That would help us a lot."
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Charpentier completed 117 laps on the 600cc machine, with a best lap time of 1:38.5.
Meanwhile on the other side of the globe, Yamaha Motor Germany were testing at Phillip Island with riders Kevin Curtain and Broc Parkes both completing over 1000 kilometres. Having already completed a shakedown test at Valencia, Curtain was able to record a best test time of 1:35.6, while Parkes finished with 1:36.4.