Jerez Test Sessions Point The Way Forward For KRT On Two Fronts


After a two-day test at Jerez de la Frontera in Spain the Kawasaki Racing Team pairing of Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea put in valuable development work for the future of the Ninja ZX-10R official Superbike World Championship machine.

With Sykes and Rea evaluating many parts and advances for the 2017 specification Ninja at Jerez the official KRT pairing learned valuable lessons, and delivered invaluable feedback to KHI to continue the project of machine development. They also found progress in set up that will allow them to compete even more strongly for the rest of he 2016 season.

With many new parts and strategies to try it was a busy testing period for all involved at Jerez, but ultimately a very positive one.

In warm and dry track temperatures over both days of the development tests the riders were able to complete a high lap count and complete their work schedules. Although the point of the test was not to improve outright pace over one lap both riders posted very competitive times, even on worn tyres and with track temperatures that got to over 60°C at times.

The intense Jerez test was welcomed by the riders and engineers, despite the logistical challenge involved in starting out on track on Wednesday June 1 in the south of Spain – shortly after the end of a highly successful race weekend in the UK at Donington Park, which culminated on Sunday 29th May.

The next challenge for the KRT squad will be the race weekend at Misano in Italy. Thanks to the work done at the Spanish tests, even using material destined for 2017, valuable lessons were learned about 2016 set-up and tyre performance that are not possible to evaluate in a regular race weekend.


情報提供元 [ Kawasaki Motors Europe ]



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