WSBK – WSBK 2016: private testing in Jerez for Kawasaki –

WSBK 2016: private testing in Jerez for Kawasaki

WSBK - WSBK 2016: private testing in Jerez for Kawasaki -

While the majority of the great World Superbike teams were testing at Misano – the next stop on the 2016 calendar – the official Kawasaki team traveled to Jerez where the penultimate round of the season will take place.. Report.

Unlike their rivals, the riders of the official Kawasaki World Superbike team did not select the Misano circuit as a test track (read). The Akashi Greens preferred to the Italian track, which will host the next stage of WorldSBK 2016, that of Jerez, Spain.

Unlike their rivals, who were able to trim their settings for Misano (one day of driving for Aprilia, Honda and Yamaha, two days for Ducati), Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes will start from zero on Friday June 17th, for the "FP1" morning.

Conversely, the No.1 and No.66 Ninjas will have a slight advantage on Friday, October 16, when the World Superbike kicks off its penultimate weekend of racing. The climatic conditions will not necessarily be the same, but one thing is certain: the route will not have changed. !

In its report, the Spanish-Japanese team – the Provec workshop is based near Barcelona – does not reveal anything crisp: Rea and Sykes have made "numerous"laps and signed chronos"competitiveEverything is rolling for the factory ZX-10Rs…

The only quantified data communicated by Kawasaki concerns the temperature of the track, which exceeded 60 ° at times … Celsius, yes! According to Jonathan, these "high temperatures are significant for the next round on this track in October".

Sacred on the Andalusian track after the first round last year, Rea had nevertheless been excluded from the Top3 for the – and! – times of the season … Will "Johnny" stand on the podium in 2016? "We have gathered some good information in some areas for the upcoming race and some benefits will not be seen until 2017, inform the "Number One".

For his part, Tom Sykes reports having "evaluated a lot of things in terms of chassis and suspension settings, as well as our electronics. I completed about 80 laps yesterday and about the same number today".

The goal of this private test was primarily to review the maximum number of new parts (for 2017), but the times of the two pilots seem to have satisfied them, if not more: "our times were fast, it was not our objective but I remain pleasantly surprised by these", says" Super Sykes ".

His chief engineer is more threatening in green towards his rivals: "the consistency of our lap times was better than during the races last year", warns Marcel Duinker."The track temperature then only exceeded 50 ° C, but our endurance was even better during these tests.". The Ninja are therefore ready for the second half of the season … To follow naturally closely on MNC: stay tuned !

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