2011 british superbike: Positive start for MSS Colchester Kawasaki

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British Superbike: MSS Colchester Kawasaki got their testing schedule underway with some good base settings and understanding of the new Ninja ZX-10R at Cartagena in southern Spain as the BSB side of the team travel to Portugal for further testing.

kawasaki, kawasaki racing, 2011 kawasaki racing, 2011 kawasaki british superbike, 2011 british superbike, 2011 british superbike racingThe official Kawasaki team experimented with wheelbase lengths extensively to see how the new model reacted on what was a very stock engined machine.

With mid-day tarmac temperatures touching 20 degrees, it was crucial to get this dry, warm track-time to ascertain chassis settings.

Team boss Nick Morgan set targets for each of his riders with Stuart Easton and Gary Mason targeting 1:34 and 1:35 respectively given the low spec of tune and this being their first test of the new machine.

The test session gave the team good mileage on the new bikes and for the technicians, a good understanding of the intricacies of the new, technologically advanced Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R.

Morgan concluded: “It was a very positive first test for the team, obviously it’s easy to get fixated on the times from these outings against other BSB guys but we have a radically new model that needs methodically testing for settings which is what we’ve been doing. We set and exceeded our targets for the test in terms of new model familiarisation, rider development and mileage so very happy so far.

The Superbike is effectively an Evo bike as the engines are still being worked on and we didn’t even run a generator whilst the Superstock machines are still trackday bikes with an end can, its that early for this new model but we can see massive potential in the bikes. The riders and team are working well, we have no egos and we’re looking forward to more track time in Portimao and then back in the UK.”

You can now book your advance tickets for the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship season opener on Easter weekend (22-25 April) at Brands Hatch by visiting www.brandshatch.co.uk or by calling 0843 453 9000.

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