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Mid Season Tests Complete For KRT Riders

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All three of Kawasaki Racing Team‰Ûªs riders, Tom Sykes and Loris Baz in the full Superbike class and David Salom in the Evo category, took part in the official tests at Portimao between 21 and 22 July, before the long summer break in track action begins in earnest.

With the season not restarting until early September this was the last chance in 2014 for the team to make larger set-up and technical developments before the cycle of race weekends begin again at Jerez in Spain.

Positive feedback with set-up changes gave both championship leader Sykes and top contender Baz good directions to head in to complete the current season in the best way possible.

‰ÛÏOn day one we put in 70 laps and we started some good work on some things." Baz explained. "We have played with the geometry of the bike, and other things you cannot really do on a race weekend.

"The plan on day two was to go more in depth with some items but we had some issues and were not able to fully complete our test schedule. I only used one tyre on the final day and when we got back out on the track later on the day we still did competitive times on it at the end. So we have improved the bike again on used tyres.

"We still had some things to test, and it is not a big issue, but it would have been nice to have fine-tuned the bike even more. We ended up with a good lap time on day two.

"The bigger picture is that we can still go racing competitively and we feel we have improved the bike again during this test.‰Û

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