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Pata Honda looks ahead to SBK 2014

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It was a disappointing end to the 2013 World Superbike championship season for Pata Honda at Jerez today with riders Michel Fabrizio and Leon Haslam struggling with grip and electronics issues.

Fabrizio took a points-scoring finish in race two but Haslam was forced to retire from both 21-lap outings at the 4.423km Jerez circuit in southern Spain.

The Pata Honda team will re-group on Tuesday for a private test at Jerez when regular rider Jonathan Rea is expected to return from injury and the preparation work for the 2014 World Superbike championship season will begin.

It has not been a good weekend." Pieter Breddels, the teams technical co-ordinator stated. "Grip levels were low and we know that in these conditions we normally struggle more than our rivals.

"This time round our performance kind of dropped off a cliff, we weren‰Ûªt able to fight for anything and all we could do was gather some information.

"We‰Ûªll be testing on Tuesday and it will be interesting to hear Jonathan‰Ûªs view. We have work to do for next season for sure," he concluded.

Top Image: The Pata Honda team will look towards 2014 after a disappointing year in 2013
Credit: Honda Racing

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