May & Yates To Test Ahead Of Hero EBR Debut In Europe
The 2014 World Superbike championship is heading to Spain for round two of the series and Team Hero EBR are delighted to confirm the presence of both of their riders, Geoff May and Aaron Yates for their European debut.
Both riders worked hard in Phillip Island, which was the first time the all new EBR 1190 RX had turned a wheel and whilst Aaron was rewarded with 17th and 20th in the two races, Geoff was left nursing a broken collarbone after a tumble in free practice whilst looking odds on for a Superpole start.
Geoff returned to Italy where he underwent an operation to his collarbone and whilst not 100% fit he is determined to make his 2014 race debut on the 13th April.
Geoff May – Rider: “I am excited to get back to racing. I feel fortunate to have had the break between races as this has given me time to heal properly after surgery and for my team to work hard on the further development of the EBR 1190RX. See you at the races!”
Since the Australian round the entire Hero EBR team has continued to work hard and with a test scheduled at the Alcarras circuit, Spain on 7th and 8th April, they confident of further on track progression at Motorland Aragon. This final test will allow the team to assess new parts and upgrades that should see them able to narrow the gap to the point scoring positions.
Giulio Bardi – Team Manager: “The Alcarras test is to allow us to consider a new technical solution before the race in Aragon. We will try new ECU maps, new electronics, new front forks (different from what we used in Australia), a new setting for the suspension and new gearing. Obviously the next round is getting closer and these solutions all need time to be improved, so we must decide which of these technical parts will be our priority.”
Aaron and Geoff have never ridden at Motorland Aragon so as in Australia they will have the added challenge of learning the technical but flowing Spanish track.
Everyone within Team Hero EBR is looking forward to getting back on track and to meeting our Spanish fans.