After a successful two day Spanish test at Alcarras, the Hero EBR squad are now in transit to MotorLand Aragon for the first European race of the 2014 World Superbike championship.
The test was scheduled to allow both riders, Geoff May and Aaron Yates so get back up to speed after the break since Phillip Island. It was also an opportunity for Geoff, who was unfortunately injured in Australia to check his physical strength after an intense period of recovery.
With a goal of testing a number of new technical solutions, the team began with the data we collected in Australia. New forks, gearing, and new electronics were just some of the items tried out.
Overall the two days was hailed a success as it gave the team a clear direction, and we will work on this further during the race weekend at Aragon.
Geoff May: “This test was positive. The new forks and new electronic setup will help us to be more competitive in the races at Aragon. Aragon MotorLand is a fast track and I have never raced there but I am confident we will make a step forward compared to Phillip Island.”
Aaron Yates: “We tested a lot of different solutions, some that were positive and were a step forward. It was a good test and it helped us to know which direction to move. I am really looking forward to racing in Aragon.”
With Aaron attending the opening media press conference, Geoff will join riders from the other represented manufacturers in the championship on the Paddock Show stage beginning at 1.30pm local time on Thursday.
Practice for the first European race of the season begins on Friday with further sessions scheduled on Saturday. Should things go to plan Team Hero EBR will also take part in Tissot-Superpole. The races on Sunday form part of the new look schedule which we are all excited to be a part of.