Fri 18th January 2013 15:23
I haven't ridden at Jerez for about ten years, and that was on a 125, but it's a really fun circuit and I like riding here. I was only doing installation laps with the new electronics so didn't get a chance to really push with it. But the initial impressions are good, with a better feel in the fuel mapping and throttle control. I've got a new data engineer in Ronnie Schagen, who I worked with in World Supersport, and we're working well together, which I'm happy about, too. We tried quite a lot of other things on the bike, changing the balance and so on, and when we put a bit of grip into the bike it feels pretty good. But I'm definitely looking forward to testing here again in January when we should have the full engine and electronics package.