The MSS Colchester Kawasaki team got their training schedule underway this week with some good base settings and a better understanding of the new Ninja ZX-10R, all under the glorious sunshine of Cartagena, Southern Spain.
The Official Kawasaki British Superbike team have been experimenting with wheelbase lengths extensively to see how the new model reacted with what was a very ‘stock’ engine. With mid day tarmac temperatures reaching 20 degrees, it was vital the team got warm track time to ascertain chassis settings.
Team boss Nick Morgan set targets for each of his four riders with the Superstock duo of Danny Buchan and Howie Mainwaring getting down to low 1.37′s and the Superbike riders of Stuart Easton and Gary Mason 1.34 and 1.35 given the low spec of tune and their first real outing on the bikes. Easton though had previously ridden the World Superbike spec version of the bike in Sepang, Malaysia.
The test session gave the team good mileage on the new bikes and for the technicians, a good understanding of the intricacies of the new, technologically advanced Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R.
The Superbike team now travel to the World Superbike track of Portimao in Portugal for a two day test whilst Howie will head to the Spanish track of Guadix to continue testing the Superstock machine.