Sykes and Baz do well at Jerez

Monday, January 28 2013

Tom Sykes and Loris Baz have experienced two valuable days of testing in Jerez, despite less than perfect conditions on day one.

Sykes pulled out all the stops from the off, completing a fast lap of 1’40.5 seconds on a qualifying tyre, closely followed by a 1’41.6 second circuit on the race slick. His teammate Baz also managed to make some real improvements; his best lap time would have placed him within the top six riders of all those present.

Though the duo had to contend with damp and often cold conditions, Tom said he was pleased with the progress made;

‘We have to be very happy after this test. Both days have been very valuable and I’d like to thank the team and Kawasaki because our test schedule has been very good and all the time we’ve been moving forward.’