I remember news very similar to this, but a year ago and with a different protagonist. At that time it was Marco Melandri who, as soon as he got on the Yamaha Superbike, broke the record of the Valencia circuit, the time on that occasion was 1'34 “280 for the Italian with the race tires. Well, although the Spanish round has moved to Aragon, the Kawasaki Superbike team thought of Cheste as the ideal place to work at ease. The first result is most hopeful as they say goodbye to the year having given a best lap of 1'33 "1.
And it is that, although it is still very early, 2012 is likely to be the year Kawasaki regularly fights for victory again, He has already done it in the CEV and in the last SBK tests he showed quality to be in the front sneaking into the SP3, from which point they could plan the assault on the podium and even victory. It is also nice to see how a rider like Shane Byrne, contender for the British Superbikes title, bet on the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R to achieve it. The future for the world's fastest lettuces is bright.
With the presence of several Japanese engineers, the two official pilots worked on the geometry of the chassis, suspensions, electronics and the latest Ride by wire system. We will not have any news of this type again until the next time they get back on the bike at the Almeria circuit in mid-January.