Crescent Suzuki to focus on electronics & engine performance at Aragon test

The boys will join several other WSB teams for a test next week

Photo: Crescent Suzuki

The Fixi Crescent Suzuki team will take part in a three day test in Aragon next week alongside other world
superbike teams such as PATA Honda and Kawasaki ahead of the second round of the championship at the same Spanish circuit from 12-14 April.

Leon Camier, who could only manage a best result of 9th in Australia will be looking to re-ignite some of the form he displayed pre-season. He will test a new spec engine from Yoshimura and focus on electronics, engine performance and practice starts, his crew chief, Frankie Cardechi explained: “The basic schedule at Aragon for Leon is primarily electronic and engine testing. We have a new spec test engine coming from Yoshimura in Japan and we also want to refine the electronics with some new strategies and modified components. The chassis of the GSX-R is working really well, so it is just a case of concentrating on the electronics and engine performance side of things. We’ve done some dyno work at Crescent, since we raced at Phillip Island, to try and get as much out of the motor settings as possible and it will now be important to see how that translates on the track. Leon will also be doing a lot of practice starts, using different settings, during the test – it’s something that we need to work on because it was a weak point in Philip Island and we have to get away with the front pack at the start.”

Frenchman Jules Cluzel will focus on increasing confidence with the GSXR1000, including testing electronic strategies and a focus on improving the cornering of the Suzuki. Crew chief, Les Pearson said: “The basic schedule at Aragon for Leon is primarily electronic and engine testing. We have a new spec test engine coming from Yoshimura in Japan and we also want to refine the electronics with some new strategies and modified components. The chassis of the GSX-R is working really well, so it is just a case of concentrating on the electronics and engine performance side of things. We’ve done some dyno work at Crescent, since we raced at Phillip Island, to try and get as much out of the motor settings as possible and it will now be important to see how that translates on the track. Leon will also be doing a lot of practice starts, using different settings, during the test – it’s something that we need to work on because it was a weak point in Philip Island and we have to get away with the front pack at the start.”

The test will begin on Tuesday 2nd April. 
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