Team HRC has completed a very productive test session at the Jerez de la Frontera track in Spain. As it continues to prepare for the 2021 Superbike World Championship, the factory squad was out on track with riders Alvaro Bautista and Leon Haslam on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 March.
With progress during the January tests having been hindered by unstable weather conditions, the team was pleased to be able to make the most of this week’s sessions, taking advantage of the almost perfect weather conditions.
The Spaniard completed two full days of testing, while the Brit decided to use only half a day on Saturday, keeping the remaining hours for another occasion, considering that test days are limited. Both Bautista and Haslam are satisfied with what has been accomplished at the Spanish circuit, the pair having tested a number of upgrades across all areas of the CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE.
The development work will now continue back at base, before Team HRC returns to the racetrack for the official Dorna testing session in Catalunya on March 31 and April 1.
Just before that, on March 30 at 10.00 CEST, Team HRC will unveil the 2021 CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE during a virtual presentation to be broadcast on the Honda Racing Corporation Facebook page and YouTube channels.
Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto Carretera Jerez-Arcos, km 10 – Apdo de Correos 35 11592 Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz) – Spain circuitodejerez.com
|Pole Record||1'38.247 (162,07 Km/h) J.Rea (Kawasaki ZX-10RR, 2019)|
|Race Record||1'39.004 (160,83 Km/h) A.Bautista (Ducati Panigale V4 R, 2019)|
|All Time Record||1'38.247 (162,07 Km/h) J.Rea (Kawasaki ZX-10RR, 2019)|
|2020 Race 1 Winner||S. Redding (Ducati Panigale V4 R)|
|2020 Superpole Race Winner||J.Rea (Kawasaki ZX-10RR)|
|2020 Race 2 Winner||S. Redding (Ducati Panigale V4 R)|