Just a few days after the conclusion of the Italian round of the WorldSBK Championship, Team HRC set off for Navarra, one of three new circuits appearing on the Superbike calendar for the first time this year.
The team planned to use the test to collate data and find a base set-up for the bikes at the circuit that will host round 7 over the weekend of 20-22 August, as well as continue with the ongoing development of the CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADES ridden by Alvaro Bautista and Leon Haslam.
Having got through its initial work programme swiftly and smoothly, the team decided to continue non-stop for the entire day, completing tasks that it had originally planned to address over two half-day sessions.
The track action ended at around 5.00pm as a result of a rain shower that, albeit brief, left the track wet.
Team HRC will be back on track for the season’s fourth round, scheduled to take place at Donington Park (UK) on 2-4 July.
The Navarra circuit is located near the town of Los Arcos, along the new stretch of the Autovía del Camino highway that links Pamplona and Logroño, between the towns of Estella and Viana. Circuito de Navarra Calle Malvasia 5, 31210 Los Arcos, Navarra