The two-day test session that Team HRC has completed at the the Andalusian track of Jerez de la Frontera in Spain was facilitated by ideal weather conditions.
Only a little early morning fog on day one delayed proceedings by half an hour, but for the rest of the time cloudless skies and warm weather (air temp 24 C° track temp 35 C°), allowed Alvaro Bautista and Leon Haslam to make the most of their track time and work hard with their technicians from 10am to 6pm.
The two Team HRC riders worked calmly and methodically, in a way they cannot during a tightly-scheduled race weekend, concentrating on all set-up areas of their CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE SP bikes and carrying out comparative tests and checks regarding the many updates prepared by HRC throughout the season.
The significant amount of information and data collected during what is the final test of the season for Team HRC will be used by the Japanese engineers as they move forward with their development work. The goal is to continue the positive performance trend seen in the final races of 2020, where both Bautista and Haslam consistently demonstrated top-five pace.
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)|