Voltcom Suzuki new-boy Eugene Laverty wrapped up three days of World Superbike testing at Jerez pleased with his work but reckons there is still some fine-tuning to do with the Motec electronics which caused him problems on day one.
Laverty shared the track with team-mate Alex Lowes, plus the Kawasaki, Aprilia and Pata Honda squads, and said he thinks the bike will be able to win races in 2014…
“It has been an eventful test and I want to say a big thank-you to my new team for making it possible to stay on for the extra days – it made a big difference and I was fortunate that we could do it. We had a really positive day yesterday and made quite a bit of headway with the Suzuki GSX-R," said Laverty.
"It has a good base-setting, great feedback from the chassis and the potential to be really successful, but we still have a bit of work to do to get there. We definitely have the capability to be competitive and to win races, but we need to do some fine tuning - especially with corner exit and electronic control strategies.
"Crescent has some very capable people and I am confident we can take big steps. It is now a matter of time to get things right ready for the new season, so I will be looking forward to what the guys can do over the break before we test again in January.
“It was also good to have my new team-mate at the test. I am looking forward to working with him next year and it was great to have someone as keen as he is on the other side of the garage! I have had team-mates that have never been that eager to go testing, but he was right on it and looked fast out there.”