Glenn Irwin yesterday made his debut for the Quattro JG Speedfit Kawasaki British Superbike squad on the first day of testing at Guadix and said he feels immediately comfortable on the ZX-10RR.
The young Irishman has switched from the booming Panigale V-twin to a four-pot for the first time in three years and 2019 will be his first in the Bennetts British Superbike series on a multi-cylinder bike.
“It was really good to get on the bike today. The last time I rode a four-cylinder was the Gearlink Kawasaki Supersport at the Sunflower in 2015, so it was very different,” said Irwin.
“I immediately felt comfortable on the bike, I had to get used to a different gear pattern that it would have been on the twin but we managed to get through quite a lot of electronics strategies and started to play with the chassis.
“Predominantly, it has been about getting in the laps and I think I totalled nearly 80 on day one. The lads have been mega to work with and it gives me a lot of focus and motivation for 2019.”