Tomorrow, the team start the 2014 season with a two day test at Aragon involving all three riders. The test objectives are twofold: rider familiarisation and reliability testing of new developments. Over the closed season the team has worked hard on a multitude of technical areas and massive changes have been made. New forks, shocks, brakes, alternator, batteries, starter motor, petrol tank, wiring loom, wheels, exhaust systems and master cylinders have all been introduced and must be tested.
Currently the weather is fine and dry with daytime temperatures at about 15C, so conditions are close to perfect.
The team will be pleased to welcome new sponsor Ray Marchant of Marchant Engineering Ltd to the test. Ray has been around the classic paddocks for a few years now and some may know him as the owner of the immaculate, but noisy MV Agusta, that has been paraded regularly. On this occassion Ray will trackday his up to date 1000cc Suzuki.
More on the test later….