Snetterton test for Easton, Hydrex

Stuart Easton is confident improvements to the Hydrex Honda's electronics package will help them maintain better race pace in the upcoming British Superbike Championship rounds.

Easton and team-mate Karl Harris starred on the run up to the opening races at Brands Hatch, setting the pace in most of the practice sessions and qualifying on the front row of the grid.

However, both riders could not match Worx Crescent Suzuki, Airwaves Yamaha and HM Plant Honda in the races, prompting them to travel to Snetterton to work on their electronics system.

Completing 89 laps, Easton, who eventually finished fourth and third after leading both races, was impressed with the level of progress made.

"We were testing the new electronics system at Snetterton yesterday (Monday) and although we were running on used tyres we certainly felt a real improvement as we approached what would be race distance,” he told the official BSB website. “At Brands Hatch we had a tyre spin on the rim and after working through some changes it looks like we have solved the issue now.

"The day yesterday gave us a real chance to test different extremes settings to see how the Hydrex Honda reacted to the changes. I did 89 laps so we did quite a lot of mileage. My fastest lap was a 1min 05.7s, which on worn tyres is not bad round there and we were lapping at last year's race pace.

“This was the fastest time I have done around Snetterton and we now have some really good base settings for the suspension and gearing. This puts us in a strong position for the round here later in the year."

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Stuart Easton - Hydrex Honda [pic credit: Clive Challinor]
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