Chris Walker admits Rob Mac Racing are 'far from where they want to be' after a difficult second ViSK.com British Superbike Championship round at Oulton Park.
Walker was the team's leading representative over the course of the weekend after Graeme Gowland was sidelined by injury during qualifying, while Michael Rutter endured a struggle throughout.
Walker qualified inside the top ten and fought hard to record 11th and ninth place finishes, but the results fall below what he had hoped for.
"We are far from where we want to be at the finish line but I feel we have made some great steps forward today. This has been a tough weekend with a couple of crashes not helping my guys have had to be on top form and I thank them for that.
“We have turned the corner with the new bike, a bit of time now before our next race will let us take in all we have learnt today."
Rutter, meanwhile, has vowed to improve his form after finishing outside the points in both races. Blaming his struggle on a failure to get comfortable on the Yamaha R1, Rutter is looking ahead to a test before Donington Park.
"I cannot get comfortable on the new bike, both Chris and Graham's style seem to cope with the power from the new bike but I do not have the confidence just yet. I think what we learnt in the last race was very encouraging and I need next week's test to work well."