Simon Andrews managed to complete more than 100 laps at Snetterton as the MSS Colchester Kawasaki carried out a successful post-Thruxton test.
Andrews enjoyed his best performance of the ViSK.com British Superbike Championship season in Hampshire with a fourth and sixth place from the two races and the team then headed to Snetterton accompanied by electronics' experts from Magneti Marelli Competition Systems to iron out all the teething bugs in the ZX-10R's engine management system.
Andrews completed 102 laps of the circuit on both his Marelli bike and kit bike in order to compare data and despite a fall at Russell's Chicane, Andrews and the team made great strides, pinpointing problems and systematically eliminating them.
“That was a lot of laps but it's been a really constructive test in a number of respects,” Andrews said. “My wrist and arse are sore after my off but it's nice to have achieved something positive to ease the pain on the way home!”
Following the test, the more powerful Magneti Marelli-equipped ZX-10R has the full rider-aid package of anti-spin, anti-wheelie and launch control, something the riders and team have craved since the start of the season.
“That's it - we're firing on all four now,” team boss Nick Morgan said. “We've identified the source of all the fun and games we've been having, rectified it and done a lot of work on fine-tuning the system. To be honest we should really have been doing this in March but things came together so late we had no choice. This is such an important next step in the ZX-10R's development, I'm genuinely excited about the remaining races.”