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Byrne, Easton continue Spanish testing programme

'Both riders unfortunately slid off but they didn't do too much damage and they were relatively low speed' - Paul Risbridger
Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki duo Shane 'Shakey' Byrne and Stuart Easton both crashed on the final day of the Pro Test at Cartagena in Spain, but escaped without injury.

Byrne continued to get to grips with the ZX-10R following his switch from Honda as Easton clocked up the miles following a 10-month injury lay-off in the wake of his practice crash at the 2011 North West 200 international road race.

The pair were involved in relatively minor slip-offs at slow speed and will now head to Almeria in Spain to continue testing before returning to the UK for the final BSB tests ahead of the first round at Brands Hatch at Easter.

Paul Risbridger, team manager, said: “It has been a good test for the team and we have made good progress. Both riders unfortunately slid off today but they didn't do too much damage and they were relatively low speed.

"Everything has been working well and the boys have been using this test to get things just the way they like them and fine tune the bikes from there.

“Shakey mainly focused on suspension today and has been feeling happier now he has had some time on the bike. We now have another test in Almeria and we are happy; it isn't perfect yet but we haven't finished and there is still a lot that the team can look at once we return to the UK.

"We can then plan ahead for the UK tests as there is still more to come.”



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