Alastair Seeley eradicates stability issue at Snetterton

'We have been able to make a change by softening up the rear to soak up the bumps and I hope it works when we get back to Brands Hatch' - Alastair Seeley
Reigning British Supersport champion Alastair Seeley says he is gradually adjusting to the Tyco Suzuki GSXR1000 Superbike after a satisfactory test at Snetterton.

Seeley, who narrowly edged out Ben Wilson in 2011 to dramatically capture the Supersport crown at the final round, was pleased to overcome the stability issues he experienced with the big Suzuki at Brands Hatch on Wednesday.

"Today has been better for me than yesterday at Brands Hatch, as I have almost hit the nail on the head and I feel more comfortable on the Tyco Suzuki," he told the official British Superbike website.

"We have been able to make a change by softening up the rear to soak up the bumps and I hope it works when we get back to Brands Hatch. I am more confident on the power now - before I was not getting the feeling I needed so we are in range of where we need to be.

"It is just getting the tyres to last over race distance now."

Seeley's team-mate, Australian rider Josh Brookes, endured a frustrating beginning to the test at Snetterton as he experienced a series of grip problems, but rounded off the day on a brighter note.

"It started off as a frustrating day for us; in the early session the tyre tore up and I wasn't getting a comfortable feel," he explained.

"We adjusted the clutch, and then we had an issue with the thumb brake. After that we had to run in some new brake pads, before there was a red flag. It was frustrating not being able to get into a rhythm until our last run with a new tyre.

"We changed the rear link to improve tyre life and I was able to do a 1m 50.0s so we can leave here a little more satisfied. It is better to arrive there late in the day than not at all. So we finished the day on a high note."

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Alastair Seeley with the Tyco Suzuki
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Sparky62 - Unregistered

March 23, 2012 5:47 AM

Brookes, unless you have No 46 on your MotoGP bike or you are British you can't mention the problems you had with the bike. That is, apparently, "whinging". The armchair experts on Crash will tell you that. P.S. You are not a world class rider because of the problems you had at Philip Island so don't feel so proud about beating all of those British riders.

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