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Gowland back on track at Cartagena

'We tried going in some different directions with the bike compared to the end of last season and then I worked on changing my riding style a bit to suit the R6' - Graeme Gowland
Graeme Gowland was back on track at Cartagena in Spain last week during a pre-season test on the Seton Tuning Yamaha team's R6.

Gowland, who split from WFR Honda in the British Superbike Championship last year with four rounds of the series remaining, finished fourth in the final British Supersport race of 2012 at Brands Hatch after joining the Yamaha outfit.

He worked on altering his riding style during the shakedown at Cartagena to suit the 600cc Yamaha and is now looking ahead to the next test as the team builds towards the opening round of the championship at Brands Hatch from April 5-7.

“It felt good to be back on the bike and great to see how hard the Seton Tuning Yamaha team have worked over the winter break,” Gowland told the official British Superbike website.

“We tried going in some different directions with the bike compared to the end of last season and then I worked on changing my riding style a bit to suit the R6.

“I am now looking forward to our next test ready for the start of the season.”



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Smiler - Unregistered

January 23, 2013 8:30 AM

Question for the discussion. With the ban for Superbikes testing in Europe does that include Assen? As it is a circuit for BSB does it count as a 'British' circuit when it comes to testing? The ban might have to be lifted in any case as Barry Simmonds (runs test days at a European circuit) has started a legal case claiming the ban is a breach of EU law regarding free trade across the union. If he is right (sounds kind of correct considering the principal of the common market) then I suppose you can either ban testing all together, allow then to go where they like or run a number of official tests that just happen to be at UK circuits.



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