Walker shows strong BSB test pace with GBmoto

Chris Walker emerges as one of the standouts from pre-season BSB testing on the Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki.
Chris Walker is feeling confident heading into the 2014 MCE British Superbike Championship opener after producing a top three performance during pre-season testing at Snetterton.

The motorcycling veteran heads into his 12th season of BSB racing having made the switch to Lloyds British GBmoto over the winter, who in turn have made the switch from Honda to Kawasaki machinery.

Indeed, Walker – who has ridden Kawasakis for the last four season – was right at home on the ZX-10R and has been a regular front runner in testing, peaking with his third place at Snetterton behind just Shane Byrne and Jakub Smrz.

“I'm really happy with that. Testing is testing and Brands will be different but to have achieved these times round here in the short space of time we've all been working together is impressive.

“I've run on a couple of times but other than that it's been 'trauma free testing' all the way through and I can honestly say James and myself have worked through a lot of changes that have helped us both. Overall I'm really excited to get racing now!”

Similarly, team-mate James Ellison has been a consistent top ten rider during the three pre-season tests despite technical issues and feels he is well prepared for the Brands Hatch opener.

“Although we finished up closer to where I wanted to be its felt like I kept getting up to speed but maybe half a session too late. We lost a session with an electronic fault but we've made big gains when compared with yesterday and Donington.

“I need to think about my own riding style a little to make up that last bit of time to be really competitive, but we have to remember this bike is only nine days old! I'm happy with the way we've kept chipping away, Chris has been really fast and that pushes you, it's good to have a competitive team mate.”

Tagged as: Ellison , Kawasaki

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