The Milwaukee Yamaha team has finally pulled off the wraps on the all-new bike as Josh Brookes and Broc Parkes rode the YZF-R1 race bike in anger for the first time during pre-season testing in Alcarras in Spain.

Testing began for the Yamaha team on Tuesday and marked the first time the new R1, riders and team have all worked together in a racing capacity in 2015.

Both riders used the first day of testing to get to grips with the bike and plan to build up their testing schedule with a culmination of their efforts coming to fruition at the official test day at Donington Park on 26th March.

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Milwaukee Yamaha team manager Mick Shanley was delighted with the first impressions the bike had with the riders and is confident about the R1's potential for the upcoming season.

"It has been a really positive start for the team here in Spain with both Josh and Broc having their first experience of the new race bike," Shanley said to Britishsuperbike.com. "Today was the next stage of our programme after a lot of hard work from the team over the winter.

"The opening day has been about getting some laps under our belt and I am happy with this first shakedown - it has all gone smoothly and the Milwaukee Yamahas have not missed a beat, which is a testament to Yamaha and also to our team. We can already see that the bike has huge potential and we haven't even scratched the surface yet."

The team will complete the test before returning to Britain to analyse the data collected, as they prepare for the Donington Park test in two weeks.

The new MCE British Superbike season commences at the Derbyshire track over Easter weekend on the 4-6 April.