James Westmoreland is raring to go for the new MCE British Superbike season and is looking forward to the official test day at Donighton Park next week to understand where the team are compared to its competition.

The JG Speedfit Kawasaki team enjoyed two pre-season tests in Spain with an initial four-day test in Cartagena followed by a three-day run at Guadix working on the updated Kawasaki ZX-10R.

Westmoreland was joined by his new team-mate and former MotoGP rider James Ellison at both tests, working on new engine and chassis setups as well as suspension and electronic settings.

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Westmoreland was thrilled by the progress the team made and despite a small tumble on the final day in Cartagena, the British rider gave a glowing report.

"It's been a mega seven days on track and I really couldn't be happier," Westmoreland declared. "Apart from the crash at the end, Cartagena was very positive but it was more about shaking off the winter rust and getting the bike set-up, so it was at Guadix where the bike began to feel like my own. We all worked as a team to get through everything we had planned and I'm feeling really comfortable on the Kawasaki.

"The team are now going back to work on some of the things we've learnt and I'm already itching to get back out at Donington and see how we fare against everyone else."

The team has now returned to its UK base where they will completely strip the ZX-10R bikes and rebuild with the information gathered from the riders and data from the tests, as they prepare for the official BSB test at Donington Park on 26th March.

Team principal Mark Smith-Halvorsen was delighted with the work completed by his team and is optimistic ahead of discovering where the JG Speedfit Kawasaki team are compared to its rivals.

"We'll now go back and review everything we have learned, stripping both Superbikes before building them as anoptimised package ahead of our next test at Donington," he said. "When I look at where we are compared to last year I'm confident that we'll be challenging from the off at round one."