Scott Redding and the Marc VDS team plan to put extra focus on electronics for this weekend's German MotoGP at Sachsenring.
The young Englishman is yet to get comfortable with his factory RC213V, scoring just two points more than at this stage last season, when he was riding an Open class Honda.
Redding expects the tight and twisty Sachsenring to favour those with the Open class concessions - which includes the factory Ducati and Suzuki teams - but is keeping his own sights set on closing the gap to the front.
“I suspect we're in for a tough weekend in Germany,” he warned. “The Sachsenring isn't a horsepower track, it's more about corner speed and edge grip and I know from last year that the softer tyre means we're going to see some of the open class riders up the front this weekend.
“Our goal remains the same though; to close the gap to the other factory Honda riders. So far this year we've done a lot with the set-up of the bike, but this weekend the plan is to focus more on the electronics, to see if we can find an improvement there.
“If we can make a step forward and close the gap to the frontrunners, then that will be a positive result to take into the summer break.”