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Vermeulen: The times are so close!

Chris Vermeulen shrugs off his 16th position in World Superbike testing at Phillip Island by pointing out he is just two tenths off the top ten
Chris Vermeulen says an extra two tenths is all he needs to break the top ten ahead of the opening World Superbike round in Australia following a progressive performance during testing.

The Australian was trialling the Kawasaki ZX-10R around a familiar circuit for the first time, the former MotoGP rider ending up 16th on the timesheets, but just two tenths adrift off Leon Camier in ninth.

It's a deficit Vermeulen is confident he can recover when competition gets underway at Phillip Island this weekend.

“We improved in every session around here, and it was good to be riding at a track I really knew. We tried out some new linkage and shock components and they really helped with weight transfer.

“Now we are at the stage of trying to dial the bike in and understand the different race tyres. We still have work to do on race weekend and the times were so close at this test. Another two-tenths and I would have moved up about six places.”



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kwikkwak - Unregistered

February 23, 2010 12:47 PM

An unintelligent comment on here as usual.Chris will finish races inside the top ten without a doubt.He is not a crasher for a start(until now cos i have said it!)unlike Hopper and i am a fan of his.The big problem is trying to finish inside the top six.I just want to see how the all new ZX-10 will go next year :D



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