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Toseland: Yamaha has made 'massive improvements'

“After my podium at Portimão, I'm keen to get to Valencia,” he enthused. “I think we can continue our good streak. I don't know how the bike will be there as we used the 2009 bike in our winter test, but I'm optimistic. Lots of the teams have tested there recently so we've got some work to do, but hopefully we'll be up there and will have a good result.”

“Valencia is one of the WSBK circuits with the most stadium character,” added the 25-year-old's crew chief Marcus Eschenbacher. “The track is flat and has some banked corners. The track conditions vary a lot, so it is never certain what it will be like.

“The infield is technical and physical for the riders and the last corner is particularly hard for the tyres over a race distance, so the track is more difficult than it appears. We made some adjustments to the bike at Portimão which Cal really liked, adding weight to the rear to improve the balance for him. We hope that we can find some new improvements again for the coming round.”

“Our test at Valencia over the winter went well,” summarised Yamaha Sterilgarda WSBK team manager Massimo Meregalli. “Following Portimão, we will bring some more electronic updates for the bikes to the Spanish circuit in order to continue the progress we made from the first two rounds and be as competitive as possible.

“The electronics are our focus for development at the moment, so these updates will include new maps for both James and Cal. Unfortunately the time is very short between these races, but I am confident that we will get more improvements this weekend again.”





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