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Kawasaki set to test Vermeulen at Aragon

Chris Vermeulen could be out on track for what will be his first proper test with Kawasaki in eight months...
Kawasaki and BMW Italia are embarking on two days of private World Superbike testing at Motorland Aragon as they look to overcome a disappointing start to their respective 2011 campaigns.

The opening round of the season at Phillip Island saw Kawasaki make its debut with the ZX-10R, but while Tom Sykes posted a pair of solid top ten finishes, both he and team-mate Joan Lascorz had been top five during practice.

BMW Italia, meanwhile, scraped into the points as they made their Superbike debut with James Toseland and Ayrton Badovini, the pair insisting the team needs more testing miles under its belt.

Nonetheless, both it and Kawasaki will get its wish with an outing around the Spanish circuit, which joins the WSBK calendar for the first time in 2011.

Chris Vermeulen is expected to be on track for Kawasaki ahead of his proposed return to action at Donington Park next week, the Australian announcing via his Twitter account that he has been given the all-clear to ride the bike this week.



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Dave - Unregistered

March 17, 2011 2:42 PM

I think it's great that WSB teams can test as much as they want whenever they want to. More testing is only way that the lesser teams, or those switching machinery, will be able to make the leaps to catch up with the more established teams. Motorcycling racing is all about how the bike feels to the rider. This is something that cannot be simulated on a computer. Nothing helps riders get that feel than rding the bike. Also, may be if the riders could test more they'd stay clear of the motocross and use the race track to maintain their fitness. This would avoid the motocross induced injuries that some of the top riders are carrying. As usual the WSB governing body are far more progressive in the area of testing than the MotoGP.



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