Race-winning 2012 World Superbike rookie Chaz Davies made his S1000RR debut during the start of a two-day test session with BMW Italia at Jerez.
Davies, the 2011 World Supersport champion, posted this picture on his official Twitter page (@ChazDavies) with the comment: "Good 1st impressions on the BMW in Jerez. Damp patches this morning and now raining so not ideal but good 2 ride again!"
Davies, who spent his debut WSBK season on a ParkinGO MTC Aprilia, will ride alongside Marco Melandri at BMW Italia next year.
BMW Italia has morphed into the 'official' S1000RR squad after the closure of the factory team. Follow Chaz on Twitter for the latest updates.