Eugene Laverty says he wonders whether the Jerez circuit has something against his Suzuki GSX-R1000 after a 'tough test' there this week.

The Irishman, who was a double race winner aboard an Aprilia during last year's Jerez event, spent the three WSBK test days testing a new swingarm on the Voltcom Crescent machine.

However, he says the test threw up issues he hasn't experienced on the bike before and admitted the bike didn't perform as well in Spain as it has elsewhere.

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"It was a tough test, and we came across issues we haven't experienced elsewhere, but I was happy that it finished well and that we learned a lot. We tested the new swingarm, and found some clear positives as well as some possible question marks, so now we need to decide on our starting point for the next round at Aragon.

"My first ever test on the GSX-R in Jerez wasn't easy, so maybe the track has something against us, because the bike has been brilliant elsewhere! That said, we ended up only 0.5s off the fastest race tyre time, and with a solid base to go forward from, so I'm looking forward to Aragon!"