Team Hero Erik Buell Racing is hoping its recent two-day private test in Spain will see it make further progress during the second World Superbike Championshp round at Motorland Aragon.

The first all-American manufacturer to enter WSBK, EBR endured a trying debut at Phillip Island as it fought to bring the new and under-developed 1190RX up to speed in the most competitive of surroundings

Indeed, though the team was comfortably down the order - a matter not helped when lead rider Geoff May was forced out of the races with a broken collarbone -, the team did nonetheless make decent strides over the week.

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Since then, May has recovered from injury to join Aaron Yates in a two-day test at Alcarras in Spain to trial new forks, gearing and electronics.

Though the returning May is under no illusion that Aragon will be a tough venue to learn, he is confident there will be a step up in performance.

"This test was positive. The new forks and new electronic setup will help us to be more competitive in the races at Aragon. Aragon MotorLand is a fast track and I have never raced there but I am confident we will make a step forward compared to Phillip Island."

"We tested a lot of different solutions, some that were positive and were a step forward," added Yates. "It was a good test and it helped us to know which direction to move. I am really looking forward to racing in Aragon."