Tom Sykes says Kawasaki is moving in 'the right direction' following five days of testing in Jerez, even if he admits he is yet to find the perfect set-up on the 2015 specification of the Kawasaki ZX-10R.

The 2013 champion raised some alarm following the first test in Motorland Aragon after claiming Kawasaki has 'work to do' to bring the new bike up to speed under the new-for-2015 regulations.

As such, Kawasaki used all five days available to them in Jerez to get mileage on the bike, even if it only managed one and half days of useable dry weather mileage.

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Nonetheless, Sykes - who was suffering with a virus from the second day - was pleased to get additional laps in wet conditions, an area where he struggled particularly in 2014.

Indeed, having set a fastest lap time of 1min 40.853secs - a tenth adrift of new team-mate Jonathan Rea -, Sykes is confident Kawasaki have a solid foundation from which to pick up in January.

"We have worked on a long list of things we had to try. It has been a five-day test but unfortunately on day two I have come down with some virus, which hasn't helped the job. But we have done a lot of dry laps and understood what we needed to improve and where to go in the future. In the dry we did not get to show our full potential but in the wet I was happy.

"We have really struggled in the past in the wet and this was the first time I was able to what I wanted to do with the Ninja ZX-10R in those conditions. For sure we are not on the perfect set-up yet but we are going in the right direction, because I went faster at this track than ever before in full wet conditions.

"We did a lot of practice starts as well, to evaluate some material for next year. In general it has been a very constructive test and one that has put us on the right path for continuing testing in 2015."

The next track outing for the team will be at Motorland Aragon on 19 and 20 January, before heading to Australia for the official tests and the start of the 2015 WSBK season