Reigning World Superbike champion Sylvain Guintoli has been left satisfied by pre-season testing in Aragon and Portimao despite the less than ideal conditions.

The Frenchman was joined by team mate Michael van der Mark in Portimao and Aragon for PATA Honda's early season test sessions, where the pair got to grips with their 2015 Honda CBR1000RR World Superbikes.

However, Honda's progress was hampered due to tricky conditions, with rain in Portugal and a very cold track in Spain. Regardless of the weather, the pair were happy with their work, which comes ahead of Honda's official unveiling of their WSBK team this weekend at the Motor Bike Expo in Verona, Italy.

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"In spite of the rain at Portimao, the test was good there for the first time out on the 2015-spec CBR; and the times were quite good, even on 25-lap tyres," Guintoli said. "I was feeling a lot more comfortable on the bike by the end. Aragon has also been good, but it's been really cold. We worked on power delivery, engine brake and bike balance with some interesting findings. I cannot wait to race in Australia."

PATA Honda's technical co-ordinator, Pieter Breddels is content with the results of the tests, despite having to play catch up after a rain-effected day cut down on their track time.

"After Monday's wash out, we were able to do some laps today and cross-check the settings found in Portimao last week," said Breddels. "Michael tested new front geometry, which Sylvain already tested last week, and we tried some softer springs and a higher bike for Sylvain to give him a little more feel and transfer.

"All in all, considering track conditions and the number of laps, we leave with a positive feeling for our third and final test this month where we hope to see some more dry track time."