Jonathan Rea says he is eager to get his performance testing on the Kawasaki ZX-10R underway after seeing hopes of any meaningful mileage at Motorland Aragon scuppered by poor weather.

The manufacturer kicked off its pre-season schedule by joining PATA Honda in Spain for a two-day test, but freezing temperatures would prevent Rea and Tom Sykes from getting much done beyond necessary gearshift and clutch evaluations during a brief respite in the conditions.

Indeed, the lack of running is beginning to play on Rea's mind, the Ulsterman - who has switched from PATA Honda over the winter - admitting he hasn't completed enough pure performance laps yet.

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"To be honest we were not able to get any meaningful performance testing done but we managed to work on some ideas in relation to gear shifting and clutch set-ups for race starts.

"If I consider the amount of hours I have ridden with the bike it is not a lot so we need to work on our performance at the next test rather than on general set-up. We will work on getting the best out of me and the bike now at the next test in Jerez."

Kawasaki will now travel to Jerez next week in the hope of warmer, drier conditions prior to flying out to Phillip Island for the opening round.