Paul Young has spent this last week in Valencia, Spain tyre testing for Pirelli. He rode his Suzuki British Superbike for countless laps around the circuit, collecting valuable data for Pirelli. He will be one of the only superbike riders in the world to be on the Italian tyres in 2002.

"I did hundreds of laps just testing tyres," said Young. "We used some production ones, as well as trying out some special stuff with new compounds.

"The GSX-R still isn't how I want it next year. It's more like a Superstock racer with superbike forks and tyres."

Despite this Young was pleased with the pace he set in Spain and told MCN: "My times were well under the Superstock lap record, but we've still got a bit to do before we're up with the top superbikes."



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