Loris Baz was within striking distance of his Kawasaki team-mate Tom Sykes as the French rider set an impressive pace at the Jerez test.

Baz was second fastest overall after a lap in 1m 39.9s, with World Superbike champion Sykes managing a best time of 1m 39.6s at the Spanish track.

"We have just tried the last things we wanted to try before the test ban. We have some new things that we want for next season and I think we are going to have them all ready for the next tests in January, simply because we now have some more good information now," said Baz.

"We have been putting all we have together in one package. I did over 70 laps on each of the first two days. The weather was good but track conditions, for me, changed a little on day two but we still improved our lap time and at the end we got close to Tom at this test.

"I used both race and qualifying tyres to compare them. I am happy to go into the winter break after this test."



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