Just two weeks on from the end of the 2014 World Superbike Championship, the countdown to the 2015 season is already underway as Kawasaki and Ducati begin their winter programmes in Spain.

After losing out on the 2014 title to Sylvain Guintoli and Aprilia, Tom Sykes and Kawasaki begin their preparations for next season in earnest with a two-day outing around Motorland Aragon.

Furthermore, Jonathan Rea will get his first laps on the Kawasaki ZX-10R following his switch from PATA Honda. Not only will it be the Ulsterman's first time on a Kawasaki, it will be the first time he has ridden anything other than a Honda in Superbike configuration.

Joining them on track will be Chaz Davies and Davide Giugliano as they get to work on the 2015 specification Ducati Panigale R.

Over in Valencia, meanwhile, Moto2-convert Nico Terol will get his first taste of Superbike machinery on the Althea Ducati alongside Matteo Baiocco.

Later in the week, PATA Honda will arrive at Motorland Aragon with all-new line-up Guintoli and Michael van der Mark, while Leon Haslam will get his first laps on the Red Devils Roma Aprilia RSV4



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