Tom Sykes says Kawasaki has a task ahead of it to bring its ZX-10R up to speed under the new regulations after a troubled two-day test in Aragon.

Joined by new team-mate Jonathan Rea for the first time, Sykes says he realised the new 2015 specification bike was not on the pace as soon as he left the pit-lane, forcing him to 'change his mindset' for the remainder of the test.

Setting a best time of 1min 51.2secs, Sykes was a tenth slower than Rea and a full second slower than the pace setting Ducati of Davide Giugliano.

"As we all know there are a lot of new technical regulations for 2015 and as soon as I left pitlane on day one I knew that we have a lot of work to do. I changed my mindset after that because we had a big list of things to try, plus some requests from KHI. We never got the chance to find a perfect package so we just focused more on race pace and evaluating things.

"We found a set-up and worked through the list of items to test. My approach was to find out where we are right now and what we need to do to get faster. I was also working on my riding style on the new set-up because in some ways it was ground zero at this test.

"We will work with a strong sense of the development direction we should take to arrive at the first round in Australia in a good place."



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