Team HRC have endured one of the more difficult starts to the 2021 WorldSBK season - only manufacturer not to have a podium so far. 

Alvaro Bautista and Leon Haslam have both suffered from several mechanical issues, while Bautista is also one of the riders to have crashed the most so far in 2021.

Haslam did manage to show the CRB1000RR-R Fireblade’ potential last time out at Donington as he claimed a season best fourth. 

However, with development still not where the team needs it to be due to Covid and travel restrictions, team manager Leon Camier says ‘it will take time’ before they’re where ‘we would like to be’. 

Speaking after Donington, the first year team manager highlighted what key components are being focused on, which includes engine, chassis and electronics - basically the three main areas of the bike. 

Camier added: "Definitely not where we would like to be, obviously not where we’re aiming to be, but honestly we are learning a lot. This is all part of the course of developing and moving forward. 

"We’ve made some small changes in some areas and we’re finding the direction quite quickly. Obviously the testing restrictions we have (not helping) and it not being easy with Covid restrictions for travel, and having a lot of Japanese stuff here to help with direction. 

"We’re making progress but it will take some time for sure. The main thing right now is we’re understanding the direction and this is the important thing for the future to keep on the right track. 

"We have to work on all areas of the bike. We’re working on the engine, the chassis, working on electronics; literally the three main parts of the bike."