The week ahead will be full of testing appointments for Superbike and Supersport in view of the opening round of the championship at Phillip Island on March 1st. The Australian track is the venue for four days of testing, albeit in two separate sessions, for all the official SBK teams and several of the most important SS teams.
On February 17th and 18th the factory Aprilia squad will be at Phillip Island with Max Biaggi and Shinya Nakano, Stiggy Honda with Leon Haslam and Roberto Rolfo (SBK), Anthony West and Gianluca Vizziello (SS); the Kawasaki Superbike Racing Team with Makoto Tamada and Broc Parkes, Ducati DFX with Regis Laconi and Honda Althea with Tommy Hill (SBK), Mark Aitchison and Matthieu Lagrive (SS).
The list of participants in the second round of testing is even more complete. On February 21st and 22nd the circuit will see the presence of factory teams from Ducati (Michel Fabrizio and Noriyuki Haga), Yamaha (Ben Spies and Tom Sykes), Honda (Carlos Checa, Jonathan Rea and Ryuichi Kiyonari), Suzuki (Max Neukirchner and Yukio Kagayama) and BMW (Troy Corser and Ruben Xaus). As for Supersport, Yamaha World Supersport (Cal Crutchlow and Fabien Foret) and Triumph BE-1 with Gianluca Nannelli and Garry McCoy, will be on track.
Source | SBK