|Camier making waves!|
FIXI Crescent Suzuki are giving a positive twist to the first wet test day at the eni FIM Superbike World Championship Motorcycle test at Jerez in Spain. They are seeing it as a chance to collect valuable information for wet weather conditions for the season ahead.
The rain in Spain
Leon Camier was the fourth fastest around the Spanish circuit as he splashed his way to a best lap of 1'53.285 from his sixty one circulations of the Jerez track. Camier was able to evaluate wet weather settings and strategies for FIXI Crescent Suzuki's GSX-R, which the team will be able to use as a benchmark for any forthcoming rain-affected races in 2013.
The damp conditions did little to dampen Jules Cluzel's enthusiasm, as the Frenchman seized the opportunity to test the Yoshimura-powered Suzuki GSX-R's wet-weather prowess.
He continued with his comprehensive learning process on a Superbike and his quickest time of 1'54.168 during his forty-one laps gave him a very impressive eighth position on the leader-board. Davide Giugliano on an Aprilia set the fastest time of the day.
I can see clearly now the rain has gone..
The rain in Spain
FIXI Crescent Suzuki has one more day at Jerez and the clouds are clearing to give a full day of dry weather, so Camier and Cluzel can continue with the important set-up work the pair began at Almeria last week.
A full report, at the conclusion of the Jerez test, with quotes from Camier, Cluzel and Team manager Paul Denning, will be released after the conclusion of the tests.
Jerez Test Day One Classification:
1. Davide Giugliano 1'50.531
2. Marco Melandri +0.419
3. Sylvain Guintoli +2.378
4. Leon Camier (FIXI Crescent Suzuki) +2.754
5. Eugene Laverty +2.879
8 Jules Cluzel (FIXI Crescent Suzuki) +3.637.
Information from: Team Suzuki Press Office.