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RIDERNEWS
Leon Camier:
“I am quite happy with the way everything has gone at the test. We had both wet and dry days, so we were able to try lots of different things. I do feel that my riding could have improved, it felt like my timing was a little bit off, but maybe that’s just because Jerez is a completely new track for me. I know that it's achievable to be up there with front guys and given that we have only had half-of-a-day dry track time here at Jerez and some of the riders in-front of me were here for three days late last year, I am very positive about the performance. It will be good to get to Australia and push the bike a bit harder, as it’s a much quicker track and we’ll be able to see what it can do there. I’m looking forward to the season.”

Jules Cluzel:
“It has been a good test in both the wet and dry conditions. At the end of today I was able to push a bit more and understand more how the FIXI Crescent Suzuki behaves. I really enjoyed myself and I know that I can go faster. I did a 10-lap run today, which is my longest so far on the Superbike, this helped me be more consistent and find my reference points. My biggest problem today was the wheelies, it’s hard to control the bike with so much power! I have learned a lot of things, but know there is more to come and I look forward to Phillip Island and improving further.”

Paul Denning – Team Manager:
“It has been a bit frustrating overall with the weather, as the track didn’t really dry out properly until this afternoon. All things considered though we have had a good test and are only just behind our competitors despite them having more track time from the test last year - so to be so close in such a short time has got to be a good signal for the season ahead. Leon rode really well and as far as I can see he didn’t make any mistakes at all. He did seem to ride well within his abilities and was very smooth all through the test. The FIXI Crescent Suzuki GSX-R is certainly going in the right direction, but it is difficult to really analyse its performance here as the riders have to control wheelies and keep the bike calm, rather than being able to use full power, which is something we will be able to do at the next test.

“Jules looked really good in the rain yesterday, but he was frustrated by a small crash today that cost him time as the bike was repaired and then he had a technical issue that kept him in the garage for a while. His attitude has been first class throughout, he is positive and upbeat and his lap-times are pretty good considering he’s had so little experience on a Superbike. Once he’s got a few more laps under his belt, I’m sure he’ll find the rhythm easier and he’ll and be up there with the fastest guys. Jules is definitely not scared of opening the throttle and we are excited to have him on the team!”

Jerez Test Day Two Classification:
1. Marco Melandri 1’40.758: 2. Davide Giugliano +0.103: 3. Eugene Laverty +0.286: 4. LEON CAMIER (FIXI CRESCENT SUZUKI) +0.426: 5. Jonathon Rea +0.883: 9.JULES CLUZEL (FIXI CRESCENT SUZUKI) +1.877:

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