The GBmoto Racing team stepped up their preparation for their debut season in the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship as Tristan Palmer and Luke Quigley continue their test programme at the Spanish circuit of Alcarras.
The team have been working hard on their Honda CBR1000RRs over the past two days as they prepare for the move into the Superbike class from the Metzeler National Superstock 1000 Championship. The Global Reach Partners purple Hondas have been making steady improvements as both Palmer and Quigley have focused on electronics with the assistance of Motec.
Palmer said: "I am very pleased with the bike so far and we are still making lots of changes in every session. We are taking big steps forward and the GBmoto Honda is working really well already. Alcarras seems to be a great track to test at and the good weather so far has been a big help. The team are working really well with all the new kit and I am quite happy."
Quigley said: "I started the test a little nervously and unsure of how I was going to get on riding a Superbike again, but from the first session I could sense things were going to go well. Yesterday, our electronics guy made some big improvements with our fuelling and every session I went out it felt better. Today we have made more progress with the electronics and have started to make a few chassis changes, which I think are working well."
Team owner Mark-Smith-Halvorsen concluded: "The team seem to be gelling together really well, with many of the new members already showing their worth. This has created a great environment for us to make our way through a hectic schedule of testing lots of new things. The riders have done a great job of similarly working through many things and their feedback is allowing us to make quality changes as we slowly bring our superbikes up to speed. It wouldn't be right not to mention our sponsors and suppliers for 2012 and to thank them for allowing us not only to be here, but to continue to progress with some bright prospects ahead - your help, support and assistance is greatly appreciated".