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Oulton BSB Test: Easton 'excited' for round two after R1 progression

ePayMe Yamaha’s Stuart Easton was able to get some much needed track time out on his R1 at the official MCE British Superbike test at Oulton Park, and after the sessions was left feeling ‘excited’ to go racing once again, after his team made some progress with his bike.

Easton finished the testing session P16 on the combined timing screens and used his time to get more comfortable on the R1, and adapting his style to the circuit. The Scot missed a round at the Cheshire track last summer as he was recovering from a broken leg, which did set him back.

He did experienced a few issues with the Yamaha during the first round of the BSB series at Silverstone, but these appear to have been eradicated and changes to the chassis have definitely helped matters.


“Definite progression has been made. We started off pretty steady again. To get the miles that we did get is good, and the progress that we have made has been really good. We have tried some things with the chassis and there are more things we want to test when we come back for the race,” said Easton, speaking to Bikesportnews.com.

“I feel pretty excited now and I think there is a bit of light at the end of the tunnel and I am looking forward to next week so I can improve more. I feel I have more to gain than most and we have taken a huge step and there is more there and I am keen.”

Being comfortable on the bike is of key importance for the former British Supersport champion and he is feeling much more positive about getting some solid results at the next round at Oulton.

Easton added: “It is just a different bike from what I have been on and I just needed miles on it - it is clearly a really good bike, I just needed to get adapted to it. I think missing half of last season clearly set me back. I broke both my legs and I did the first five races, but missed Oulton Park and Silverstone last year. But the team are doing a great job and we are making progress and I am happy.”

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