Bonovo BMW's Loris Baz finished the two-day Aragon WorldSBK test as the fastest M1000RR pilot but says he isn't completely satisfied with the bike.
The Frenchman ended six-tenths behind fastest man Jonathan Rea in fifth place and seven-tenths ahead of Scott Redding's works bike so is targeting top-six finishes at this weekend's season opener.
“It has been a strange test because it was really cold but the Pirelli tyre works well in the cold, like always. Overall I am happy with the improvement we made, even if I am not completely satisfied with the bike yet," said Baz.
"The most important thing is that we are going into the right direction, we make the right changes and I think that everything we tried was pretty good. I am happy with the job we do with BMW and the Bonovo action BMW Racing Team.
"It’s great that we could continue the good work we made at Misano after the difficult Barcelona test. Now I am excited to go into the first race weekend. I’m a race guy and all I want is to be on the grid so it is really great to start again.
"The first weekend is always interesting because you build from there so it is an important weekend as a base for the rest of the season. I hope we can continue with the same feeling we had at the test, trying to make improvement again on the race pace.
"Let’s see what we can achieve. If we could be in the top-six with the pace we had at the test would be really good.”