Britain's Chaz Davies put in his first dry laps aboard the BMW S1000RR he will champion in next year's World Superbike Championship but had to wait for rain to clear at Motorland Aragon.
The former World Supersport Champion had a run out in the wet at Valencia earlier this month and then rolled into Aragon only for the heavens to open. The Welshman did, though, get some dry laps in on day two.
“It has been challenging again due to the weather. A few days ago the forecast said it would be bright sunshine and I was quite excited. But then we came to the track and it was completely wet. Anyway I did 25 laps yesterday and improved my feeling in the wet, so that was positive even if these weren’t the conditions we were looking for. This morning it was wet again and we eventually had to wait for half the day until the track dried," said Davies.
“I was very happy to finally ride the bike in fully dry conditions and my good first impressions of the RR were confirmed. I think it went very well and I have learned a lot. We focused on me getting comfortable, were working with the electronics a lot and also started to work on the suspension, but obviously we only had three or four hours of riding in reasonable conditions. That is not enough to know everything about the bike. So we are still missing track time but I am very positive at the moment.”