Both Pata Honda's Leon Haslam and Jonathan Rea continue to be frustrated by electronics glitches in their Honda Fireblades with Haslam saying they are no further on with the development of the new HRC software which runs inside their existing Cosworth hardware.
The pair spent two dry days at Motorland Aragon trying to eliminate the problems, leaving them with lots of work to do when they return to the track for the second World Superbike round next weekend. Today was wet and next to useless for any making any progress.
"It’s been a frustrating few days actually because we haven’t been able to move the new electronics on from where we were in Australia in the first round," said Haslam.
"The weather today didn’t help either and there’s a lot more work to do before we’re ready to challenge properly next weekend when we come back to Aragon for round two. Physically, I’m feeling good after the recent operation on the foot I broke last year, so I’m ready to do some more testing before then."
Rea added: "I did a back-to-back comparison with last year’s electronics and it’s easy to see the potential that the new system has. However, the teething problems we had in Australia don’t seem to have gone away so we haven’t got as much out of this test as we wanted.
"We’ve got another couple of days testing at Alcarras next week, which will be really useful. We’ve also got some good brains working on the system, so we know there’s more to come."