Fixi Suzuki's Leon Camier will find out on Friday whether his requests for more corner-to-corner grunt for the Imola World Superbike round have been granted and he will be able to challenge for top five positions at the Italian circuit.
Lez Pearson, who is team-mate John Hopkins' crew chief, has been in Japan working with engine builders Yoshimura to try and find some extra speed from the motors but team boss Jack Valentine has said there have also been improvement made with curbing tyre wear.
"Since Phillip Island, we’ve been poring over all the data and working on improving the bike. Leon was pretty happy with the chassis and base set-up, so we’ve been looking at other things - including improving tyre wear. John’s crew chief, Lez, spent some time in Yoshimura Japan after Phillip Island, sharing some data and ideas to improve the Crescent GSX-R. They found a couple of areas where improvements can be made and the first practice at Imola will give us a chance to see how these ideas make the bike feel," said Valentine.