Fixi Suzuki's Leon Camier posted the third-quickest time in yesterday's Imola Worlfd Superbike test and now feeling more optimistic after going six-tenths quicker than Carlos Checa's lap record from 2011.
The lanky Alderran resident found a consistently fast pace, posting six laps in the low 1'49.7s bracket before his final try towards the end of the session saw a 1'47.238 - extracting maximum pace from the new Yoshimura engine.
"That was a long, hard day but I'm happy with the progress we made. We were able to try out lots of different things without the pressure and stress of a race weekend and we have made significant steps forward. We've put in a lot of laps and got a lot done in many areas. The new-specification Yoshimura engine we tried today is a good improvement, but there's more to come and that makes me feel very optimistic about the future. It was good to finish in the top three today and also beat the lap record," he said.