Eugene Laverty and Chaz Davies came away from a two-day test at Jerez with improved electronics strategies after being faced with a very slippery circuit.
Rain had washed the Spanish track down and it was hoped that traction would improve with use but, according to Laverty, it never did so teams worked on chassis setup for low-grip conditions.
"The track was very slippery during the entire test due to a lot of rainfall the week prior. I thought that the grip would improve as the riders put rubber down on the surface but it never did," said the Irishman.
"However, it gave us the opportunity to work on our chassis setting in low grip conditions and we made a good step to improve rear traction. Aside from that we focused on refining the electronics package. We found a better engine braking configuration and I will continue with this for Round Two in Aragon."
Davies added: "We accomplished a lot of work over the last two days and it was a very productive test. We fully focused on working on the electronics and tested a lot of new strategies. It was really interesting and we came up with solutions that have a lot of potential. There is some more work needed but we have another test in a couple of weeks. I think all was very positive, everybody has worked well and I am reasonably happy.”