BMW's Marco Melandri is looking for some extra confidence in the front end of his S1000RR World Superbike ahead of the season opener at Phillip Island next month in order to increase his corner entry speed.
The MotoGP exile, who jumped to WSBK at the end of 2010, reckons he can't push as hard as he would like going into turns but other than that, feels like he is in a good position as the team prepares for the official test in Australia.
"The testing of the updated electronics was very encouraging. We checked if everything is working well before we go to Australia, and the result was good. Of course we still need to improve in some areas. In entering corners, I still need some more confidence on the bike in order so I am to push properly," said the ex-250GP champ.
"Phillip Island is not an easy track, so it is important to be confident with the bike to be able to go into the corners very fast. I am sure that we will find further improvements for the next test and the race in Australia."