Pata Honda's Leon Haslam reckons he has solved the electronics gremlins that slowed him during this week's World Superbike test at Phillip Island and he is now all set for the season opener on Sunday.
Haslam's best time yesterday was set with the CBR1000RR cutting out around the legendary Australian track but now his team have fault-found and the Derbyshire man is raring to go even though there is still much work to do.
"Our testing has been frustrating at times and in Jerez last month we lost the first day to the weather and the second day with some electronics teething problems. I think we made more progress in the first three hours here at Phillip Island than in two days in Jerez, so these two tests here have been really important," said Haslam.
"We haven’t progressed too much more today because we had a problem with the weather this morning and still had some gremlins with the electronics. But we’ve found out what the problem is and, even with the bike cutting out intermittently all the way round my best lap this afternoon, I still managed to do a decent time.
"We’ve still got more work to do and more things to try but now we go in to Friday looking for a set-up that will make the tyres last on race day. I’m happy to be in that position and, if all goes well, we can maybe try some of those new things, but the priority now is race set-up and tyres."