CHARPENTIER SEEKS EVEN MORE AT LAUSITZRING In spite of his domination of this season's World Supersport championship, Winston Ten Kate Honda's SÃ©bastien Charpentier has been looking for even more from his CBR600RR at a test in Germany this week.
CHARPENTIER SEEKS EVEN MORE AT LAUSITZRING
In spite of his domination of this season's World Supersport championship, Winston Ten Kate Honda's Sébastien Charpentier has been looking for even more from his CBR600RR at a test in Germany this week. Direct from his impressive win last weekend at Brno in the Czech Republic, the Frenchman rode at the Eurospeedway circuit, Lausitzring on Wednesday and Thursday.
Ronald Ten Kate - team manager:
"With Katsuaki Fujiwara still recovering from his back injury in Japan, it was down to Sébastien to test a new fuel injection and ignition system on his own this week. Unfortunately, rain forced us to call an early halt to the test on Thursday morning but that didn't stop him putting in a lot of work and posting an impressive lap time. He is hungry for any improvements we can find on the bike and, as a team, we are always looking to make small adjustments to boost its performance even further."
Sébastien Charpentier - best time, 1m42.0s:
"It was a very good test for me and the team and I was able to do a very good lap time. My bike felt even faster than at Brno but we also tested some development parts from HRC as we always look for improvements. The new injection and ignition system felt good and I made many practice starts to test it. In the dry on Wednesday everything felt good and I even made a few laps in the wet on Thursday morning, although it was very slippery. The weather was strange - cold, windy and wet - so I hope it is OK for the race there in September."
Eurospeedway, Lausitzring (4.265km)
Unofficial times: Sébastien Charpentier (Winston Ten Kate Honda) 1m42.0s; Broc Parkes (Yamaha) 1:43.1; Kevin Curtain (Yamaha) 1:43.3
2002 fastest race lap - Fabien Foret (Ten Kate Honda) 1:43.6