The first day of the test saw riders finding a basic set-up using suspension and braking materials from 2011. McCormick, who was sharing a motorcycle with a teammate, managed to get in 30 laps on Monday and acquaint himself with the motorcycle. McCormick’s Tuesday testing was unexpectedly interrupted when he and teammate Sylvain Guintoli, along with 4 team mechanics fell ill to a nasty virus.
By Wednesday, Brett had recovered and was able to put in 30-40 laps, dropping his laptimes by 4 seconds from Monday’s test.
Despite a high speed off-track “excursion” in the morning, Brett finished Wednesday’s session with a time of 1.38:2.
The team will now prepare for the official FIM Test February 20-21 in Phillip Island, followed by the World Superbike Championship season opener February 24-26, 2012.