Haslam and his crew spent much of the day dealing with electronics issues that affected his CBR1000RR’s engine braking performance, while his team-mate Michel Fabrizio complained of a lack of rear grip exiting corners.
The Italian rider is acting as a stand-in for the injured Jonathan Rea. The Smalley rider’s team did not touch the chassis on his bike, and will be working hard tomorrow to solve any issues.
“We’ve got some problems and I think I did about six flying laps this afternoon in qualifying. I’m over two seconds away from what we were doing here in the test last year so we’ve got some work to do. We haven’t touched anything on the chassis today so we’ve got to find a solution to these issues. Everyone’s working hard to do that for tomorrow,” said Haslam.
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