Superbike - Kawasaki to test at Jerez

Kawasaki Racing Team's final World Superbike test of 2012 will take place at Jerez later this month.

The new WSBK venue will host the team between November 26 and 28, when Tom Sykes and Loris Baz will get another opportunity to give their new machinery a run-out.

"This will be the last test of the 2012 winter season," team manager Guim Roda said. "Kawasaki and all in the team are working so hard to improve a bike that took second in the WSBK championship, just 0.5 points behind Max Biaggi. So it is not an easy job.

"Tom is also working hard to start on an even better level than he finished this year, which will also not be easy.

"Loris is the one we have to help manage more as he is 19 years old and yet the level of performance we will request of him for 2013 will not be easy. So he has too has a hard job.

"Everybody is concentrating on continuing to get podiums with the Ninja ZX-10R, as are all our partners and sponsors."