News 27 Jan 2012

Sofuoglu and Morais testing WSS for Kawasaki at Valencia

The DeltaFin Lorenzini Kawasaki Team is currently taking part in two days of testing at the Valencia circuit in Spain, with riders Kenan Sofuoglu and Sheridan Morais.

Both are putting in as many laps as possible to get an idea of the set-up and electronics package of their official ZX-6R machines.

MoTec electronics represent the main change for the Italian team this year, after they had formerly used EFI systems.

Sofuoglu and Morais did 60 laps of the track each yesterday, mainly in the warmer part of the day as temperatures overall were pretty cold. Poor track conditions following recent Formula 1 testing also made things difficult for the riders.

Unofficial times recorded by the team indicate a 1:37.6 seconds for Kenan Sofuoglu, with South African Sheridan Morais clocking a best time of 1:38.1.

The team has one more day of testing today, during which it will aim to improve the times as well as concentrating on long-run race simulations.