The McAMS Yamaha team has successfully concluded a positive two-day test at Knockhill as preparations for the 2021 Bennetts British Superbike continue.
The sun was shining on the Scottish circuit, which the series hasn’t visited since 2019 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, for the two-day test, which included one day’s worth of open pit-lane running before a further three 45-minute sessions today.
It was valuable track time in optimal conditions for the team with both the Silverstone and particularly Snetterton tests hampered by poor weather, enabling them to work through the remainder of their ‘winter’ test programme leaving just a few small items on the ‘to do’ list for the final test at Donington Park.
The test allowed the team to evaluate various set-up changes, new parts and test both options of Pirelli tyre now available as they set about their quest to fight for the 2021 British Championship crown.
The extra time on track also allowed the team to run the latest spec R1 at Knockhill as they prepare to race at the Scottish track for the first time in two years as the championship heads north for the second round in July.
Edwards 1902 Yamaha rider Ian Hutchinson was also on track for the two day test as he continues to familiarise himself with the R1 in Superstock trim.
The team return to action in less than a week as the final pre-season test of the delayed 2021 season gets underway at Donington Park, before the season finally kicks off at Oulton Park later this month.