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On track

“Good and getting better” was Parkalgar Honda manager Simon Buckmaster’s upbeat summary of his team’s performance following two days of testing at the Aragon Motorland in Spain. New rider Sam Lowes expressed himself as more than happy, saying “I feel ready for the start of the new season. We were looking for a good basis and I think we achieved that”.

Miguel Praia, who was honoured at Albufeira’s annual sports day last week, was suffering from the after-effects of food poisoning but should be fully fit by the February 27 Phillip Island championship opener in Australia.