Jed & PR Racing begin to find their way at Snetterton

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Despite mixed conditionals that saw, rain, hail and shine all in one day, Jed Metcher and his PR Racing team have completed a positive day of testing at the Snetterton Motorsport Park.

It really is now a case of making up for lost time for Metcher and his Liverpool based team as they finally get some decent testing in now that Jed’s visa issue are long behind them. To date Jed has spent minimal time on the PR Racing Kawasaki ZX-10 which is quite a bit of a different animal to the bike he raced in WSBK earlier in the year and thus so important for Aussie to get valuable seat time. Two big difference are the BSB championship rules mean all machines use control MoTec ECUs and electronic, while the other big difference in the PR Machine uses different suspension to the Race Center / Matris setup on the bike he raced in WSBK.

On top of getting use to the different machine and finding a comfortable setup, Metcher will be learning many new tracks this season including Snetterton.

11062929_880656415313280_7328715359389131022_nAn open pit-lane saw the team polish 40 litres of fuel in the sunshine before hail hit just before lunch time. Testing commenced once the track had dried up only to be cut short again by heavy rain.

Still the test was definitely a step in the right direction after a different rear shock setting gave Jed more confidence to push the PR Superbike.

Metcher commented, “We managed to gain some good track time on a new circuit while improving the suspension set up and my confidence at the same time. Progression is our main focus at this point and today we achieved that! My mechanic Joe Jameson and I are currently on our way to Assen to do a feature story on our BSB bike for a Dutch motorcycle Magazine called Moto73 and also complete two days of testing. I’ll report back in after the tests!”