Kawaski will be back to three riders this weekend at the World Superbike round at Misano Adriatico, as Chris Vermeulen will be returning to his team after missing the Miller Motorsports Park races.
The Australian rider who has missed the better part of last season, and several rounds of this one, has been battling a very long rehabilitation period after last year’s knee surgery and then took another blow when he crashed out during practice at Monza hurting his elbow, but now it looks like he’s back to full fitness after recently carrying out a two day test at the Motorland Aragon circuit in Spain.
“We tested recently at Aragon, at the full Superbike track and it was good because I had never been there, which means I have learned the layout for that race which happens right after Misano,” said Vermeulen.
“The first day I did 60 laps and the second day 72, so it wasn’t too bad.
We got a lot of work done and tried a lot of parts and settings.
My previously injured knee is a lot better than it has been.
I am feeling more and more back to my old self on the bike.
The elbow I injured recently will also be a lot better when we get to Misano.
Now I am just looking forward to getting to a racetrack I know well, on a bike I have tested and ridden a lot more now.