CAS Honda Ready after Florida TestFriday, February 22, 2008 | 7:03 AM
CAS Honda has recently returned from their three-week test programme in Florida with positive results.
The riders have been focussing on both improving lap times and race runs as they familiarise themselves with their 2008 CRF450R's. The team engaged on an intense test programme at various American practice tracks, ahead of their assault on the British and World Motocross championships respectively.
CAS Honda's Mike Brown also tested the CRF250R and is confident that he can continue with the success aboard the '08 version of the machine on which he won last year's British Championship.
The team has now returned to the UK to continue with its test plan this weekend. 35-year-old Brown will also contest the final round of the British Supercross series held at the O2 Arena, London this Saturday ahead of the season start with an international race at Hawkstone Park on the 2nd of March.
Team manager Neil Prince is happy with the progress made in the Florida sunshine, where he has worked closely with the riders to improve their physical and mental fitness to prepare them for this year's challenges.
An experienced rider himself, Neil explained "I am happy with the progress we have made in Florida and I feel the riders are now ready to race" he said. "The team have continued working on development with both the CRF450R and the CRF250R back at base in Belgium and I am confident our package will be very strong again this year."
"We still have some work to do in order to be ready for Hawkstone Park, but with Mike's experience and the team's enthusiasm I am sure we will be competitive from the word go and we can move forward with our British and World Championship goals."
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