After the conclusion of the Imola race weekend most teams in World Superbikes stayed back for some precious testing.  Tom Sykes riding the factory Kawasaki ZX10R proved that his recent string of sterling performances were no fluke, when he went faster than anyone did in the race the previous evening.  While this was indeed good news for the Team Green a tragedy of sorts also hit them when their other rider Spaniard Joan Lascorz crashed at high speed and had to be airlifted to hospital where he was diagnosed with a possible fracture of vertebrae.  The top four riders in the test were all British riders.