Yukio Kagayama has taken things easy in the final pre-season test ahead of the FIM World Superbike Championship opener because the Alstare Suzuki rider did not want to crash.
Kagayama watched several other riders pick themselves up off the Phillip Island circuit after pusing too hard in good conditions at the Australian venue.
Kagayama admitted: "I'm happy, because I did not crash and many other riders did.
"I rode quite safely during these days because I knew there was a lot of work to do and I did not want to make any mistakes so close to the first race.
"We tried many things and many different set-ups and the biggest problem for me was the variations in tyre level performance.
"But we found a good set-up for the race and I hope I can start the season with a good result and keep up a good level throughout the year."