Maxtra team manager Garry Taylor has declared himself happy with the progress made by the outfit in testing ahead of the FIM 125cc World Championship season.
Riders Michael Ranseder and Matt Hoyle were both impressed with the latest specification of the Maxtra engine which they used in Spain.
Taylor said: "As we said at the Maxtra launch in China last May, we know we won't be on the leader's pace in year one, but we do have a realistic development programme which we are continuing to pursue.
"At the moment we seem to have a strong chassis package with the team based at Harris Performance in England making good progress with new bodywork developed from wind tunnel and aerodynamic tests, plus the very latest suspension from Ohlins.
"On the engine side we have strong low and mid-range power and we are now working on more top end power.
"Jan Witteveen and his engine team are working on that area and we expect to have new components in time for our next test."
Taylor was happy to see both riders learning about the new machine during the test in Spain.
"This was a good shakedown test for the whole team," he said.
"This is the first time Michael and Matt have ridden since November last year and it was good to see them both so fit and keen to get on with the programme.
"We have a clear direction where we need to make improvements and the whole project is on track for its debut race at Qatar in April."