Video: Niccolò Canepa Shatters Jennings GP lap record on Hero EBR 1190RX

Onboard video of Team Hero EBR rider Niccolò Canepa during a test where he'd go on to break the Jennings GP lap record aboard an EBR 1190RX

New Team Hero EBR rider Niccolò Canepa has just given EBR fans some hope worth clinging onto. Recently, at a test for the 2015 World Superbike Championship, the 26-year-old Italian—and former Ducati MotoGP test rider—shattered the Jennings GP track record by a claimed 0.7 seconds, aboard a Team Hero EBR 1190RX.

According to a press release issued by the team, Canepa's flying lap was done aboard one of Larry Pegram's 1190RX superbikes with WSBK-spec suspension and Pirelli tires. "I was surprised how comfortable he was on the bike so quickly," says Larry Pegram, the new Hero EBR team manager and rider. "[Canepa] was fast right from the get-go," he adds.

If you want to see what a fast lap around Jennings GP looks like (these laps are in the 1:14 range, while the new record is set at a 1.12.3, according to the YouTube post), hit the play button on the video above. It's a bit long, but we guarantee there's enough tire sliding to keep you entertained from start to finish. EBR fan or not.

Photo of Canepa testing the EBR 1190RX at Jennings GP, below: