Movistar Yamaha Improve Feeling at One-Day Jerez Test

Movistar Yamaha Improve Feeling at One-Day Jerez Test

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The Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team spent an extra day in Jerez today, after yesterday's Gran Premio de España, to take part in a one-day Official IRTA Test. Valentino Rossi wrapped up the testing session in 10th position.

After a difficult race weekend, the teammates returned to the track after 11AM to evaluate various settings and testing items.

Rossi was motivated to get back to work at the Jerez track, where he completed his 40,075th km of Grand Prix racing (the equivalent of a lap around the world) on lap 15 during yesterday's race. He put his vast experience to good use today when he compared solutions for his YZR-M1 and tried some new Michelin tyres. He rode 69 laps and took tenth place in the timesheets with a best lap time of 1'38.673s, 0.943s from the fastest rider.

Valentino Rossi

Position: 10th - Time: 1'38.673 - Laps: 69

"We had a lot of things to do and it was a good test. We tried some different solutions, some were better, some less so, but it was important and we improved a bit. For me, at the next test we'll have something more important to try. The new Michelin tyres are very good, they improved a lot, they gave a lot more grip and you can go faster, so they gave a good feeling."

Massimo Meregalli

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP - Team Director

"Our main objective for us today was to find a solution to the problems we faced during the weekend. Unfortunately the weather conditions weren't quite as hot and sunny as they were yesterday, but we were still able to successfully compare set-ups by doing back-to-back runs. We also tried some new testing items and it was positive that we noticed a benefit. Now we'll leave the last few days behind us. The new data has lifted the team's mood, and from here we'll fully focus on the future as we prepare for the next Grand Prix in Le Mans."

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