febbraio 25, 2019 - Yamaha Racing

Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Push On with Testing in Losail

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Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP‘s #maverickvinales and #valentinorossi were back in action at the Losail International Circuit today, as they continued to look for the ideal balance of their bikes‘ settings. They ended the second day of the #qatarmotogp #test in 2nd and 19th place respectively and hold 2nd and 14th position in the Combined Day 1-2 rankings.

Viñales entered the track around one-and-a-half hour into the session and showed yesterday's quickest lap wasn‘t a fluke. Despite having low grip due to track conditions, he impressed by setting a fastest lap of 1‘54.650s on lap 33/52 for a temporary first place, before continuing his hunt for the perfect set-up. He headed out a few more times, not calling it quits until around 9.15pm local time, but as the track temperature had cooled down, he wasn‘t able to further improve on his best effort. He completed the second day in second position, just 0.057s from today's top time.

Rossi stuck to a similar schedule as his team-mate. He headed out on track just after 5.35pm local track time and used the early hours, with the best track conditions, working on his race set-up rather than putting in a time-attack. The Italian ranked 19th with a fastest lap of 1'55.795s, set on lap 45/51, 1.202s from today's leader, and is keen on fine-tuning his bike using different methods on Day 3.

The #monsterenergy Yamaha MotoGP Team is looking forward to finalising their preseason testing schedule tomorrow on the last day of the #qatar #test, before starting the 2019 MotoGP season on 10 March.

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