The Monster Yamaha Tech3 duo concluded a productive day of testing today at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Apart from trying the tyre allocation Michelin brought to Catalunya in order to meet the requirements of the new asphalted track, Johann Zarco was working on his basic setting for the race weekend in Montmeló, which will take place in three weeks’ time. Yet, the fast Frenchman was the best independent rider and set the second fastest time of the day, just 0.277 seconds behind the top.
On the other side of the Monster Yamaha Tech3 garage, Hafizh Syahrin did his first laps with the Yamaha YZR-M1 at the 4.627-kilometer layout. Like his teammate, the MotoGP rookie tested the new tyres, but was also experimenting with a new front fairing, whereby he delivered a fastest lap of 1’40.435 minutes to complete the one-day test in 16th position, missing out on the top 10 by only 0.274 seconds.