One day after the Monster Energy Grand Prix Ceské republiky race, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi was back on the Automotodrom Brno circuit for a one-day official IRTA test.
Teammate Maverick Viñales opted not to join today’s 8-hour long session, in an effort to fully recover from yesterday’s crash in time for the eyetime Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich, held this weekend.
Being the only rider out on track for the Yamaha Factory Racing team, Rossi spent a productive day trying new items, testing various setting details, and providing feedback on the prototype 2019 Michelin front tyre.
The Doctor started just before eleven and was one of the last riders to call it a day at six o’clock, riding 51 laps in total. The result of his hard work during the test was positive overall. Though not really pushing to put in a strong time-attack, the Italian still ended the day in seventh place with a best lap of 1’55.918s, 0.709s from the top.
The Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team will now travel to the Red Bull Ring – Spielberg for the next round of the 2018 MotoGP World Championship and will resume track action this Friday.
Following a successful Monster Energy Grand Prix Ceske Republiky the Monster Yamaha Tech3 team was back in action today at the Automotodrom Brno in order to find improvements for the remaining nine rounds of 2018. Thereby, Johann Zarco did some fine tuning on his Yamaha YZR-M1 and eventually did a best lap of 1’55.342 minutes, which put him in a superb second position as the best Yamaha rider of the field.
On the other side of the Monster Yamaha Tech3 garage, Hafizh Syahrin was working intensely with his crew, lapping the 5.403-kilometer circuit 65 times while working on his riding style. The MotoGP rookie completed the day in 10th, just 0.690 seconds behind his teammate. Now the entire paddock is leaving straight to Spielberg for the Austrian GP this weekend.