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Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Boost Confidence in Brno Test

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Boost Confidence in Brno Test

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Maverick Viñales successfully rounded up a long weekend at the Automotodrom Brno today. Following yesterday's Monster Energy Grand Prix Ceské republiky, the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team were back aboard the YZR-M1s for an eight-hour test. the team tried out a new aero fairing and new carbon front forks from Öhlins and some other items, and Vinales secured third place respectively in today's timesheets.

This morning Viñales needed little time to get back into the strong rhythm he showed yesterday during the race, and posted a best time of 1'55.679s just before midday. In the afternoon he gave the new aero fairing a try. His morning time remained unchallenged for most of the test, until the pace picked up in the final hours. The Spaniard responded with a 1'55.335s, on lap 64 of 69 in total, and ended the day in third place, 0.173s from his teammate, and is looking forward to the Austrian Grand Prix with a positive feeling.

Maverick Viñales

Position: 3rd - 155.335 - Laps: 69

"We were trying to get more acceleration, which is really important in Austria to get a good lap time. We improved and I feel happy again on the bike, I'm riding really good. We also tried many things with the electronics that we improved, so I'm quite happy. The carbon front forks from Öhlins feel much lighter, but anyway the effect wasn't the one we wanted. We'll try it again in Austria and let's see how we do there. We didn't try the two new front Michelin tyres, we wanted to keep the momentum going with this tyre and keep the best feeling for Austria."

Massimo Meregalli

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP - Team Director

"After yesterday's race it was good that we were able to get extra dry track time and do some testing that we didn't have time for during the weekend. both riders tried the new fairing, the Öhlins carbon front forks and some other items. There were a few positive and negative points, but overall the riders feedback has been very positive. Maverick worked on the electronics and had a better feeling at the end of the test, The engineers will go over all the data that we've collected, and they will prepare the next steps forward. It's been a busy first week after the summer break, so now we have our muscles all warmed up again and we're ready to go to Spielberg for the next race in Austria."