Movistar Yamaha MotoGP‘s Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi successfully concluded the one-day MotoGP test in Jerez yesterday, finishing first and second in today‘s session times.
After a brilliant race from Jorge Lorenzo on sunday, that saw him take the 55th victory of his career and teammate Valentino Rossi claim his 200th career podium, the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team returned to the Circuito de Jerez de la Frontera yestrday for an official MotoGP test. Lorenzo and Rossi spent the extra track time usefully and were able to improve their set-ups to finish first and second in today‘s session times.
Still elated from his stunning victory, Lorenzo had every reason to smile yesterday as it was also his 28th birthday. Despite the fact that he was focusing on improving the set up of his YZR-M1, it wasn‘t long after he hit the track that he moved into second place. He concluded his morning stint by topping the timesheets with a 1‘38.516 lap, which remained unbeaten for the rest of the day by all but himself.
During his afternoon outing he dropped another fastest time of 1‘38,508, which only his teammate got close to.
Rossi also made strides yesterday Similar to his teammate he steadily booked progress as he focused on improving his setting compared to yesterday. Though he was satisfied with his third place in the race, the Doctor is always looking for improvement and spent most of today‘s session testing small details of the set-up he hadn‘t been able to try during last weekend. He ended the day in second place with a fastest lap of 1‘38,550, 0,042s off his teammate‘s time.
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP will analyse the gained data in preparation for the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France, held at the Le Mans Bugatti Grand Prix race circuit in two weeks time.