Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP's Maverick Viñales enjoyed a very productive day of riding at the Circuito de Jerez – Ángel Nieto today. The Spaniard used the one-day official IRTA Jerez Test to work on late braking and improved cornering, and with success. He wrapped up the eight-hour session in first place.
The Factory Yamaha team‘s garage was less busy than usual during the test. Following the arm pump problem he experienced in yesterday‘s race, Fabio Quartararo didn‘t ride today. He will receive a medical check-up. Further updates will follow in due course.
Although the team had one rider less on track, this didn‘t mean they eased their effort. Viñales completed a whopping 101 laps in total – more than four times a race distance – to improve his cornering and late braking. A long run in the afternoon let him get in the laps and obtain the data needed to be all the more confident and competitive at the next round in Le Mans. His best lap of the day, a 1‘36.879s, set on 83/101 saw him complete the Jerez Test at the top of the standings, with a 0.034s margin over his fastest rival.
The Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team will be back in action in two weeks‘ time for the Grand Prix de France.