Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP’s Maverick Viñales and Valentino Rossi were back in action today at the Sepang International Circuit for the second of the three track days that mark the start of the 2020 MotoGP testing season. They continued to work through a number of different testing materials, taking sixth and tenth place respectively in today’s timesheets.
Viñales was keen to head out and continued working with different items that he evaluated over the course of the day. Getting back into a good rhythm over his first stints, he began to challenge his Day-1 time, even going under the 1’59s mark. He posted a best lap of 1’58.893s, on lap 41 out of 69 in total, and concluded the eight-hour session in sixth place, 0.321s from the front.
Rossi was also eager to get back aboard the new 2020 YZR-M1, to get to know it better and further improve its performance level. And he did. He improved 0.4s on his best time of the day before, setting a 1’59.116s on lap 38 out of 60. Knowing the setting was heading in the right direction, he focused on working down the items on his testing to-do list later in the afternoon and ended the day in 10th place, 0.544s from first.