Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team‘s Fabio Quartararo and Maverick Viñales resumed their preseason testing plan at the Qatar MotoGP Official Test today, securing second and third place respectively.
Quartararo returned to the Qatar track feeling re-energised. He completed 62 laps in total whilst working on his bike‘s race set-up. He was in his element in the final stages, clocking a 1‘53.263s best time on lap 55, a little less than 30 minutes before the end of the session. He briefly topped the standings but ultimately wrapped up the day in second place, 0.080s from the top.
Viñales also banked in some strong laps at the end of the day. He began the session working on matching his riding style to the YZR-M1 again and also put in a good number of practice starts in preparation for the upcoming Qatar GP. A small crash in Turn 1 didn't slow him down. The Spaniard put in a mini time attack at the very end of the session. He set a personal fastest time of 1‘53.510s on lap 75 of 77, that earned him third place, 0.327s from first.
Tomorrow‘s session will again be held from 14h00 – 21h00 (GMT+3).