Less than a day after the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya, the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team were back in action at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for an official one-day IRTA Test. Maverick Viñales and Fabio Quartararo were eager to try some new solutions to improve their race performance for the remainder of the 2021 MotoGP season. They clocked the 1st and 2nd fastest time of the day respectively.
Viñales once again showed his impeccable work ethic as he diligently set himself to the task of bettering his bike‘s race and flying lap set-ups compared to last weekend. He completed a total of 85 laps, looking for improvements and testing various solutions. He ended the day by dropping a 1‘39.400s on lap 78, which earned him 1st place with a 0.137s advantage over his teammate in second.
As he noticed some room for further improvement in certain corners during yesterday‘s race, Quartararo arrived at the Montmeló track this morning motivated to make another step. Rather than wanting to set a fast time, he worked on the race settings of the bike and also on practice starts. He completed 79 laps in total. His fastest time, a 1‘39.537s set on lap 69, put him in 2nd place in the rankings, 0.137s off the number-1 spot.
The team will analyse the gained data in preparation for the Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland, held at the Sachsenring from 18th - 20th June 2021.