Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP’s Fabio Quartararo and Franco Morbidelli successfully wrapped up their work at the Jerez MotoGP Official Test, eager to collect as much data as possible for the upcoming season. They fully focussed on completing their testing programmes despite windy conditions and concluded the test in 3rd and 12th place respectively in the overall results.
Quartararo showed his exceptional work ethic by putting in 68 laps on the last day of riding his YZR-M1 in 2021. The current World Champion has his mind already firmly set on next year's title quest and spent Day 2 working diligently on gathering data with the 2022 spec bike. He set a personal best time of 1'37.324s on his penultimate try and ended the session in second place, 0.452s from first. The result puts him in third position in the combined timesheets.
Morbidelli struggled on the second day, as the windy conditions made riding even more challenging with his knee injury. However, the Italian soldiered on, riding 30 laps in total. Without putting in a time-attack, he set a 1'38.100s on lap five that kept him in 15th position in the Day 2 rankings, 1.228s from today's best time. However, his 1’37.884s lap from Day 1 earned him 12th place in the Jerez Test results overall, 1.012s from the top.
The Yamaha engineers will thoroughly go over all the test data in order for the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team to make another step after the winter break.