|GAULOISES FORTUNA YAMAHA WRAPS UP TWO DAY BRNO TESTYamaha’s Factory Team riders Valentino Rossi and Carlos Checa and their respective crews finished a two-day test at the Brno circuit today, sufficiently satisfied with their progress to be able to pack up in the early afternoon. Both riders continued their work from yesterday testing dry weather settings on the Czech track, as well as engine mapping and Michelin tyre testing.|
Neither rider improved on their times from yesterday but both Rossi, Checa and their Yamaha engineers felt able to conclude the test just after lunchtime, after almost one whole week working at the Brno track. Rossi held on to the fastest time overall out of the many MotoGP riders present, and Checa finally finished with the fifth fastest time.
“It was a positive test overall because we were able to complete the set-up we couldn’t do during the race weekend because of the weather,” said Davide Brivio, Team Director, who leaves the Czech Republic this evening for Italy where the team workshop is based. “We were able to work more on engine management and this will help in the coming races. We did lots with Michelin, one day yesterday wasn’t enough because they had so many tyres they wanted us to test.
“Valentino has made more valuable miles on the M1 which is always a benefit to him and the engineers, and Carlos was pleased with his final set-up and engine mapping. We were able to finish early because both riders had made so many laps, they’re both happy but like everyone they are quite tired now after working so many days in a row!”
The next round of the MotoGP World Championship takes place at the Estoril circuit in Portugal on 5thSeptember.