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Brivio happy with new swingarm

Brivio happy with new swingarm

Brivio happy with new swingarm

Yamaha have reported positive progress with the rear end of the YZR-M1 after a day of productive tests at Catalunya on Monday. Valentino Rossi had revealed in last Thursday's pre-event press conference that the front end of the M1 was now as good, if not better, than the Honda RC211V and commented that they would be working to make the rear end equally competitive.

After the Italian and his factory team-mate Carlos Checa clocked up around a hundred laps with a new rear swingarm just a day after taking first and fourth place respectively in the race, Team Director Davide Brivio revealed that the team are confident of further progress at Assen in just over a week's time.

"The test went very well", commented Brivio. "Both riders tested the new swingarm, which we intended to enable them to find better stability.

"Both riders said they are happy with the new feature, and they will definitely use them at the next race in Assen. Michelin also gave them some new tyres to test, and the riders gave some good feedback to them."

MotoGP, 2004

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