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Rossi and Edwards positive after new M1 debut

Rossi and Edwards positive after new M1 debut

Rossi and Edwards positive after new M1 debut

The Gauloises Yamaha team completed all the work they had scheduled for the three-day test in Sepang where they were able to unveil the new prototype version of the 2006 YZR-M1.

World Champion Valentino Rossi posted the fastest time of the test with a lap of 2'02.61 and was pleased with the work done on the new machine. Motogp.com talked to the Italian at the end of the test and has an exclusive interview with the World Champion that you can watch in the Video section.

His team-mate Colin Edwards also had the opportunity to try the new M1 on Wednesday afternoon and also reported positive first impressions.
"After it had finally dried up I did one run on the old bike to check a few things and then I got onto the new bike pretty quickly," explained the American. "It took a bit of time to work things out and find my settings, but once I got going it felt great. At the end of the day I feel really positive and quite excited about the new bike, especially considering that it's such early days."

Team-manager Davide Brivio was equally satisfied with this first test with the new bike which will now continue to be developed until the next test session, scheduled for late January.
"This has been an important test for us. Yamaha had the new bike ready for us early and we have been able to give them some information about it. Now they can begin to fine-tune it. It's shown a good level of performance from the start and both riders are positive about it, but we know that there is a lot of work to do yet."

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MotoGP, 2005, Valentino Rossi, Colin Edwards

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