Yamaha completes successful Catalunya test

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

The Yamaha Factory Racing Team wrapped up the one-day test at Catalunya yesterday with both riders successfully testing all required items.

Ben Spies and Jorge Lorenzo spent the day testing a different engine specification along with some electronic and chassis settings on their YZR-M1s. The team now move to Aragon to prepare for a second one-day test to be held on Wednesday.

Ben Spies

“We worked on some interesting things yesterday and got going pretty well. The main focus was on [race] distance with the bike. We got a decent pace going, especially with lots of laps on the tyres. I was happy with what we tested so now we go to Aragon and try to keep going forward. We tried a different engine spec and played around with the electronics. The engine spec was a little improvement but you know riders, we always want at least 10km faster on the straights!”

Jorge Lorenzo

“We tried a new engine spec yesterday that in theory is more powerful. Until now we didn’t find any big improvement, some little advantages and some little disadvantages. In Aragon we will try some modifications to the electronics to see if we can gain something.”

Press release courtesy of Yamaha Factory Racing.

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