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A late start to testing for Valentino Rossi with limited upgrades to test after victory at the Gran Premio Red Bull de España.
Valentino Rossi was in no rush to go testing on Monday morning after winning the Spanish GP on Sunday, the Italian heading out on track with a little over three hours to go. In those three hours he managed 52 laps and the fourth fastest time, a 1’39.632. He also ran back-to-back tests with the ‘standard’ bike and the bike with the fuel tank shifted towards the rear but liked the standard model more. Having ridden in the MotoGP™ class since 2002, Rossi was able to draw on his years of experience to assess three new front tyres for Michelin. It was a small but productive test for 'The Doctor' who will use the data gathered to hopefully challenge for victory in Le Mans.
Valentino Rossi: “We didn't have a lot of things to test today, just some small details. We tried the bike more in the 2016 version with a different fuel tank. For the rest, the important thing was the front tyre for Michelin. We tried three different front tyres, and we found something good; that was the most important thing. I felt better with the standard fuel tank so I think we‘ll continue with the normal one.”
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