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Lorenzo and Rossi on new Yamaha prototype

Lorenzo and Rossi on new Yamaha prototype

Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi were hard at work on Monday as Brno hosted a single day of post-race testing following the Czech Grand Prix.

The workload for the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP riders was explained by Rossi, who was left with mixed emotions but generally pleased with the progress made.

"We had one prototype of the new engine, which I like; it is not so bad and we had a good result with that," the nine-time World Champion began. "We also tried the prototype of the bike from next year; we still have to work on that bike because we have improved something but we lost something else. But it was the first test and we have now have some important data."

Lorenzo was also generally contented, but amused by the fact that on this occasion he found the harder compound front tyre easier to deal with, having raced to second place one day earlier with the softer option.

"We tried a few things for the bike for next year, which worked quite well in some aspects but negative in others," the Mallorcan stated. "In general it is better, though. The engine is quite similar to the one we have this year. We don’t have anything better, but the chassis for next year seems better and more stable on corner entry.

"Actually, the harder front tyre worked better for me because the softer one is too soft and I couldn’t enter the corner! When we put the hard one on, it was the opposite: I had less chatter and it was absorbing the bumps more. It’s strange, but sometimes that happens…from one day to another, things can change a lot (with the track)."

Rossi and Lorenzo now have a brief break before regrouping for the Hertz British Grand Prix, which is to be staged at Silverstone in England next weekend.

MotoGP, 2014, Jorge Lorenzo, Valentino Rossi, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

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