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By Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

Viñales: “The new chassis works quite well”

New chassis, new tyres and some key comparisons for Movistar Yamaha rider in the #JerezTest

Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) was back on top in the Jerez test, just pipping Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez to P1 by only 0.002. Viñales’ best was a 1:38.635, set on lap 23 of a long 84-lap workday.

A new chassis was one thing tested by Yamaha, with Viñales finding the positives – as well as a new front tyre from Michelin. The rider from Roses also re-confirmed the setup from the day before in a race that saw both Movistar Yamaha riders struggle, and found much better results on Monday.

Maverick Viñales, P1: “During the Jerez test we tested different things on the bike. The new chassis works quite well. We compared the same set-up from yesterday with the same tyres, to see if it was working good. Today we had a totally different result compared to yesterday, we had a really good pace. Anyway, we have to start looking forward to Le Mans, because I think that will be a good track for us, especially with my riding style, and we can do a really good job. There were positive and negative points when testing the new chassis, we have to check and analyse and then we will see. I tried the different style front tyre and I feel good with nearly all the tyres, so for me it‘s alright. If they want to go back to the old compounds, for me it‘s going to be OK.”

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Viñales: "The new chassis and tyres were positive"