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Viñales: "Today the feeling was really good"

After a tough race day in Barcelona, the Championship leader finds big positives in the post-Catalan GP test

Maverick Viñales had a busy day of testing with Movistar Yamaha MotoGP on the Monday after the Catalan GP, as the Spaniard returned to action at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The rider from Roses put in over 80 laps and was top for much of the afternoon, before a charge from key rival Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) saw him knocked down to P2 by the end of the session.

Viñales and teammate Valentino Rossi were testing two new chassis back-to-back, one each, with the plan to swap over tomorrow in a private test. Viñales also tried a new fairing at the end of the day - when he set his fastest lap.

Maverick Viñales, P2: “We tried many things today, many new setups and different settings on the bike. I was feeling comfortable all day and riding well, riding with confidence on the bike so it was a good day. Today the feeling was really good, in the afternoon in the hot conditions it was a lot better, I could do a lot of laps in the 45s and 46s."