Maverick Viñales was the quickest non-Ducati rider – bringing his Factory Yamaha up to the fifth position. Defending MotoGP champ
The quickest Yamahas were Maverick Viñales in fourth and Franco Morbidelli in sixth. Morbidelli has been quick on his new Yamaha since first throwing
The two-day test at Valencia has just ended with Yamaha's Maverick Viñales (sporting his new number 12 on his bike) posting the quickest lap time.
The test saw several riders
I lost one second (behind Maverick Vinales and Alex Rins) and that just stopped me being there with Marc (Marquez) and Jorge (Lorenzo), but that's the
Position: 3rd – Time: 1'31.950 – Laps: 8
"It's nice to be back and have the chance
. The road is long and there is a lot of work, but this afternoon I feel something better and also Maverick said the same thing so it is positive."
For Viñales, it was more about his general level of comfort
Ramon Forcada, currently crew chief to Maverick Viñales, will join the Petronas SIC Yamaha team to work as crew chief to Franco Morbidelli. The crew for
earlier comments in the video explain some of the issues faced by Factory Yamaha reflected by the poor performance of Maverick Viñales and Valentino Rossi (which led to an extraordinary apology from a Yamaha engineer). Here is the video:
Position: 10th – Time: 1'24.835 – Laps: 27
"Especially the morning was difficult, we had some problems, but