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2017 MotoGP Test Schedule in Sepang

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP riders Maverick Viñales and Valentino Rossi carried out their testing programme in a positive fashion today. Despite challenging track conditions, the teammates took second and fourth place respectively in the time sheets on the second day of testing at the Sepang International Circuit whilst working their way through a list of new items.

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP‘s Maverick Viñales and Valentino Rossi were back in action today at the Sepang International Circuit for the second of the three track days that mark the start of 2017 MotoGP racing activity. They continued to work through a number of different testing materials, taking second and fourth place respectively in today‘s time sheets. 

2017 motogp race schedule in Sepang

2017 Motogp Race Schedule in Sepang

The riders had to be patient at the start of the eight-hour session. Damp track conditions made for a four-hour wait before they could put their 2017 YZR-M1s to the test.

2017 MotoGP test results in Sepang. Check out 2017 MotoGP Team and Riders

Once the track had dried sufficiently, Viñales was keen to head out and continued his hunt for the perfect set-up. He soon found a good rhythm and he comfortably began to chip away at his time. After o ne and a half hours he posted a best lap of 2‘00.646s to temporarily take over the top of the standings before the pace of the other riders picked up.

In the meantime, the young Spaniard proceeded to test the new fairing in order to be able to compare data with his teammate, but couldn‘t resist to push on his final stint. Viñales was one of only two riders to drop under the 2‘00 mark with, a 1‘59.858s and ended the day in second place, 0.406s from the front.

Rossi was also eager to work on the bike set-up to improve performance and left pit lane as soon as the circuit was dry. As one of the first riders to venture out on track, he put in 54 laps, which he used to compare the new fairing to the old version.

With his physical condition improved from yesterday, he underlined that he was back on form by bei ng one of the few riders to improve on his best time of the day before. At the very end of the session he put in a time attack to move up to fourth place in today‘s standings, with a fastest lap of 2‘00.254s, 0.802s from first.

2017  MotoGP Test Schedule Results

1.

A. IANNONE

TEAM SUZUKI ECSTAR

1’59.452

2.

M. VIÑALES

MOVISTAR YAMAHA MOTOGP

1’59.858

3.

A. BAUTISTA

PULL & BEAR ASPAR TEAM

2’00.218

4.

V. ROSSI

MOVISTAR YAMAHA MOTOGP

2’00.254

5.

J. ZARCO

MONSTER YAMAHA TECH3

2’00.343

6.

H. BARBERA

AVINTIA RACING

2’00.352

7.

A. DOVIZIOSO

DUCATI TEAM

2’00.441

8.

J. LORENZO

DUCATI TEAM

2’00.484

9.

J. FOLGER

MONSTER YAMAHA TECH3

2’00.495

10.

M. MARQUEZ

REPSOL HONDA TEAM

2’00.531

11.

A. ESPARGARÒ

APRILIA RACING TEAM GRESINI

2’00.609

12.

C. CRUTCHLOW

LCR HONDA

2’00.691

13.

A. RINS

TEAM SUZUKI ECSTAR

2’00.876

14.

D. PEDROSA

REPSOL HONDA TEAM

2’00.886

15.

S. REDDING

OCTO PRAMAC YAKHNICH

2’00.972

16.

K. ABRAHAM

PULL & BEAR ASPAR TEAM

2’00.981

17.

D. PETRUCCI

OCTO PRAMAC YAKHNICH

2’01.124

18.

L. BAZ

AVINTIA RACING

2’01.227

19.

M. PIRRO

DUCATI TEST TEAM

2’01.382

20.

P. ESPARGARÒ

RED BULL KTM FACTORY RACING

2’01.525

21.

J. MILLER

TEAM EG 0,0 MARC VDS

2’01.556

22.

S. LOWES

APRILIA RACING TEAM GRESINI

2’02.058

23.

T. RABAT

TEAM EG 0,0 MARC VDS

2’02.189

24.

T. TSUDA

SUZUKI TEST TEAM

2’02.267

25.

B. SMITH

RED BULL KTM FACTORY RACING

2’02.516

26.

K. NAKASUGA

YAMAHA FACTORY RACING

2’02.893

27.

K. NOZANE

YAMAHA FACTORY RACING

 

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