Rossi and Dovizioso engaged in this day of testing with different objectives. For Valentino, the important thing was to understand what went wrong in the last GP and prepare as well as possible for the return to Misano at the end of October. For Andrea, on the other hand, this was the first opportunity to get to know Yamaha without the stress of the race and with a lot of time available. Both seem to have achieved their goal.
“It was a good day, in the end I was fast enough and I managed to ride better than at the weekend, especially in braking and corner entry. – the Doctor’s balance sheet, which has 11 ° – My time hasn’t been bad. I didn’t have much to try, but we tried to work on what we have and on the bike balance”.
Valentino was originally expected to try only today, but plans have changed.
“I’ll do the tests again tomorrow, as today I will try to improve the setting of the M1 and I will have some little things to try, like a new tire for Michelin”.
If Valentino is satisfied, Dovi is decidedly cheerful and not for having lapped faster than in qualifying, reducing his gap from the top.
“It was the classic day after the race, where the track is in better condition and everyone is fast – has explained – However, my sensations have improved a lot, I can be more aggressive, I feel the bike better and especially it is very nice when you feel that there is margin.. Now I have good confidence in the entry and mid-corner, I improved the braking and got used to the Michelin tires. It is one thing to adapt my style to the Yamaha, but the tires are always important”.
And last year he struggled with the new rear tire.
“Even with a completely different bike, I have the same feelings – he has declared – This is why I have to change my way of driving, the use of the rear brake, there is something to change to use the potential of the tires “.
The road is the right one.
“I still don’t feel completely comfortable, but it’s good to feel better day after day and not uncomfortable”He concluded.