No rest for Monster Yamaha Tech3 pair as testing continues

Less than 24 hours after the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya Johann Zarco was back on track working on his feeling and race pace at the circuit close to Montmeló. The Monster Yamaha Tech3 rider was working with some setting changes and eventually managed to complete 72 laps, concluding the test as the fastest Yamaha rider in a fine fourth position.

In the meantime, Hafizh Syahrin was working on his riding style aboard the Yamaha YZR-M1. Overall, the Malaysian rookie did 42 laps with a fastest time of 1’40.108 minutes, just one second from the top and confirmed his great performance of the Grand Prix weekend. Yet, Syahrin is highly motivated to come back strong in eleven days in Assen.


Johann Zarco
Position: 5th -  Time: 1'39.534 - Laps: 72


Zarco 2018"Today in Catalunya we mainly worked on improving our feeling on the bike, playing with a different setup and can always better understand the bike. We did a few exits in the morning to warming up the body and then I did long runs to have a better feeling than what I got during the race on Sunday. We found a few things, me also while riding, which is all I need to have a good race in Assen in a few weeks."


Hafizh Syahrin
Position: 13th -  Time: 1'40.108 - Laps: 42


Syahrin - 2018"We just tried a new tyre from Michelin today, plus I was working on my riding style. I changed the braking to brake harder initially in order to stop the bike easier. We made a good step. After the crash yesterday, I don’t feel 100 percent fit, so we stopped a bit earlier today. Anyway, we are on a very good way and try to keep working further in this direction. I hope, that I can continue like last weekend when we are in Assen, being strong from the first Free Practice on."

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