Following a successful Monster Energy Grand Prix Ceske Republiky the Monster Yamaha Tech3 team was back in action today at the Automotodrom Brno in order to find improvements for the remaining nine rounds of 2018. Thereby, Johann Zarco did some fine tuning on his Yamaha YZR-M1 and eventually did a best lap of 1’55.342 minutes, which put him in a superb second position as the best Yamaha rider of the field.
On the other side of the Monster Yamaha Tech3 garage, Hafizh Syahrin was working intensely with his crew, lapping the 5.403-kilometer circuit 65 times while working on his riding style. The MotoGP rookie completed the day in 10th, just 0.690 seconds behind his teammate. Now the entire paddock is leaving straight to Spielberg for the Austrian GP this weekend.
Position: 2nd – Time: 1’55.342 – Laps: 71
“This test here in Brno has been quite ok. We’ve got nothing new to test, but just tried some different settings on the bike to find a better setup in order to feel more comfortable on it, obviously with the experience I got in the race yesterday. I think we did some decent work, had some good laps and now I’m getting the right feeling. I believe my comments were much better today to find very small things that we hope will give us a better pace for the next races. We were offered to test a new tyre, but we didn’t use it. In the end, we just did a lot of laps and I enjoyed to be on the bike.”
Position: 10th – Time: 1’56.032 – Laps: 65
“It has been an intense test today because I really wanted to work with the bike. We did many laps and I feel very good with the bike now. We understand little by little, especially with the electronic. We tried different things on the front to help me for turning. We found many good points today, so I’m truly happy with the test. I ride calmer and I think I do the same time like my best during the weekend, but I ride more relaxed, which is great. Before I was fighting with the bike and now I understand it a lot better. I think we can continue like that in Austria.”