MADRID, June 6. (Royals Blue) –
The French rider Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) also dominated the MotoGP category test on Monday that took place at the Circuit de Montmeló and in which the main factories tried to test their new parts to improve their respective performances.
Winner on Sunday in Montmeló, the current world champion and leader of the World Championship, who focused his work on an updated swingarm, topped the time table with a time of 1:39.447, although only four thousandths better than the Italian Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati ) and 53 than Frenchman Johan Zarco (Ducati).
For his part, the Spanish Aleix Espargaró (Aprilia), protagonist on Sunday due to the mistake that cost him the podium at ‘home’, finished as the fourth best record, just over a tenth from Nice. The Italian maca tested a radically new side fairing and Granollers also tested the efficiency of the new rear wing.
In addition, Repsol Honda left with a good feeling thanks to Pol Espargaró’s fifth place, which was 241 thousandths behind the ‘Diablo’. The Catalan completed a total of 88 laps and was able to work on a number of components, including various aerodynamic options and a new chassis, according to the gold wing team. For his part, his partner, the German Stefan Bradl, suffering from some discomfort due to his fall on Sunday, was seventeenth (1: 40.474).
“Today has been a very busy day where we have done almost 90 laps and I have tested many things. The tests include a chassis, swingarm, some aerodynamics and other parts to confirm some points. One day of testing is not enough because always we want more, but for now it is good and we accept what we have done. Hopefully today will help us in the next races with small and consistent steps forward”, celebrated Pol Espargaró.
For his part, Bradl recalled that his shoulder hurt “still a little”, but that it had been “a good test”. “We have been able to do everything we needed to. We have done some tests to give the engineers more information for the future and we have also done some tests with tires for Michelin,” he commented.