MotoGP Sepang Test 2017: “It was a good day!” – VR46

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Valentino Rossi reported some progress with the development of the YZR-M1 on day 2 at Sepang as he finished in 4th. Photo Credit – MotoGP.com

#Italian moves up the timesheets and debuts new fairing design in Sepang

Nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi moved up to P4 on the second day of 2017 testing in Malaysia, putting in 54 laps despite early inclement weather and putting in a best of 2:00.254. After suffering with illness on Day 1, the second day saw the rider from Tavullia back to his best.

The big news of Day 2 saw Rossi testing a new fairing with “internal” winglets – as their external counterparts are outlawed for 2017 – but the Italian reported minimal difference to the old.

Home sweet home // A snow covered Tavullia is @valeyellow46’s #SepangTest helmet design!. Photo Credit – Instagram.com/motogp

Valentino Rossi, P4: “Today I feel good, which is important. In the end it was a good day because this morning we had to wait but in the afternoon we could work a lot on the bike, we tried different stuff and it’s more or less positive. We tried a different frame, different chassis, different tyres and I finished in fourth – and improved the lap time – so it was a good day.

“The fairing was not a big difference but the new chassis was a good difference. Compared to the old one we’ve still not decided, we need to continue working tomorrow.”

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