Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's Valentino Rossi concluded the one-day Brno Official Post-GP Test 2018 in seventh place. Teammate Maverick Viñales still felt sore from yesterday's crash and sat out the event. He will join the team activities again at round 11 of the 2018 MotoGP World Championship, held in Austria this weekend.
Brno (Czech Republic), 6th August 2018
One day after the Monster Energy Grand Prix České republiky race, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi was back on the Automotodrom Brno circuit for a one-day official IRTA test.
Teammate Maverick Viñales opted not to join today's 8-hour long session, in an effort to fully recover from yesterday’s crash in time for the eyetime Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich, held this weekend.
Being the only rider out on track for the Yamaha Factory Racing team, Rossi spent a productive day trying new items, testing various setting details, and providing feedback on the prototype 2019 Michelin front tyre.
The Doctor started just before eleven and was one of the last riders to call it a day at six o'clock, riding 51 laps in total. The result of his hard work during the test was positive overall. Though not really pushing to put in a strong time-attack, the Italian still ended the day in seventh place with a best lap of 1’55.918s, 0.709s from the top.
The Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team will now travel to the Red Bull Ring – Spielberg for the next round of the 2018 MotoGP World Championship and will resume track action this Friday.