Yamaha Jerez test day 2 report

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Mixed Weather Provides Challenging Day Two in Jerez

Ben Spies, Yamaha Factory Racing
Ben Spies, Yamaha Factory Racing

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Today’s second of three days of testing at the Jerez circuit proved to be a frustrating one for Yamaha Factory Racing with wet and windy conditions reducing track time. Riders Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies were forced to sit it out until the early afternoon before venturing out onto a wet track. As the wind dropped they were able to make use of the rain to evaluate wet set ups on the 1000cc YZR-M1 for the Jerez circuit.

Ben Spies
Position: 3rd Time: 1'41.726 Laps: 26

“It’s been a tough day but it’s been like that for everybody. Luckily we got a lot of stuff done yesterday, a simulation and most of the test settings. Today we just tested some wet set up stuff. I was quite happy with that, we didn’t get on the track when it was in prime condition for wet but good enough. As the track dried out we needed to wait a little to try one thing in the dry. We know what we need to do for tomorrow so we’re hoping for good weather.”

Jorge Lorenzo
Position: 13th Time: 1'50.088 Laps: 28

“Today we started late because of the weather so we only managed to do 25 or 30 laps in wet conditions. Now we know that the bike is working quite well and is competitive, we were in second place in the wet behind Dani and the next rider, Cal, was a second behind. We still need to work on our electronics as we haven’t got the perfect solution for Qatar. For tomorrow we haven’t got anything new but we need to decide whether to put away some parts.”

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Ben Spies , Jorge Lorenzo
Teams Yamaha Factory Racing
Tags lorenzo, spies, yamaha