After positive Brno test
Valentino Rossi left the Brno circuit in the Czech Republic this evening after a busy but successful two days of testing, alongside most of his fellow MotoGP competitors.
The Italian, who won Sunday's race to go fifty points clear at the
top of the championship, set the second fastest time once again today and looks in good shape as he heads to his home race at Misano in ten day's time.
Rossi continued with a programme of Bridgestone tyre testing today, as well as working on electronics and general set-up. He did try some qualifying tyres but his best time of the day, a lap of 1'56.613, was set on a race tyre and was well inside the best lap from Sunday's race.
Valentino Rossi - Position: 2nd Time: 1'56.613 Laps: 66
"It's been a long day today but we've found some important improvements in a few different areas so it's been worthwhile, and I am leaving here feeling very happy. We've worked on electronics and it seems we've found some improvements under accelleration, then of course we've worked a lot with Bridgestone on both front and rear tyres. We've definitely found some good things in this area as well, helping our agility and stability in the corners and we are faster with these new tyres.
It's been a good test and now we are looking forward to the final six battles!"
Davide Brivio - Team Manager
"We've had a full couple of days testing and everyone has worked very hard, with great results. This is probably our last test of the season so it's been very important for us to have this chance to check many small things, especially tyres, electronics and setting. We have had a long week here in Brno but both the race and the test have been very successful and now we're looking forward to Misano."