Pirelli Valencia Test WSS
Yamaha Motor Germany rider Broc Parkes was on form once more in testing, posting competitive times despite having a heavy workload of machine and tyre evaluation duties to perform, in the absence of his team-mate Kevin Curtain. His absolute best
lap on day two was a 1'37.0, putting him fourth fastest overall.
Parkes rode most of the test alone, aided at some points by Yamaha Motor Europe test rider, Jeffry de Vries. Sebastien Charpentier (Honda) was the fastest rider on display, setting a 1'36.4.
Broc Parkes (Yamaha Motor Germany) :
"It would have been good to have another day and I had a lot of work to do as it was. We wanted to get through a lot of new things on the bike and we had to get those worked out properly, so we didn't devote so much time to testing tyres to start with. We went through a lot of stuff anyway and the bike is working well. I think I did a 1'37 flat, and that was only half a second off the fastest guy, so that was pretty good. We have new quick shifters now and the bike is lighter, so we can move the weight around the bike if we want."
WSS - fastest time over two days :
S. Charpentier, Honda 1'36.4
K. Sofuoglu, Honda 1'36.8
G. Nannelli, Ducati 1'36.9
B. Parkes, Yamaha 1'37.0
F. Foret, Kawasaki 1'37.7
B. Veneman, Suzuki 1'38.6
P. Riba, Kawasaki 1'39.3
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