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Valentino Rossi impressed 2014 YZR-M1

17 September 09:16

Valentino Rossi a successful debut on Yamaha’s new factory YZR-M1 in Misano after clocking the third time during a one-day test session.

Rossi’s lap of 1.33.660 was set on next year’s YZR-M1, which features an engine designed for more and an upgraded chassis with weight distribution to help acceleration grip and front-end

The Italian finished behind Honda rival Marc and Misano winner Jorge and he was pleased with the improvements has made ahead of next

The 34-year-old said: “I am very about the test. We did a lot of interesting and I like the new bike. It has some in the engine to make it a bit faster and difference in the chassis with the distribution and I like it a lot.

At the beginning the feeling was a little bit but I make my best lap with the new and this is positive. It has better in acceleration and a better feeling in the The front is more stable and you can more and in general it gives a feeling.”

Rossi said was no way any of the major new components he tested in could be used in the final races of the current campaign to him secure fourth place in the championship standings in a battle Briton Cal Crutchlow.

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Honda Goldwing prototype M1

The nine-times world champion “That bike is for next We started the work for next but I don’t think I can use this for Aragon.”

Another positive for during the test was improvements in braking with his current Ever since he returned to after a nightmare two-year with Ducati, Rossi has not able to get the maximum braking But he feels he made a breakthrough that will make him in the braking zone for the final races.

He added: “We needed to improve the in braking and this is the most point of the test because we can use from next week. We quite a lot in the braking by improving the to stop the bike which has the problem that I have had the beginning of the season. But I think we a step.”

Spaniard Lorenzo didn’t to share Rossi’s enthusiasm for the YZR-M1, although he had set his personal lap of 1.33.502 on the new model.

The double world champion said: “We a new engine spec for next but we are still not really convinced and we to check the data to see in which it is better and which it is worse.”

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