Yamaha 1,000 cc performance on his debut at Brno, Czech Republic, not only staggering Ben Spies. Valentino Rossi also admitted the same thing, after seeing the results of the trial of former team in the official practice.
Indeed, the Yamaha for the first time to try a new motor that will be used in the 2012 season. This is different to the Ducati, which has five times the experimenting, from a total of eight trials that were permitted during the year 2011.
Apparently, the new motor replacement candidate YZR-M1 800 cc is a direct match. Evidently, the defending champion Jorge Lorenzo just 0.085 seconds adrift of the Repsol Honda rider, Casey Stoner, who was fastest in practice with the 1000 cc engine. Meanwhile, Honda for a second time to test the new motor.
In the test, Lorenzo managed to complete 28 laps with a best time record of 1 minute 56.253 seconds. Raihannya almost 0.5 seconds faster than the qualifications in the Czech Grand Prix, last weekend, with a Yamaha 800 cc.
Meanwhile, on the third rank are teammate Lorenzo, Spies. Former world superbike champion it gives an indication that he was also one of the favorites in the 2012 season because of a total of 24 laps completed, he managed to carve the best time of 1 minute 56.306 seconds. Raihannya only 0.138 adrift of Stoner, who with the RC213V make best time of 1 minute 56.168 seconds.
Rossi, who at the test this time focusing to develop and evaluate the geometry and weight distribution on GP11.1, admitted impressed with what is shown Yamaha. Because, in his first appearance, the two riders they immediately succeed.
"What surprised me was the Yamaha, Lorenzo and Spies very fast since it first came out. When the bike was there and ready, they are not so far from Honda. It seems that they are closer than 800 cc bike at this track. I already know that Honda and Yamaha competitive. "
At the trial this time, Ducati GP12 decided not to try, because they want to focus on developing 800cc motor. But in subsequent tests to be conducted the day after the beginning of next month's Italian Grand Prix, Ducati will give it a try, so Rossi will return to ride the new bike in front of the public itself.
Nevertheless, "The Doctor" admitted to not be affected by the performance of Honda and Yamaha in the tests this time. He remains confident in the performance of Ducati, and is ready to continue the development of a competitive season ahead.
"Our machines are fast enough, but the problems we face are many. Of course this will be heavy because of the Honda and Yamaha has been quick. Even so, we will try."