Jorge Lorenzo gave the 2013 Yamaha YZR-M1 prototype its first shakedown in the post-race test at Brno on Monday. The Spaniard wasn’t jumping to any conclusions after just one day and will look to learn more when the team test again at Aragon next week.
24 hours after his last corner defeat by Dani Pedrosa, the championship leader also spent time focussing on the areas where the Honda proved superior in the race and Jorge feels progress is being made.
“We tried the 2013 bike today, for the moment it’s a prototype so not the final one. The engineers will now take the data away to prepare for our next test. We also worked on braking which was where I struggled with Dani during yesterday’s race. We found something a bit better which should help us gain some tenths of a second.”
Lorenzo was third quickest behind the two Tech 3 Yamahas while teammate Ben Spies finished seventh after concentrating on the set-up of his 2012 machine. Spies is now looking towards the Aragon test as he looks to salvage his season.
“There was not so much for us to do today, we spent some time this morning working on the base set up of the bike which completed our test schedule. We’ll go to Aragon next week to continue and see if it helps us for the next race in Misano.”