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Old 03-04-2016, 05:42 AM   #1
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Stepbystep approach working for Viales

The young Spaniard finished top of the timesheets without the fully seamless gearbox

Stepbystep approach working for Viales

AT THE end of day two Maverick Viñales has finished at the top of the time-sheets in Qatar despite not being given the fully seamless gearbox.

The second day of MotoGP testing in Qatar was another step forward for Team Suzuki Ecstar’s Maverick Viñales, who completed a best lap time of 1:55.436 in his 28th out of 42 laps around the Losail circuit.

The young Spaniard has been working hard to finalise the preparation of his GSX-RR, including which chassis to use, which will eventually allow him to stay consistently fast and up with the fastest riders.

On Thursday he continued the work on the set-up and the electronics, leaving the testing of the new ‘up-and-down’ seamless gearbox until Friday, but Thursday's time was already 0.444s faster than his best of Wednesday without the addition of the gearbox.

'This was another positive day, not only for the fastest lap but also for the huge job we have done,' explained the young Spaniard.

'The step-by-step approach is paying back and my lap times are good also in terms of pace. Although we worked hard to prepare for the races, I scored the best time and this gives us very good hopes.

'I’m still working to decide the chassis, we’re still trying both the 2015 and 2016, because we still have issues to verify and room for improvement. The positive is that although my best lap came with the 2015 chassis, the lap times are very close between the old one and the new one, leaving us with many options.

'As I said, I focused to prepare for the race, so today there was not time to try the new seamless gearbox, as we want to check things within all our configurations.

Tomorrow may be the right chance to test it, even though we have also planned a race simulation to verify our consistency on the long distance. For now I’m positive, the leading position is a good feeling although I’m aware there is still a lot to do.'

Friday is the final day of the official pre-season testing for MotoGP at the Losail International Circuit before the season begins under the floodlights in Qatar on the 20th March.

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