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If on Thursday it seemed that things at the Movistar Yamaha were going well again after the first day of testing with Maverick Viñales at the helm in Qatar, yesterday it was proven that they were not and that Johann Zarco is one step ahead with the Monster Tech3 satellite mount.
The French rider, who has been in fourth place for the two days, continues to understand better with the M1 electronics and the Magneti Marelli single control unit than the official riders themselves, but he is still not entirely satisfied with the performance of his Yamaha and wants to plus.
We have to keep working and improving
Johann Zarco scored on his best lap a time of 1: 54.874, becoming the only Yamaha capable of going below the 1:55 barrier in these two days of testing at the Losail circuit. Maverick Viñales, who finished seventh and Valentino Rossi who was eleventh, were two tenths and almost half a second behind the French respectively.
But that's not enough for the Tech3 driver, who wants to win races this season: "I feel like we are at a good level, but we are not yet at the level of to be able to fight for victorySo it's obvious that we still have work to do, "he explained.
Yesterday was focused on I work with the tires, especially with the new ones with which they have managed to "make enormous improvements, for which I am happy," added Zarco, who also had good sensations with the used tires, something essential for the sensations that the riders will later have on the track. The Qatari appointment in two weeks and with conditions similar to those they have had today.
In addition, although he has not specified what it is, the Frenchman has warned, both his Movistar Yamaha teammates and the rest of the riders, that there are still "some details" that they will try to improve during the day today to " improve even more"of the three tenths that have managed to drop in these two days.