Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales are preparing for Round 11 of the MotoGP season as the Monster Energy Yamaha team visits the Red Bull Ring for the Grand Prix of Austria fresh off eight hours of training at the Automotodrom Brno.
“At the Brno test we didn’t have a lot of new items to improve the acceleration, so we wanted to focus on the package we did have to create the best performance level,” Viñales said. “We worked on braking later and deeper. Spielberg has stop-start corners, so we need to change our lines and I worked on it. We know we will suffer on acceleration. We focused a lot on improving the front instead and the bike’s feeling. I’m heading to Austria with a clear mind, feeling motivated as always. I’m not sure what results to expect, because it’s a very difficult track, but we will try to be there, close to the front guys, and fight.”
“We get back on track again and I’m happy, because we have to work on the bike with my team,” Rossi said. “We want to go back to making good races. The Brno test was positive. We found some interesting things, for example a setting that I like and other things too. The Austria circuit is not really good for us, but we will do our best. We will try something we used in the Brno test to try to understand if in Austria we can get better. Anyway, to return to the track immediately after the test is positive.”