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MotoGP, Quartararo: "In Barcelona we will try the new aerodynamics chosen at Mugello"

"In Le Mans we took a step forward with the tuning and it will be interesting to see how it will be here with the new aerodynamics," Rins: "We worked hard to make the most of the extra time spent on the track."

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The official Yamaha team looks forward with confidence to the weekend at Montmeló, home stage of Alex Rins and title sponsor Monster Energy. An appointment to which the Iwata-based team arrives on the wave of the progress made by Fabio Quartararo in the French Grand Prix and on the strength of the work carried out in last week's private test at Mugello, in which the two Yamaha riders were able to try out the new aerodynamic package brought to debut in Monday's Jerez test and which they would like to use again this weekend in Catalunya.

"After the private Mugello Test, we settled on an aerodynamics version we'll try here this weekend. I'm interested to see what it will be like," admitted Quartararo, who has sweet memories at the Catalan track, where he scored three career victories between Moto2 and MotoGP: "For sure, we'll do our best, as always. Barcelona is one of my favourite circuits as well - I rode some really good races here, especially in 2022. We made a step with the setting in Le Mans, so let‘s see if we can get some good results this weekend".

A step forward that Rins also hopes to take in front of his home crowd, trying to make the most of the new elements evaluated at Mugello and the work done in Tuscany on the basic set-up of his M1.

"This my home GP, so for sure that adds a bit of extra excitement. We have been working hard trying to make the most of the extra track time the private Mugello Test gave us, " noted Alex. "This weekend we will have a new aeropackage available to us, the version I liked. So, all in all, I am just really looking forward to start riding in Montmeló".

The Catalan weekend will therefore be an important one for Yamaha, ready to homologate the second aerodynamic upgrade of the year and to try to cope with the low grip offered by the Barcelona track.

"The next two weeks will be very important, with the Catalan GP and the Italian GP back to back. In Barcelona we will put into practice some of the results of the private test we did last week at Mugello. Based on the positive data, we will most likely homologate the second aerodynamic package," said Team Manager Massimo Meregalli . "However, Montmeló usually doesn't have as much grip as Mugello, especially on the first day of the GP weekend. Last year this was a problem for us, but we are preparing a countermeasure with the aim to manage this in the best way possible."

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