Viñales ends hectic Misano Test fastest despite crash

Another of the main talking points from the Misano Test was Valentino Rossi (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) debuting a new bigger, longer Yamaha exhaust. The aim, according to Team Manager Massimo Meregalli saying the aim was drivability and top-end speed – important for the long straights in Barcelona and Aragon, but at the moment the riders have said there is no improvement to top end speed. In addition, Yamaha had a new carbon swingarm to try at the Misano Test – and they’ll probably use it at the Emilia Romagna GP. And there’s more, Yamaha had a new rear-brake system and chassis, the latter not providing much improvement though.