Reviews WSBK test in Navarra: Yamaha in front of Kawasaki, BMW with residue
Petronas-Yamaha: Does Rossi and Morbidelli succeed in compensation?
Valentino Rossi brings magere four points and Franco Morbidelli goes completely empty: After the flap at the start, the Petronas pilots hope for improvement The Petronas Yamaha team experienced a disappointing season opener last weekend. After the good qualifying of Valentino Rossi and the strong Longruns of Franco Morbidelli in training and testing team boss Razlan Razali was able to make hope for podium places of his drivers.
the Superbike plant teams of Kawasaki, Yamaha, Honda and BMW used the WSBK Pause between events in Misano and Donington to test on the new piste in Navarre. In August, the Superbike World Cup is greeted at the 3,933 kilometer long course in North Spain.
Ducati was already testing in front of the WSBK season start in Navarre. Scott Redding and Team College Michael Ruben Rinaldi drove at the beginning of May on the new route new for Superbike World Cup pilots (). To save test days, Ducati renounced another test.
Yamaha presented himself in Best Form in Navarre. Werkspilot Toprak Razgatlioglu gained the test-best time and was 0.048 seconds faster than Yamaha brand colleague Garrett Gerloff from the GRT team. Razgatlioglu spool on the two test days 190 rounds off.
The 2021 BMW M5 Competition is much easier to live with
Retuned suspension components make the BMW M5 a little softer, resulting in a much more comfortable daily driver.To give you some context, the previous M5 Competition was so stiffly sprung that it made this sport sedan almost unlivable day to day. Even in the suspension's default Comfort setting, you could feel every little bump and blemish. It was kind of a nightmare.
also Support World Champion Andrea Locatelli was on the road with his factory Yamaha. The Italian landed on the final day at the fourth position and had only 0.174 seconds behind the lap time of his teammates. GRT-PILOT Kohta Nozane crashed on the first day. Yamaha TestPilot Niccolo Canepa took over the R1 of the Japanese on the second test day.
Kawasaki: Jonathan Rea fast, Alex Lowes with three plots
Kawasaki was represented with the work pilot Jonathan Rea and Alex Lowes. Rea came close to the Yamaha lace duo at the final day and drove the third fastest time. The world champion was less than a tenth-second in beat distance to Toprak Razgatlioglu and Garrett Gerloff.
Less good it ran for teammate Alex Lowes. The Briton had to cope with three falls on the two test days. But despite the departures in curve 13, curve 9 and curve 1, Lowes made it to the top 5 rating and had just under half a second behind.
Shanghai debut at the Maybach-Style - BMW 7 Series Two-Tone
BMW sets up a new, limited edition model of its upper class series for China. Its painting is reminiscent of the cars of the worst rivals. © BMW Group Two-type paint covers are nothing new in the car world. Interestingly, they are mainly at the two ends of the offer spectrum: small and compact cars are often individualized through color-deposed roof parts, because their surcharges can maximize the margin. For the same reason, such coloring are also widely used in the absolute luxury class.
new chassis parts for the M1000RR: BMW is looking for the
BMW connection brought some new parts to Navarre to make the M1000RR competitive. The focus was on the chassis of the new BMW superbike. In the WSBK events in Aragon, Estoril and Misano, the BMW pilots complained about the driving behavior of the machine. The BMW engineers brought new chassis solutions to Navarre.
Michael van der Mark was the fastest of the BMW pilot. The Dutch was 0.710 seconds and was scored at position six. BMW Team College Tom Sykes was already a seventh over a second. BMW satellite rider Jonas Folger was in eighth over two seconds behind the fastest time.
Honda also tested in Navarre. Alvaro Bautista and Leon Haslam originally wanted to use two half days. HRC changed the plan and used the first day completely and renounced two day. Bautista and Haslam dealt with new electronics solutions. In total, the Honda pilots turned over 150 rounds.
The lap times from the final test day in Navarra:
1. Toprak razgatlioglu (Yamaha) - 1: 36.877 minutes (190 rounds total)
2. Garrett Gerloff (GRT-YAMAHA) +0,048 seconds (140)
3. Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki ) +0.093 (112)
4. Andrea Locatelli (Yamaha) +0.174 (138)
5. Alex Lowes (Kawasaki) +0.486 (110)
6. Michael van der Mark (BMW) +0.710 (138)
. 7 Tom Sykes (BMW) +1,023 (128)
8. Jonas Folger (Bonovo-BMW) +2,153 (106)
9. Niccolo CANEPA (GRT-YAMAHA) +3,883 (47)
Maverick Vinales – A timeline of his Yamaha MotoGP exit .
On Friday morning Yamaha confirmed it had parted ways with Maverick Vinales with immediate effect, bringing to an end a complicated chapter in MotoGP history.Signed as the future prospect who could fill the outgoing Jorge Lorenzo’s shoes and act as a safeguard to Yamaha’s future once Valentino Rossi finally hung up his helmet, a fraught four-and-a-half years has come to an end in bitter circumstances.