Petronas Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo turned in his first laps using Ohlins’ carbon forks in yesterday’s MotoGP test at Brno but couldn’t see what all the fuss was about.
The French series rookie had never before used the forks - which have been factory kit for a couple of years - and it looks like he will need some time to get used to them.
“Is difficult to know as I have been using the aluminium since Valencia test to now, so the first time with the carbon was a little bit different. I don’t exactly what is the benefit but the bike felt a little bit lighter on the bike,” said Quartararo.
“We tried some new tyres from Michelin and we were able to use some electronics settings that the team has wanted to test. We need to think about what we’ve tested and have some discussions about the direction that we’ll take with the new parts.”
At the end of the day, Quartararo topped the timesheets and was followed home by Maverick Vinales on the works M1 and team-mate Franco Morbidelli in third.