Moto2 world champ Pecco Bagnaia laid down his MotoGP marker at the Valencia test, finishing only six-tenths behind fastest man Maverick Vinales.
Bagnaia moved straight on to a GP18 and showed immediate pace, already identifying what he needs to improve at the Jerez test next week.
“We worked on more feeling with the front in the last part of braking and also for turning more the bike. We have found something very important and very interesting. At the moment I’m very happy with the work done with the team and with the bike," said Bagnaia.
“I respect that Moto2 is completely different and I prefer this bike, most of all for the speed because it’s incredible when you are staring to brake. But we are in the correct line, we don’t have any pressure and we tried to be better every lap that I make. And the feeling is very good with everything.
“For sure we have to continue in this line, to understand more everything on the bike. I need to improve more on the braking, because I lose a little bit of time, not too much, but I continue losing time, like yesterday but today the feeling with the bike was much better. In Jerez for sure we will continue with this work.
“Both, working in morning with the bike and play with my riding style and in the last part of the day we worked on putting the bike on my direction.”