Destination ‘Down Under’ for Pata Yamaha as official pre-season test kicks off 2016 campaign

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Today the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team wrapped up the second Official MotoGP Test of the 2016 season at the Phillip Island circuit. Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi have spent the last three days battling the elements whilst working through a number of new materials and finished fourth and sixth respectively in the combined timesheets.

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team’s Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo set The 2016 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship season beckons for Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK with the official pre-season test at Australia’s Phillip Island commencing on Monday 22nd February.

Alex Lowes and Sylvain Guintoli are eager to put their Yamaha YZF-R1’s to work at one of WorldSBK’s most unique and challenging circuits, with two days of testing scheduled ahead of the year’s opening race event the following weekend.

Situated on the Bass Straight, in Australia’s southern state of Victoria, and just 130kms from Melbourne, the 4,445m Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit is a favourite of many riders, including Lowes and Guintoli. Breath-taking coastal views, high-speed corners and an undulating layout make the track thrilling for spectators and demanding for teams and riders alike, providing a perfect location for the final pre-season test of 2016.

Lowes and Guintoli will take to the Phillip Island Circuit for two, two-hour sessions on each of the scheduled days, with the opening WorldSBK action commencing at 11:10hrs local time on Monday 22nd February.

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