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T BIKE PREPARATION BEFORE THE 2ND QUALIFYING SESSION

t bike preparation before the 2nd qualifying session

2017-06-23 01:55

It’s 2 am in the GMT94 box. The Yamaha R1 mechanics have just finished the reassembly of the two motorcycles. An intervention who consist in mounting the racing engine on the second motorcycle called the “T bike”. It is important for the whole team to validate this second machine which can be use in case of unexpected event with the main bike. The “T bike” can be used to replace the racing machine until the warm up lap which precedes the start of the race and under certain conditions. Then, the “T bike” can no longer be used by the team. The main goal of the second qualifying session tomorrow will be .... ....

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SLOVAKIA RING 8H. GMT94 Yamaha R1 IN 3RD POSITION AFTER NIGHT PRACTICE.

slovakia ring 8h. gmt94 yamaha r1 in 3rd position after night practice.

2017-06-22 22:17

The nocturnal tests are once again very positive. The late hour still retains the high temperatures.
The team works relentlessly to adapt the machine to the track. This second nocturnal session directly guides the work of tomorrow, during the second qualifying session. We would like to extend our warmest thanks to our partners and supporters who traveled to Slovakia.
Rendezvous tomorrow at 10:30 am for the second session of qualifying practice.
Christophe Guyot: "The mechanics worked on the adjustments to adapt the suspensions and the tires to the heat wave temperature. We still have things to discover and tomorrow's .... ....
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SLOVAKIA RING 8H. GMT94 YAMAHA R1 AT THE 2ND PROVISIONAL PLACE

slovakia ring 8h. gmt94 yamaha r1 at the 2nd provisional place

2017-06-22 16:53

 

The cumulative times of this first qualifying session put the GMT94 Yamaha R1 second in the provisional standings just behind the Yamaha # 7. After the epic duels between these two machines during the 24H of Le Mans and the 8h of Oschersleben, it seems that we will be entitled to a new battle between Yamaha, the # 7 probably having to heart to take its revenge after the two consecutive victories Of the GMT94.

Riders used the tires and the full racing configuration. Once again, despite the heat wave, the riders feel comfortable on the machine ! There are so many traps for everyone and the concentration remains at its best. Also, .... ....

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SLOVAKIA RING 8H. 4TH PLACE FOR THE GMT94 YAMAHA R1 AT THE FREE PRACTICE SESSIONS

slovakia ring 8h. 4th place for the gmt94 yamaha r1 at the free practice sessions

2017-06-22 13:11

The free practice sessions has been done especially for the mechanics' training. Loads of refuelling simulations has been done. Riders wished to change some settings to avoid the scorching temperatures, here on the track, even if they already are very please with the bike. Rear grip question is the same for every team as we keep going on improve it to the best. We'll keep training through qualifying sessions for the Saturday race and still searching for the last tenth this afternoon.

SLOVAKIA RING 8H. PRACTICES AND TECHNICAL INSPECTION FOR THE GMT94

slovakia ring 8h. practices and technical inspection for the gmt94

2017-06-21 22:19

Wednesday ends at the Slovakia Ring. The sun sets on the Slovak circuit after having once again, shone and given warm to all the teams. The day went well for the GMT94. David Checa, Niccolo Canepa and Mike Di Meglio are satisfied with the performance of the Yamaha R1. Dunlop tires provide a very good level of grip despite very high track temperatures. After a morning of testing sessions, the afternoon was devoted to technical controls. The machines, as well as the drivers and their equipment have therefore been inspected by the stewards in order to validate the conformity without which it is not possible to start the race. The end of the day ....

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SLOVAKIA RING 8H. NIGHT PRACTICES

slovakia ring 8h. night practices

2017-06-20 23:51

Huge thank you to the organisation to let us ride by night from 8.30 pm to 10 pm. It allows all the teams to know what kind of conditions we should have with colder temperatures considering tyres and bodies. This important session allows every team to start in a good mood the official free practices. But, big bug's omnipresence is another surprise of the day. We wish you a very good night and see you tomorrow.

Christophe Duflaut

SLOVAKIA RING 8H. SCORCHING TEMPERATURES AT THE CIRCUIT

slovakia ring 8h. scorching temperatures at the circuit

2017-06-20 18:29

At 2.30 pm the weather is getting hotter and hotter but smiles are staying there. Setups changes keep running, fork adjustments and injection mappings too. Everybody's pushing hard to get the bikes' quintessence. Every move is adjusting, every sight is sharpening and improvements are done step by step. Every tiny details counts and is extremely important : from tyres, track's and air temperature  to the rims balance. All the three pilots are comfortable on the bike despite of the scorching temperatures. Engine is absolutely great working at 172,4°F even with 95°F outside. Huge thank you to Radia Soudure with our new radiator .... ....

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SLOVAKIA RING 8H. FREE PRACTICES START TODAY AT THE SLOVAKIA RING

slovakia ring 8h. free practices start today at the slovakia ring

2017-06-20 14:21

First day on track begins. It's an unofficial test granted by Slovakia Ring's organization. It's extremely important for private teams as they didn't had the same chance as us to have preliminary tests here. We'd like to deeply thank the organization on behalf of every team.
Sun is burning, sky is blue and riders are focused and smiling. GMT94 awoke on a strong rythm which will not loosen up until the middle of the night. Tanks are filling, gas barrels are emptying. Asphalt and rubber are crossplane engine's privileged witnesses. In the background, lunch is drawn by a buffet as cold as the weather is hot. Tyres deflate and inflate. Rubber ....

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SLOVAKIA RING 8H. GMT94 IS PUTTING UP ON THE SLOVAKIA RING

slovakia ring 8h. gmt94 is putting up on the slovakia ring

2017-06-19 22:18

After more than 1600 km journey the team is taking place at Slovakia Ring. The very first day is dedicated at hospitality installation, box adjustement and the building of the timekeeping box. Everybody's adjusting themselves at the new world championship's circuit. Time is running and every second counts. Sun is hard but certainly less than the race's day. Lunch is very welcome to fill the batteries warmed by the blue sky slightly cloudy. Every team is looking at the other but always in a good mood. Unexpected moments don't disturbe the beautiful day punctuated by a meeting at the best moment. Organisations and strategies are defined with ....

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END OF THE YAMAHA DAY ON CAROLE TRACK

end of the yamaha day on carole track

2017-06-06 18:44

6 pm. The Carole track is gently emptied. Many Yamaha customers, who were present today on the French track near of Paris, put away their equipment after a busy day alternating with sun and rain. It would have taken more to discourage all those enthusiasts who came to share this day with the GMT94 team and the Yamaha France staff. The day was organized with sessions which allowed bikers present today to ride on the track but also to discuss with David Checa, Niccolò Canepa and Mike Di Meglio between 2 sessions. Three GMT94 riders were available to take shots with people, to sign autograph but also to share their experience with .... ....

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