Sepang test: Valentino Rossi feeling good after second day

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Nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi moved up to P4 on the second day of 2017 testing in Malaysia, putting in 54 laps despite early inclement weather and putting in a best of 2:00.254. After suffering with illness on Day 1, the second day saw the rider from Tavullia back to his best.

The big news of Day 2 saw Rossi testing a new fairing with “internal” winglets – as their external counterparts are outlawed for 2017 – but the Italian reported minimal difference to the old.

The Italian reported some progress with the development of the YZR-M1 on day 2 at Sepang as he finished in 4th

“Today I feel good, which is important. In the end it was a good day because this morning we had to wait but in the afternoon we could work a lot on the bike," said Rossi "we tried different stuff and it’s more or less positive."

"We tried a different frame, different chassis, different tires and I finished in fourth - and improved the lap time - so it was a good day."

“The fairing was not a big difference but the new chassis was a good difference. Compared to the old one we’ve still not decided, we need to continue working tomorrow.”