Pics: Valentino Rossi’s 2014 factory YZR-M1 revealed

Published: 16 September 2013

Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo have completed their first laps on an early 2014 factory YZR-M1 prototype at the Misano circuit in Italy today.

The new bike features revised motor and chassis and yesterday’s Misano race winner Lorenzo is currently second on the timesheets at a one-day test session at the San Marino track today.

He has set a best time of 1.34.191 and is currently 0.332s behind world championship leader Marc Marquez, who is spending time further evaluating Honda’s 2014 RC213V that he briefly rode at the Motorland Aragon in June.

Rossi is currently sixth quickest and 0.764s behind Marquez’s fastest pace of 1.33.859.