Andrea Dovizioso left Wednesday's Aragon test 'very happy' after completing a memorable week in his young Yamaha career.

The Italian became the first satellite rider to claim a podium in the new 1000cc era with third place in Sunday's Catalunya round, a result that also moved him to fourth and top satellite rider in the world championship.

Dovizioso then led Monday's post-race test at the same circuit and, while he claimed a less spectacular fourth in Wednesday's Aragon outing, he was able to work further on perfecting his riding style for the M1 and confirm the strength of a new electronics package.

"Today's test completed a very positive week for me and I go home quite tired after so much time on track but also very happy," said Dovi. "After the strong race and test at Catalunya it was important to understand our level here in Aragon.

"This has not been a strong track for me in the past but I was very fast and consistent and now I have a great feeling with the Yamaha and it is beautiful to ride this bike.

"The strong points of the Yamaha like braking and corner entry is what you need at this track, so when we come back for the race later in the season I am sure I will be very competitive.

"We were able to confirm the improvement from the electronics here and I am looking forward to using them next week in Silverstone. The upgrade gives me better control on old tyres and also the endurance of the tyre is longer, so this will be a good advantage over a race distance."

Dovizioso's best lap was 0.7sec from factory Yamaha rider and world championship Jorge Lorenzo.

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