Loris Baz admitted that he had to 'reset' his mind after his final race in Kawasaki World Superbike colours in a bid to adapt to his new MotoGP Forward Racing Yamaha as soon as possible.

The Frenchman spent Monday's test at Valencia adapting to the Open Yamaha's extra power and Bridgestone's tyres after three years on a Superbike, finishing the day 20th overall, 1.6 seconds slower than team-mate Stefan Bradl.

"After the last race in Qatar I tried to reset my mind because if you come here and expect to have something you can be disappointed," he said at the end of the first day of testing.

"The bike is fantastic. It's very different to the Superbike. I feel like it's the opposite riding style. In Superbike you have to slow down a lot in the middle of the corner and pick up the bike to open the gas. Here you can carry a lot of corner speed so I have to get back to this riding style. I had to forget this in the last few seasons."

"The first impression was that the rigidity of the bike is totally different. In the first day you have to adapt the bike to you as well - the riding position, we are still working on it. Everyone knows that I'm a little taller than most people. I feel a lot comfortable at the end of the day than at the beginning. We have to work on a few things but I could improve my time every time we went out."

Only Maverick Vi?ales, Jack Miller, Bradley Smith and Danilo Petrucci completed more laps than Baz on the opening day as he got accustomed to the added grip levels of the Bridgestone tyres, which require a totally different approach to the Pirellis he used in Superbike.

"You can go in with a lot of brake, release it a little and have a lot of corner speed," said Baz. "You have to use your body a lot more to turn the bike. But slowly I understood everything and surely with a good night of sleep I can be better tomorrow.

"I'm far from the limit but it's good to learn on the first day that you can still make a good time on lap number 35. We finish no too far from the first 'Open'."



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