Monday's windy Moto2 and Moto3 test at Aragon didn't just feature this year's machines, but also some Triumph-powered 2019 bikes.

Former World Superbike race winner Lorenzo Lanzi was at the controls of the new MV Agusta bike (pictured) while ex-grand prix racer Alex De Angelis put next year's NTS chassis through its paces.

Forward Racing, MV's partner for the 2019 project, said that Lanzi recorded a best time of 1m 56.4s during 83 laps. That compares with a best race lap of 1m 53.5s by Alex Marquez (Kalex) during Sunday's Moto2 race.

"The day went very well, it was really productive and I think the test was really complete," Lanzi said. "We tested the suspension, a new type of tyre, the saddle positions, and we also worked on the steering angle. 

"The amount of work was great and I'm happy to have successfully completed all the needs of today. I really thank the guys of the team who have supported me in the work in a competent and careful way."

The scrapping of Romano Fenati's contract means MV is still to confirm its riders for 2019.

Meanwhile, Aragon Moto2 race winner Brad Binder will return to the track tomorrow for his first proper test on the 2019 KTM machine.


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