BRNO, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUGUST 07: Johann Zarco of France and Monster Yamaha Tech 3 speaks with journalists at the end of the testing day during the MotoGp Tests In Brno at Brno Circuit on August 7, 2017 in Brno, Czech Republic. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Johann Zarco continued his highly impressive progress aboard the Yamaha YZR-M1 as he tirelessly lapped the Brno circuit in the Tech 3 Yamaha's one day test at the Brno circuit on Monday.

The French rider gained valuable insights as he focused on exploring setup options as well as sampling some new Michelin tyres.

After completing a mammoth 70 laps, he set his best time on the penultimate lap and finished as the Top Independent rider on the day.

The findings leave him fully confident for the next outing in Austria, which will get underway on Friday.

“After a solid weekend, but a tricky race, I was just happy to be back on my Yamaha, yet the test went positively for me and we completed a lot of laps,” he said. “The team and I didn't test any new parts, but we looked at the setup of the YZR-M1 in order to improve the feeling and to try to always be fast yet relaxed.”

“We did a good job and now I can also understand the bike a bit better, which allows me to give more valuable comments to the crew who can then enhance my Yamaha even more. I especially focused on the corner exit.”

“When you start to struggle in a Grand Prix, it's usually because of the rear grip and it's sometimes difficult to have a solid drive and to follow the other riders, so I worked on this.”

“Also, I tried the new tyres and the results were pleasing because we had a rear tyre that gave me a good feeling but it's for next year. Additionally, I tried a front compound that Viñales likes, and I too am pleased with it. It was positive and we made some interesting steps forward so let's see how these results work in Austria."