Cal worked through a range of new parts and set-up options during a one-day test at Motorland Aragon track.
Cal began testing shortly after the track opened at 10am, and took full advantage of the hot temperatures and better than anticipated grip levels to put in 67-laps them.
The session gave Cal the opportunity to gain a more accurate assessment of an electronics and YZR-M1 engine upgrade, having had his schedule disrupted by an early high-speed crash during Monday's Catalunya test.
The British rider completed 67-laps and was impressed with the new electronics package that gave him smoother mid-corner power delivery. He also evaluated a revised engine spec and was satisfied with improved acceleration performance.
He logged a best time of 1.49.687 to finish third fastest behind factory Yamaha duo Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies.
The test was the fifth time in the last six days that Cal has been on track, and he will now enjoy a thoroughly deserved break before the 2012 World Championship resumes in his home Grand Prix at Silverstone next weekend.
Cal's post testing thoughts
“Today was really important for me because I was unable to make a proper judgement on the new parts after the early crash in Catalunya. To be honest I'm happy to have completed the test and put a lot of laps in because after the big crash I am not in the best physical condition. My ribs are hurting and if I cough it is really painful, so leaving here with a positive test gives me good confidence to take to my home race in Silverstone."
"We were worried the track might be a little dirty here but the grip level wasn't too bad and it meant we could get a lot of important data. I liked the new electronics and engine, so it was a positive day and I could have gone a bit faster but I made a couple of mistakes on one of my best laps at the end on new tyres."
"We spent a lot of time working on the set-up of the chassis today too because I'd like the bike to turn better. Yamaha is doing a great job though and the bike is working well at all tracks, so I am sure when I return for the race I will be challenging for a strong result."