SEPANG MOTOGP WINTERTEST
21 riders took to the track for the first time since November, the big boys of MotoGP is back to the track with the new Magneti Marelli spec ECU and Michelin tyres fitted together.
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo continued where he left off in 2015 as he dominated the field. A 2’00.684 set the over a second clear of his closest rival, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP teammate Valentino Rossi in second.
Lorenzo’s lap was only 0.078s slower than his fastest lap of the race in 2015; with new tyres and new electronics this is a positive start for the five-time World Champion.
Just behind, Rossi completed an incredible 55 laps, his 2’01.717 coming on his 52nd lap. Rain had been predicted to fall earlier in the test, but held off until the final 20 minutes which allowed riders to maximise their time on track.
VALENTINO ROSSI clocked the second fastest time on day one test
DANI PEDROSA Repsol Honda rider completing the top three
ALEIX ESPARGARO Team Suzuki top ten today
MARC MARQUEZ ends the day with a wheelie while exiting Turn 4 Sepang
BRADLEY SMITH Team Tech3 Yamaha
CASEY STONER will join the riders on track on Tuesday, Stoner participating in his first official timed session since Valencia in 2012
VALENTINO ROSSI hopes to close the gap on the times sheets today.