If you are an enthusiast of the MotoGp phenomenon, you know that these days are the first test of the year.Yesterday was the first day of tests on the Malaysian circuit.Dani Pedrosa was the fastest pilot on the first day of 30 pilots.

World champion en-titre Marc Marquez was only 7th at the end of the day, he said: “I’m quite happy, I was working on three different bikes and three different engines – I mean last year’s bike and two different engines – and of course it was quite difficult because when the engine is new you must adjust many, many things. I wasn’t able to work on the setup, but we still have two more days.”

Yamaha pilots did not do as well as Honda rivals. So Rossi took the 6th position and Vinales was only the 13th.On the second day the Vinales-Rossi tandem was the fastest.

Today the track was more slippery so we could make some more steps in the areas we wanted. I’m really positive that we could keep a consistent lap time and complete a race distance, and I think we have to continue like this because we are in a good way. We have to try to forget one lap and try to make 20 laps, which is what we are trying to do.”explains Viñales.

What Honda has brought here is good, I feel positive with a lot of things,” says the Brit, “and today we tried the new fairing where again there were positives and negatives, but I think more positives, which is very good. We know that the Japanese have been working very hard back at HRC and now we have to look forward to tomorrow.” said Crutchlow, occupying the third position at the end of the second day.


The Sepang tests continue tomorrow and start with the hour 10:00 (LT)


Photo – Yamaha Racing