- This is the only driver to lower the barrier of two minutes.
- This result continues to be a true reflection of several clear conclusions.
the Spanish Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha YZR M 1) ruled authoritatively the third and final day of testing the first round of the MotoGP preseason at the Malaysian track of Sepang, to be the only driver to lower the barrier of two minutes .
Lorenzo, author of the best time of testing and in the first day, he regained the top spot on Tuesday had taken the Italian Danilo Petrucci (Ducati Desmosedici GP15) with a time of 2: 00,095, rolling in 1: 59,580, the only driver to break the barrier of two minutes to complete the 5543 meters of the Asian track.
This result continues to be a true reflection of several clear conclusions, the first of which is that Yamaha preseason start checking the references to all rivals , in particular the Spanish and MotoGP world champion in 2015, Jorge Lorenzo, who has performed at a high level, while his teammate Valentino Rossi finished fourth.
the second conclusion is that soft Michelin tires , until they were removed after the accident stunning French Loris Baz (Ducati Desmosedici GP14.2) in the home straight to Sepang and about 290 km / h., played a decisive asset in the performance of some pilots.
Without the soft tires, the best performance award to motorbikes but also the least resistant, have been Yamaha riders who have dominated all competition, which is evident in the timesheets in the third and final day.
Lorenzo and Rossi topped the table if While it is the triple world champion Spanish MotoGP who really makes clear differences, rolling almost faster than his nearest rival, his own teammate second.
the Spanish Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda RC 213 V) finished in third place of the day , although the overall result of the first round of the preseason double MotoGP world champion (2013 and 2014) is relegated to fifth, behind Hector Barbera (Ducati Desmosedici GP14.2) and Danilo Petrucci (Ducati Desmosedici GP15), which used soft tires to get it.
it is obvious that Honda stands It shows that you have problems, you may not be as sharp in a fortnight at Phillip Island, where temperatures are lower, since although the world champion Repsol Honda “makeup” results, position your second driver Dani Pedrosa continues to be worrisome.
Pedrosa is sixth on the third day to a second and a half lead, but eleventh on aggregate, and this forces the Honda engineers to work intensively on electronic and motorbike engine to facilitate its pilots the most competitive possible for the start of a season that are beginning to emerge favorite material.
arrival of the single unit and changing tires has managed to narrow the margin of difference that existed between the official drivers and private teams, with a good job tuning may well put in more of a hurry to the first, as has been reflected Sepang these workouts with the performance of teams as Spanish Avintia and its pilot Hector Barbera.
Not to mention in this regard to Pramac and two pilots, the Italian Danilo Petrucci, leading the second day and second at the end of the three days, and Briton Scott Redding, signing in the squad for this season, seventh in the final standings of Sepang.
About not seem to have yet found the best way to the evolution of their bikes are the drivers of the Suzuki GSX-RR , Spanish Maverick Viñales and Aleix Espargaró, twelfth and thirteenth in Sepang, although logically their position should be much higher up the timesheets.
yes pleasantly surprised is the Australian Casey Stoner , MotoGP world champion in 2007 and 2011, because despite not racing since 2012 and not get on a MotoGP for more than a year ago, got the fifth position on the third day a half second of Lorenzo and ended the call in a well deserved ninth place on a bike that is far from resembling the Ducati rider when he was champion in 2007 .