Register Members List Member Map Media Calendar Garage Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back > News & Media > Motorcycle News & Media > Industry News
Forgot info?

Welcome to! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!

Register Today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Like us on Facebook! Regular shirt GIVEAWAYS and more


Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 02-01-2016, 07:30 AM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2008
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 140,850

MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo Tops Day One At Sepang

Photo Courtesy of Movistar Yamaha

Jorge Lorenzo set his fast time of the day before the lunch break.

Reigning MotoGP Champion Jorge Lorenzo hit the ground running and topped the time sheets on day one of the first pre-season test at Sepang International Circuit. The Movistar Yamaha rider’s 2:00.684 on Michelins and with the spec ECU impressed, as it was just .078 of a second off of his fast time in last year’s race.

Most of the riders spent the first day of the three-day test working on the electronics and getting used to the new tires. The consensus was that the Michelins had improved over the winter break and it showed on track with far less front end crashes than last year’s first outing at Valencia.

Also, the Yamaha techs clearly did their homework with the spec ECU, earning a 1-2 finish on the first day of the new year. Valentino Rossi improved his time in the afternoon to move up to second, trailing his teammate by 1.033 seconds.

Photo Courtesy of Movistar Yamaha

Valentino Rossi made it a Yamaha 1-2 finish on the first day of testing at Sepang. The Italian sported a special winter themed helmet for the test.

Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa held off a bunch of Ducatis to end the day third, while his teammate Marc Marquez struggled in seventh.

Danilo Petrucci also made quite the impression on the first day back to work in 2016. The Octo Pramac Yachnich Ducati rider was fourth and the top Duc of the day on the GP15. Factory Ducati rider Andrea Iannone was fifth ahead of Avintia Ducati’s Hector Barbera.

Petrucci’s teammate Scott Redding was eighth. Rounding out the top 10 was Team Suzuki Ecstar’s Aleix Espargaro and LCR Honda’s Cal Crutchlow.

Aspar Ducati’s Eugene Laverty ended his test at Sepang early with a big crash in turn four that injured his right wrist.

2016 MotoGP Sepang Test One Day One Results:
  1. Jorge Lorenzo (SPA) Movistar Yamaha 2:00.684
  2. Valentino Rossi (ITA) Movistar Yamaha 2:01.717
  3. Dani Pedrosa (SPA) Repsol Honda 2:01.780
  4. Danilo Petrucci (ITA) Octo Pramac Yachnich Ducati 2:01.811
  5. Andrea Iannone (ITA) Ducati 2:01.912
  6. Hector Barbera (SPA) Avintia Ducati 2:02.002
  7. Marc Marquez (SPA) Repsol Honda 2:02.278
  8. Scott Redding (GBR) Octo Pramac Yachnich Ducati 2:02.338
  9. Aleix Espargaro (SPA) Team Suzuki Ecstar 2:02.539
  10. Cal Crutchlow (GBR) LCR Honda 2:02.586
  11. Maverick Vinales (SPA) Team Suzuki Ecstar 2:02.645
  12. Pol Espargaro (SPA) Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2:02.646
  13. Andrea Dovizioso (ITA) Ducati 2:02.650
  14. Yonny Hernandez (COL) Aspar Ducati 2:02.916
  15. Bradley Smith (GBR) Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2:03.026
  16. Michele Pirro (ITA) Ducati 2:03.203
  17. Loris Baz (FRA) Avintia Ducati 2:03.204
  18. Tito Rabat (SPA) EG 0.0 Marc VDS Honda 2:03.463
  19. Eugene Laverty (IRL) Aspar Ducati 2:03.565
  20. Stefan Bradl (GER) Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 2:03.978
  21. Alvaro Bautista (SPA) Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 2:04.075

NewsBot is offline   Reply With Quote
Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MotoGP: Lorenzo Tops Day One At Sepang NewsBot Industry News 0 10-23-2015 06:10 PM
MotoGP: Three Straight Wins For Jorge Lorenzo At Mugello NewsBot Industry News 0 05-31-2015 02:20 PM
MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo - Q&A NewsBot Racing News 0 03-25-2015 06:50 AM
Photos: 2015 MotoGP Preview - Jorge Lorenzo NewsBot Industry News 0 03-20-2015 11:01 PM
MOTOGP: Jorge Lorenzo threatened by former manager? Grinchy Taking it to the Track 9 06-18-2009 07:39 AM

Thread Tools


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:11 PM. is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy