2016 MotoGP Sepang Test Day 1

Sepang, Malaysia was once again the epicenter of the pre-race qualifying rounds for MotoGP before the season officially begins in March. Jorge Lorenzo led the scores, by putting his best foot forward towards the end of the day. At an interview conducted for qualifiers, Lorenzo was ecstatic, stating: “I‘m very happy and surprised about the feeling I had today with the Michelin tires. The lap times were relatively easy to achieve and every time we exited pit lane we improved something on the bike to understand the electronics better and they adapted very well to the Michelin tires. I‘m very happy with the change, because Sepang, for me, is always difficult.”

Check out the hardcore lap-by-lap commentary on the first day of the 2016 Sepang MotoGP Test Results:

Based on what we see, it gives us an idea of what will be going down once the racing season begins by next month. The fitness levels of riders as well is taken into consideration while checking their timing, speed, skill and other factors on the track. Check out the results for the first day results.

1. Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) 2’00:684
2. Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) 2’01.717
3. Dani Pedrosa (Honda) 2’01.780
4. Danilo Petrucci (Ducati) 2’01.811
5. Andrea Iannone (Ducati) 2’01.912
6. Hector Barbera (Ducati) 2’02.002
7. Marc Marquez (Honda) 2’02.278
8. Scott Redding (Ducati) 2’02.338
9. Aleix Espargaro (Suzuki) 2’02.539
10. Cal Crutchlow (Honda) 2’02.586
11. Maverick Vinales (Suzuki) 2’02.645
12. Pol Espargaro (Yamaha) 2’02.646
13. Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati) 2’02.650
14. Yonny Hernandez (Ducati) 2’02.916
15. Bradley Smith (Yamaha) 2’03.026
16. Michele Pirro (Ducati) 2’03.203
17. Loris Baz (Ducati) 2’03.204
18. Tito Rabat (Honda) 2’03.463
19. Eugene Laverty (Ducati) 2’03.565
20. Stefan Bradl (Aprilia) 2’03.978
21. Alvaro Bautista (Aprilia) 2’04.075

For an insightful take on the 2016 Sepang MotoGP Test Day 1 Results, visit motorcycle-usa.com.