Moto GP 2016 launch test in Malaysia

  • 17/02/2016


On the threshold of 2016 MotoGP season will begin in March next, the teams will have three official test session in Malaysia, Australia and Qatar. With the use of electronic controllers – ECU and new Michelin tires, 3 stage time trial run will be very important for the teams to prepare for the new season.




Stations of the first test run of the 2016 MotoGP season takes place at Sepang race track, Malaysia from 1 to 3 May 2. The majority of the teams participating in the first trial were brought two cars racing (version 2015 and 2016). As pre-season test session, achievement factors is not interested teams. With the MotoGP World Championship race in 2015 – Movistar Yamaha MotoGP, the maximum speed of the YZR-M1 is what they care about most. As for the Repsol Honda Team, the arrangement of two racing cars equipped with different engines, Honda focused on engine performance that achieved. Meanwhile, Team Suzuki Ecstar will be very busy in the next round of testing the GSX-RR race car equipped with the new seamless gearbox … Racing Team Italy – Ducati, after a season of prosperity is also very “busy” with the study GP15 and GP16 two models (new models). In the first test run crazy days, most of the names have emerged as MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo, Valentino Rossi, Marc Marquez, Dani Pedrosa, Andrea Dovizioso, Andrea Iannone


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In the first test day in Malaysia, with the use of the Yamaha YZR-sample both the M1 in 2015 and 2016, two Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider of the record completed a best lap. With 2 minutes 00 seconds while 684 completed the race in Sepang, Lorenzo excellence with the best performance. Far behind Rossi who teams up with 2 minutes 01 seconds time 717. Third place belongs to the Repsol Honda Team rider Dani Pedrosa of 2 minutes 01 seconds to 780. Meanwhile, the 2014 MotoGP champion Marc Marquez Repsol Honda Team’s good performance only seventh in the first test day in Sepang. Ended the first test run, racers 9 times MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi has spent quite a lot of praise for team-mate Jorge Lorenzo. According to Rossi, Lorenzo was the fastest rider of the day’s first test run. 2016 MotoGP season is forecast to be very “hard” for Lorenzo in defending his championship when the rest of the MotoGP are doing our best to beat Movistar Yamaha MotoGP. Although the test sessions, but also appeared a few accidents, as Bradley Smith (Tech 3 Yamaha Monster), Eugene Laverty (Aspar MotoGP).


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Results first day at Sepang test run, Malaysia:


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