Sepang Test 2016 – Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales close very well the two days of testing at Sepang. After the first tests in Valencia, the new couple moved to Malaysia for the last appointment of the year. They shared the track with their “cousins” of Tech3 Folger and Zarco.
Sepang Test 2016: The first time of Vale
Valentino drives for the first time the Yamaha M1 2017. In Spain, he tried always a hybrid configuration, with the new engine or with the new chassis. After Valencia, especially the Doctor was not convinced engine, while the chassis needed another review. Rossi seemed quite happy with the new bike. In tests, the two riders tested a lot of materials. Finally, the Yamaha team completed all the work planned and it had good feelings.
Valentino was very quiet. A photo shows us that the Doctor lived very well the test at Sepang. This time to hit is the bizarre post lunch NAP. Valentino Rossi, his great friend Uccio and another Yamaha’s man sleep on the ground, in strange positions. The Doctor has a serene and angelic face. Vale rests with feet on a chair.
Sepang Test 2016: Also Maverick is happy
For the first time, Vinales drives the Yamaha M1 2017. In Valencia, the young Spaniard had shot only with the 2016 version to become familiar with the new Team. Also Maverick was happy. We haven’t more information from Sepang. Except that on both days the pilots found the wet track in the morning and the sun in the afternoon. Both Rossi and Vinales have completed about sixty rounds each one per day.
Meanwhile, in Jerez
Jonathan Rea was fastest in Jerez de la Frontera. Today a few representatives of the Superbike and MotoGP took to the track together. The Superbike Champion turned very fast. Second time for Alvaro Bautista. Third time for the Ducati Superbike of Chaz Davies. His Panigale is ahead of Loris Baz and Tom Sykes.