Yamaha reflections from Sepang Check

2023 Sepang MotoGP Check

Whereas the 2 Monster Power Yamaha riders did have some back-up help from check riders Cal Crutchlow and Katsuyuki Nakasuga the majority of the workload at Sepang rested on the shoulders of Fabio Quartararo and Franco Morbidelli.

Whereas the highest pace potential with the brand new engine has been promising, Quartararo completed the check a considerably disappointing P17 and Morbidelli P20.

Massimo Meregalli – Monster Yamaha Group Director

This check was essential for us. We had a whole lot of objects to guage over the past three days. It was a disgrace that rain lower into our observe time over the course of the Sepang Check. We labored as a lot as we may and gathered a great quantity of information, nevertheless it has not been simple to guage all these objects in a very brief time. Happily, we may determine on crucial objects that we wanted to evaluate throughout this check. For different objects, like some components of the aero bundle and chassis, we weren’t in a position to determine on them right here, and we must attempt them once more in Portimão. We’re proud of the advance we’ve got made by way of high pace. However sadly we couldn’t end your complete testing plan. The listing of things to check was so lengthy, and the dry observe time was so brief, that we weren’t in a position to get the job finished completely. We’ll now go over all the information that we couldn’t analyse right here to arrange for the final and essential check in Portimão in March.

Quartararo confirmed his typical willpower and dedication on Sunday with 63 laps, probably the most of any rider, as he strived to realize information for engineers to analyse forward of the following outing at Portimao.

Fabio Quartararo – P17

I’m very proud of the highest pace. That is one thing I requested for for a very long time. We had many issues to attempt, and I’m completely happy about that too, as a result of we requested for this as nicely. Total, the tempo on used tyres is nice, I’m feeling tremendous completely happy, however we have to enhance on using with new tyres. At present, the sensation wasn’t nice throughout the time assault. We’ll take a look in any respect the information after which have a suppose on methods to ’reset‘ for Portimão. Let’s see if we are able to make a giant step.”

Fabio Quartararo

Much like his team-mate, Morbidelli used the ultimate day in Malaysia to work on finishing his testing programme as a lot as potential to assist the Yamaha engineers acquire additional insights concerning the up to date objects.

Franco Morbidelli – P20

So, lastly, we ran by way of the aero choices. We actually wanted to do this, and we discovered some fascinating stuff that we might want to verify in Portimão. We back-to-backed another issues that we wanted to check consecutively. Lastly, we additionally did a time assault, however that wasn’t so optimistic. So, we have to dig deeper on that facet. We’ll work on that and arrive extra ready in Portimão.”

Franco Morbidelli

The group will now return to Europe while the Yamaha engineers in Japan course of the testing information. The Monster Power Yamaha MotoGP Group will regroup in Portugal from 11-12 March for the Portimão MotoGP Official Check.

MotoGP Sepang Check Mixed Occasions

Pos Rider Bike TIme/Hole
1 L.Marini DUCATI 1’57.889
2 F.Bagnaia DUCATI +0.080
3 M.Viñales APRILIA +0.147
4 E.Bastianini DUCATI +0.260
5 J.Martin DUCATI +0.315
6 A.Espargaro APRILIA +0.418
7 F.Di Giannanto   Ita DUCATI +0.455
8 M.Bezzecchi DUCATI +0.474
9 A.Marquez DUCATI +0.496
10 M.Marquez HONDA +0.777
11 R.Fernandez APRILIA +0.821
12 J.Mir HONDA +0.895
13 P.Espargaro GASGAS +0.908
14 B.Binder KTM +0.923
15 M.Oliveira APRILIA +0.950
16 J.Zarco DUCATI +0.963
17 F.Quartararo YAMAHA +1.008
18 J.Miller KTM +1.012
19 A.Rins HONDA +1.043
20 F.Morbidelli YAMAHA +1.097
21 T.Nakagami HONDA +1.646
22 A.Fernandez GASGAS +1.771
23 C.Crutchlow YAMAHA +2.034
24 S.Bradl HONDA +2.546
25 Okay.Nakasuga YAMAHA +3.350

MotoGP Sepang Check Day Three Finest Speeds

Pos Rider Bike Velocity
1 Pecco Bagnaia Ducati 337.5
2 Maverick Vinales  Aprilia 337.5
3 Aleix Espargaro  Aprilia 337.5
4 Jorge Martin Ducati 336.4
5 Marco Bezzecchi Ducati 336.4
6 Luca Marini  Ducati 336.4
7 Marc Marquez Honda 336.4
8 Enea Bastianini Ducati  335.4
9 Alex Marquez Ducati 334.3
10 Pol Espargaro GASGAS 334.3
11 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 334.3
12 Fabio DiGiannantonio Ducati 333.3
13 Johann Zarco Ducati 333.3
14 Jack Miller KTM 333.3
15 Miguel Oliveira Aprilia 333.3
16 Raul Fernandez Aprilia 333.2
17 Joan Mir Honda 332.3
18 Brad Binder KTM 332.3
19 Alex Rins Honda 332.3
20 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 332.3
21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 331.2
22 Augusto Fernandez GASGAS 330.2
23 Stefan Bradl Honda 330.2
24 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 328.2