On the second day of testing at Sepang, the MotoGP riders again only went out on track late in the morning because the surface conditions were still partially damp after overnight rain.
The two Ducati Team men continued their schedule programme of work, concentrating mainly on the new Desmosedici GP 2018: Jorge Lorenzo ended the day in fourth place with a time of 1’59.498, while Andrea Dovizioso was classified eighth in 1’59.732.
Tomorrow will see the third and final day of the first 2018 official MotoGP tests at Sepang, scheduled from 10 am to 6 pm Malaysian time.
Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team #99) – 1’59.498 (44 laps)
“Today we were competitive again and I’m very happy about that. We sorted out a few details, tested some new components and settings and in the end improved both our lap time and our pace. I also believe we still have room for more improvement and, when we get a better idea of some things, I think we’ll be able to express all the potential of the new Desmosedici GP, which is very high.”
Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team #04) – 1’59.732 (32 laps)
“I’m satisfied with the work we did today and the sensations I had with the new bike, even though in the afternoon unfortunately we were unable to complete all the tests that had been scheduled. Also last year we proved that we were very competitive here at Sepang, so now we have to getter a better understanding of how much room for improvement we have with the 2018 bike, and it’ll be vitally important to verify the positive aspects on the next tracks we go to and in different conditions.”