The pre-season 2018 MotoGP has begun official with the dispute of the first day of practice at the Sepang circuit. A first day of testing for many teams has been preceded by a session of test private. This has made it possible to expedite their work to various structures and that, in spite of the rain, Dani Pedrosa has signed a best time of 1.59.427 in the last lap. The the Repsol Honda rider has led by in front of up to four Ducati riders, while Valentino Rossi has been sixth and Marc Márquez finished seventh.
Although the work has begun for almost all the pilots when the asphalt was still wet, the best times have come to the end of the day. In fact, the best time of Dani Pedrosa need to add records of Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo, while the two riders of Ducati have finished three tenths of the Spanish despite not riding the Ducati GP18 final. For their part, both Pedrosa and Marc Marquez have focused much of their work on the engine of his RC213V, as it is one of the details that you want to Polish.
The two riders of the Pramac Racing team have been the work of Dovizioso and Lorenzo, any time Danilo Petrucci has finished in the fourth position after passing by 55 thousandths to his new teammate Jack Miller. Behind both has been placed Valentino Rossi, but the Yamaha rider shot most of the day in top positions. All in all, both Rossi and Viñales have focused on the new chassis based on the 2016 and in the testing of the new engine. His work has been supplemented by the riders on the Tech 3 and two of the testers of the brand.
Cal Crutchlow has been one of the pilots who has had a fall on this first day of test, as Tito Rabat, Alvaro Bautista and Andrea Iannone. The Italian rider of the Suzuki was stopped and the envisaged work for the brand. Much more linear has been in this aspect the evidence of Pol Espargaró with KTM, still with last year’s bike. For his part, Aprilia Team Gresini has chosen to do tests with a fairing aerodynamic and analyze various settings of the brakes.