|Lorenzo set the overall fastest time over the 3 days
The third and final day of the 2nd official IRTA Sepang test saw the Factory Yamaha’s of Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi finish 3rd and 4th, separated by just 0.07 seconds. After the overnight rain, Lorenzo took to the track in the morning to gather some data for riding in the wet, and whilst doing so, set the fastest time in the damp conditions.
The Spaniard completed 56 laps overall finishing just 0.430s off top of the table, and Dani Pedrosa, having set his fastest time on lap 23. However, times were not as fast as they were on day two, where Lorenzo went over 7 tenths faster than he did today, this was a result of ‘much more slippery’ conditions this session, according to the current World Champion. “The practice was wet at the beginning of the day so we exited and tried the bike on the wet. It wasn’t bad, I made the fastest wet time but when the track became dryer it was never the same as yesterday. It was much more slippery and so harder to equal yesterday’s time. We made a complete simulation, it was a little worse than I expected because we had some problems with the front tyre in braking; it didn’t give me much confidence so I slowed my pace a little. The conditions were extreme this time so it was harder to equal the simulation we made in the first Sepang test.”