Image Gallery: 2015 Sepang 1 MotoGP Test

Action images from the first MotoGP test of the 2015 season in Malaysia

2015 Sepang MotoGP test - Andrea Dovizioso - Image courtesy of Ducati
2015 Sepang MotoGP test - Andrea Dovizioso - Image courtesy of Ducati
Andrea Dovizioso: “I am very satisfied with these three days’ testing because our aim was to improve the chassis and the electronics even more, as well as doing some comparative tests that will be useful for the new bike. We were quick throughout the three days, and this is always very important, and I also managed to get under the two-minute mark, which was one of my aims on this beautiful track."
2015 Sepang MotoGP test - Aleix Espargaro - Image courtesy of Suzuki
2015 Sepang MotoGP test - Aleix Espargaro - Image courtesy of Suzuki
Aleix Espargaro: “Overall I’m very happy with the first test and we have to be proud of improving a lot of the reliability of the engine. We had no problems in three days which is great and the atmosphere of the team is really fantastic. I already feel better than last year as I am very comfortable with the team. It’s very important for me that I feel the people working together are my family; so I’m very happy about this!"
2015 Sepang MotoGP test - Jorge Lorenzo - Image courtesy of Movistar Yamaha
2015 Sepang MotoGP test - Jorge Lorenzo - Image courtesy of Movistar Yamaha
Jorge Lorenzo: "The race simulation was interesting. We did one at the time of day when the temperature was the highest and our pace was very consistent. I think that if there was a race tomorrow, we could fight for the win, so this is positive. The bike improved a little compared to how it was at the Valencia test. I think we have a big thing to try at the second test at Sepang."
2015 Sepang MotoGP test - Dani Pedrosa - Image courtesy of Repsol Honda
2015 Sepang MotoGP test - Dani Pedrosa - Image courtesy of Repsol Honda
Dani Pedrosa: "I'm happy with the work we have done today, because we have made progress in some aspects with the rear. The team have also integrated well and we have worked very smoothly together, so I'm very happy about that. We did a race simulation in which we tested the bike for the first time in such a scenario."
2015 Sepang MotoGP test - Andrea Iannone - Image courtesy of Ducati
2015 Sepang MotoGP test - Andrea Iannone - Image courtesy of Ducati
Andrea Iannone: "We constantly improved from the first day until this evening. This afternoon we also worked with the second bike and we tried some different settings to try and understand if the modifications were going in the right direction. We also did several tests with the electronics, seeing as we had an evolution version of the software for the GP14.3."
2015 Sepang MotoGP test - Valentino Rossi - Image courtesy of Movistar Yamaha
2015 Sepang MotoGP test - Valentino Rossi - Image courtesy of Movistar Yamaha
Valentino Rossi: "I’m very happy because 1’59.4 is my best lap in Sepang in my whole career and I’m already 0.3 faster compared to last year. It’s true that the conditions today are good, but also compared to yesterday we improved the setting of the bike a lot and also my pace is not so bad. We also tried a race simulation, but not with our performance at a hundred per cent. We tried some different parts for the bike, something good and something I didn’t like."
2015 Sepang MotoGP test - Marc Marquez - Image courtesy of Repsol Honda
2015 Sepang MotoGP test - Marc Marquez - Image courtesy of Repsol Honda
Marc Marquez: "I'm glad I was able to set a good lap, but more important is the fact that I felt very comfortable, right from the start. We did a race simulation later on, which also went very well and was perhaps even more important than a single lap. During the race simulation we tested different mapping and in every part we tried different things."
2015 Sepang MotoGP test - Stefan Bradl - Image courtesy of NGM Forward Yamaha
2015 Sepang MotoGP test - Stefan Bradl - Image courtesy of NGM Forward Yamaha
Stefan Bradl: " The feeling is positive, I managed to push hard and I was able to set some fast laps even with the old tyres. I'm glad we worked well on the electronics and I tried some new setting for the chassis."
2015 Sepang MotoGP test - Alvaro Bautista - Image courtesy of Aprilia
2015 Sepang MotoGP test - Alvaro Bautista - Image courtesy of Aprilia
Alvaro Bautista: "On the first two days I conducted various comparisons between the bike used at the end of last year and the new RS-GP which, in any case, is still not giving me good sensations in terms of chassis performance. So on the last day I decided to focus on the 2014 version in order to gather as much data as possible and to allow the engineers to work in view of the next tests, scheduled at the end of the month. We worked a lot on the electronics and did various setup tests and I'm pleased with what we found."
2015 MotoGP Sepang 1 test - Nicky Hayden - Image courtesy of Team Aspar
2015 MotoGP Sepang 1 test - Nicky Hayden - Image courtesy of Team Aspar
Nicky Hayden: "At this test the whole team have encountered a completely new bike and lots of work ahead to try to resolve all the issues that have emerged. Gradually I will be adapting my riding style to this new bike. We have evolved throughout the test, but our times were not as fast as we wanted, so I'm a little upset."
2015 Sepang MotoGP test - Maverick Vinales - Image courtesy of Suzuki
2015 Sepang MotoGP test - Maverick Vinales - Image courtesy of Suzuki
Maverick Vinales: “I would like to concentrate a little bit more on the engine-side for me at the next test, but the chassis is perfect; I can go 100% on the bike and I can push so much more with the front tyre, so that this is what I really like a lot with the bike. I can go so fast into the corners and this is the big advantage. If we are able to have slightly more engine power, and keep this advantage of the chassis, I believe that we can make even bigger improvements."

Scroll through the gallery above to see action images from this week's pre-season MotoGP test at Sepang in Malaysia. Each image includes a brief quote from each rider; the image and quote are courtesy of each team's press office.

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