"Our bike is clearly working quite well here, but we still need to make some improvements, especially getting the power down off the slower corners and final turning with engine brake," Rea analyzed. "But, for our first day we’ve got to be happy because our pace is OK. The ultimate lap time I didn’t think was very fast compared to the race or the test here last year. But the track is quite fresh and there’s not a lot of rubber down. Tomorrow, when the track gets a bit more rubbered-in, I think you’ll see a quicker pace."