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2018 MotoGP test 1 Sepang
« on: January 28, 2018, 12:33:26 PM »
At the end of Day 1 Dani was quickest  8)





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Re: 2018 MotoGP test 1 Sepang
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2018, 01:57:55 PM »
Im not paying attention...
In Guangzhou at the moment and would have come down for the weekend if I had got myself organised.
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Re: 2018 MotoGP test 1 Sepang
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2018, 08:21:10 PM »
Day 2 and today was a Yamaha 1-2.

Top was Vinales



and Rossi 2nd



Still no sign of Marquez (7th today)

This man has been the quickest rookie so far ...



Naka san, on the 2nd LCR bike (Cal was 3rd today)

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Re: 2018 MotoGP test 1 Sepang
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2018, 10:46:04 PM »
Love these pics and the insider info! Keep 'em coming...

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Re: 2018 MotoGP test 1 Sepang
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2018, 02:55:29 PM »
3rd and final day at Sepang, and a different manufactuer was quickest  :P

Today it was Ducati and Lorenzo



Final times ...



For the second day running Cal was 3rd quickest



Across the rest,  Jack went well on his debut on the Pramac



The Aspar team has been renamed 'The Angel Nieto Team', but still looks the same (Bautista)



Zarco prefered the 2016 chasis and says he will race it with the upgraded aero kit



Final pic, and this one is for the 'tech heads', you often hear riders complaning about their chassis flexing too much, or not enough ........................

This is how they adjust the flex of a chassis ...



See those welds in the extruded chassis rail ?
Well that is how they adjust the flex, by making cuts and welding them up, changing the regidity and thus the flex in the frame rail  8) 8) 8)

Next test is in 2 weeks time at a new track for MotoGP, the Chang International Circuit, Thailand (7th October)

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Re: 2018 MotoGP test 1 Sepang
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2018, 04:25:40 PM »
Well done and thanks for posting
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Re: 2018 MotoGP test 1 Sepang
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2018, 07:14:37 PM »
Thank you for posting

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Re: 2018 MotoGP test 1 Sepang
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2018, 08:59:45 PM »
I see riders Test3 and Test2 didn't do very well.

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Re: 2018 MotoGP test 1 Sepang
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2018, 09:14:29 PM »
What mega pics Thanks Steve  ;) ;)
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