Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team's Fabio Quartararo and Álex Rins completed their programme at the Sepang Official MotoGP Test today. The third consecutive eight-hour session was crucial to collect some final data on various new items. The Factory Yamaha riders ultimately took 11th and 15th place respectively in today’s timesheets and 11th and 16th in the overall MotoGP test results.
Quartararo picked up work on Day 3 where he left off, getting in as many laps as possible to make sure a clear direction is set for the next test and the further development of the 2024 YZR-M1. He completed 56 laps and at the end he approved the new engine, aerodynamics, and launch device and noted the positive race pace. His best time on Day 3, a 1'57.525s set on lap 12, saw him finish the test in 11th position in both today’s and the overall test results, 0.843s from first.Rins used the final day of riding in Sepang to fully form his verdict on the various testing items brought here by Yamaha. Like his teammate, his full focus was on getting the bike MotoGP-season ready and gathering as much data as possible. His fastest lap was a 1’57.879s, set on lap 13/52, that had him finish the Sepang Test in 15th place in the Day 3 rankings and in 16th position in the combined results, 1.197s from the top.The team will now return to Europe whilst the engineers in Japan process the testing data. The Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team will regroup at the Losail International Circuit from 19-20 February for the final official test before kicking off the 2024 MotoGP season at the same track with the Grand Prix of Qatar, held from 8-10 March.