Sepang Test Interviews
Valentino Rossi led the way for the second day running in Sepang today, concluding the first test of the year on top of the standings. His Fiat Yamaha team-mate Jorge Lorenzo was also on the pace today, finishing the test third fastest behind Casey Stoner.
A new season of MotoGP began in Malaysia today. All the bikes and riders set to take part in the 2010 MotoGP World Championship went out on track at the Sepang circuit for the first day of testing before the season opener in Qatar on April 11th.
Team San Carlo Honda Gresini riders Marco Melandri and Marco Simoncelli made the first laps with their new Honda RC212V machines. For the duo it was a first and crucial contact with a completely new bike, which is strikingly different to the RC212V of 2009.
250cc World Champion Marco Simoncelli has confirmed his intension to move to MotoGP for 2010.
Marco Simoncelli Speaks…
"I think that I will go to MotoGP; having spoken a little with everyone I am now evaluating the situation. It is still to be decided, let’s say."
"Apart from Suzuki (a manufacturer with no satellite outfit in the premier class), the impossibility of a rookie riding for a factory team next year has changed the plans. What happens with the other possibilities remains to be seen."