Even the satellite Yams are strong
The factory Movistar Yamaha duo weren’t the only Yamaha riders to impress at the Sepang test, with an incredible performance from the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 duo of Johann Zarco and Jonas Folger.
Although not at the top of the timesheets, the two Motogp rookies adapted well to the 2016-spec M1 machines, with double Moto2 champion Zarco delighted with his pace in 11th and Folger rounding out the top 15.
Zarco said: “We closed the test in a positive way and I am happy about what we managed to accomplish, even if it was necessary to rest my body a bit on the final day. When we used our last new tyre I was able to get under the two-minute lap mark. Now I am eager to see what we can do at Phillip Island.”