|Day 1 of official MotoGP testing concludes at Sepang with Dovizioso second and Lorenzo third on their Desmosedici GP18 bikes|
|The first day of official testing at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia, taking place from today until 30 January, concluded a couple of hours ago.
The track conditions, which were damp due to the rain that fell overnight until the early afternoon, significantly reduced the useful track time for the MotoGP riders.
Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo were in any case able to get the best out of the afternoon to carry out back-to-back tests between the 2018 and 2017 versions of the Desmosedici GP.
Towards the end of the session both factory Ducati riders fitted a soft rear tyre on their GP18 machines to set their quickest times.
Andrea Dovizioso ended the day in second place with a best lap of 1’59.770 while Jorge Lorenzo was right behind in third with a time of 1’59.802.
Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team #04) – 1’59.770 (35 laps)
Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team #99) – 1’59.802 (38 laps)