Although precipitation held off until the final few minutes of today’s qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix, the MotoGP riders nonetheless had to deal with chilly conditions for the entire session, which saw Ducati Team racers Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden post the eighth and tenth best times, respectively.
The Italian was relatively pleased with his pace while using a race setup, although he still hopes to make some final improvements for tomorrow. The track’s bumps and fast corners proved to be particularly challenging for the American, whose team will try to take a step forward during the morning warm-up session.
Valentino Rossi (Ducati Team) 8th (1:31.661)
“Qualifying went okay, as my pace is more or less at the level of Bradl and Bautista, with the two Yamahas of Dovizioso and Crutchlow a little faster, but only by some tenths. I’m pretty consistent. I did a 1:31.7, a decent time, with a tyre that had about eighteen laps on it, so that’s not bad as we approach the race. We have a little too much vibration and understeer with the soft tyre, so I wasn’t able to improve much with it, although fortunately, it was just enough to make the third row. Tomorrow morning we’ll try to refine the final details and then we’ll see. It will be a long race, so we’ll have to see what conditions we find and what pace we’re able to do.”
Nicky Hayden (Ducati Team) 10th (1:31.681)
“Unfortunately, things haven’t gone much better today, as we’re still having trouble finding the right direction. I’m breaking traction on the edge of the tyre, and that causes a lot of movement, especially in the fast corners. Also, the bumps are making it difficult to stay online. I made a mistake in T1 on my last good lap. Then I had a better lap going at the end when the rain came, at which point it was too much to risk. Tomorrow is when it counts, and we’ll probably make a big change to the bike. Starting tenth is difficult, but I really hope I can be competitive.”
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Here are the race results for RD 1 Malaysia Superbike Championship at Sepang Circuit.After a long awaited come back a good show of strength among the participants. Race Results:Top 4 Winners – MSBK1000 A Class1. Kasma Daniel Kasmayuddin, YAMAHA GEN BLU RACING TEAM, 21’31:844s2. Azlan Shah Kamaruzaman, HORIZON RACING TEAM, 21’42:494s3. Ahmad Daniel Haiqal, 22’03:443s4. Rajini Krishnan, RACR CASTROL POWER 1 ULTIMATE, 22’44:163sTop 5 – MSBK1000 B Class1. Khoo Chee Yen, MOBILUB SUZUKI RACING TEAM, 23’18:273s2. Muhd Syukri Mat Zoki, ESRA RACING TEAM, 23’29:484s3. Raja Nazeem Iskandar, 23’33:297s4. Tee Wee Jin, MOBILUB SUZUKI RACING TEAM, 23’27:360s5. Micheal Luke Stone, ESRA RACING TEAM, 23’39:855sTop 5 Winners – MSBK600 Class1. Khairul Idham Pawi, BOON SIEW HONDA RACING TEAM, 21’53:773s2. Azroy Hakeem Anuar, BOON SIEW HONDA RACING TEAM, 21’53:852s3. Muhd Ibrahim Mohd Norrodin, SIC RACING TEAM, 21’58:1914. M. Danial Syahmi A. Shahril, SIC RACING TEAM, 22’06:956s5. Muhd Syarifudin Azman, SIC RACING TEAM, 22’19:907scTop 5 Winners - MSBK250 A Class1. Muhammad Farish Hafiy Farid Sezli, SIC RACING, 20’18:539s2. Farres Putra Mohd Fadhill, SIC RACING, 20’19:498s3. Emir Idzhar Ezuan, SIC RACING, 20’19:568s4. Muhd Zakir Naqiuddin, BTECH RACING TEAM, 21’07:663s5. Muhd Irfan Haykal Amidi, BOON SIEW HONDA RACING, 21’45:372sTop 5 – MSBK250 B Class1. Muhammad Fauzi Hasan, 21’51:936s2. Ahmad Fariz Zafri, 21’54:328s3. Muhd Nur Haikal M. Nur Fikri, 22’37:423s4. Saidatul Zakirah Zairin, BTECH RACING TEAM, 22’42:260s5. Siti Norsyafiyah Alia, BTECH RACING TEAM, 22’59:731sTop 5 Winners – Yamalube Yamaha Y16ZR Race MasterClass1. Muhd Adie Putra Sukarno, TME MOTORSPORTS, 17’49:383s2. Ahmad Syukran Aizzat Yusoff, ADVANCE VERTEX RACING, 17’49: 446s3. M. Norhakim Norhafizullah, TAKONG RACING, 17’49:592s4. Danial Johan, HOCK LIONG MOTOR RACING, 17’49:642s5. Muhd Fareez Afeez A. Rahman, SINGDECA RACING, 17’49:730s#msbk #sepangcircuit#motorBugs... See MoreSee Less