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    2024 Sepang MotoGP Test Wednesday Round Up: Separating The Wheat From The Chaff

    By David Emmett | Wed, 07/02/2024 - 17:53


    After the first day of the Sepang MotoGP test, I wrote that you couldn’t really tell much about the state of the MotoGP grid just going by the timesheets. You can’t really tell all that much after the second day at Sepang either, but combine what the timesheets tell you with what the riders said and the beginning of a picture starts to emerge.

    Why can’t you trust the timesheets? Because different factories are taking very different approaches to the test. And because different riders are working on different areas, on themselves, on the bike, and on different elements of a race weekend.

    But at least we have had two full days of uninterrupted testing, the tropical rainstorms staying away so far. That looks set to change on the final day, with rain forecast for the Thursday afternoon. But the time that rain comes will dictate just how much testing the teams get done on the last day.

    So what have the teams been working on? Aero, aero, and yet more aero. But a fair bit more as well.

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