Four weeks after the first 2012 official outing, the premier class teams and riders returned to Malaysia for the second MotoGP winter test for a 3-day practices session proceeding the fine tune of their 1000cc prototypes ahead the season kick off on the 8th of April in Qatar.
On day one LCR Honda MotoGP Team rookie Stefan Bradl and his colleagues were greeted by warm humid weather conditions including some poor rain at lunchtime but the German rider completed 31 laps aboard his Honda RC213V getting the 10th fastest lap of the day (2’03.820) whilst Stoner topped the time sheet on 2’01.761.
Stefan – 10th: “Well... the surface conditions today were not very good due to the rain but we could make our first long run in the wet to see my feeling on wet tyres. I lapped 2 seconds slower than my first test here but on these conditions I take the most of the bike and we will proceed our set up work in the next two days. Technically speaking we have compared the 2 chassis spec. working on rear suspension too and we have tested a new map which includes the wheelie software”.
source: LCR press release