Top 5 things we learnt from the 2023 Sepang Test

written by: Shawn Hensley

Mixed emotions for Quartararo & Yamaha

Fabio Quartararo had mixed emotions after Day 3 in Sepang, but he and teammate Franco Morbidelli found a step forward with the 2023 engine - a major talking point of the Sepang Test.

Quartararo criticized his YZR-M1's performance as a "disaster" when using fresh rubber during time attacks. The cause remains unknown, and it's worth monitoring at the final pre-season Test in Portimao

“I feel really good” – no physical issues for Marc Marquez

After a challenging period in his racing career, Marc Marquez showed signs of recovery at the Sepang Test, completing 149 laps and feeling physically fit, which is great news for him, Honda, fans, and the sport.

Aprilia’s strong showing in Sepang: “I’ll be fast”

Aprilia Racing impressed in Sepang with P3 and P6. Maverick Viñales and Aleix Espargaro are optimistic about the 2023 RS-GP's improvements in Viñales' preferred riding style.

MotoGP™ - faster than ever in 2023?

The Sepang Test revealed that MotoGP™ could be even faster in 2023. This year, Marini, Bagnaia, and Viñales set quicker lap times than the 2022 winner, Enea Bastianini.