Aleix Espargaro set the fourth fastest time on Friday at Sepang. (Photo: Getty Images)

set the fourth-fastest time on Friday at . (Photo: Getty Images)

The second 2014 preseason test session concluded at Sepang with highly positive results for the NGM Mobile Forward Racing Team.

Aleix Espargaro was consistently quick over the three days of testing, scoring the fourth-best time in the combined lap-times classification with a best lap of 2:00.101.

Having worked on bike setup in the first two days, on Friday morning he undertook a long run to check performance over race distance, finding a good pace.

“I’m very happy with how we progressed in these three days of testing,” said the older Espargaro brother. “We started where we left off here in Sepang 1 and I could work on the second bike and on the race distance. I’m very satisfied with the data gathered during the long run. We were competitive and now I look forward to confirm my feeling in Qatar, where we will do another test session before the opening race of the season.”

celebrated his 40th birthday this week and continued working hard on bike setup on Friday, pushing to the limit and twice running out of fuel.

“We tried several solutions but I still don’t have the right confidence to push as I am used to,” stated the American. “We also worked on the electronics with positive results and we focused on the tank to check the fuel consumption as we would like to take advantage of the possibility to use all the 24 liters that the Open class has at disposal. We gathered important data and I’d like to thank my team for the work done during these three days.”

The NGM Forward Racing Team will be back on track for the last MotoGP preseason test session scheduled in Qatar from March 7-9.



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