Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP‘s Fabio Quartararo and Franco Morbidelli have been itching to get back to MotoGP riding. They couldn‘t be more thrilled that tomorrow they will be back aboard their YZR-M1s for the first official IRTA MotoGP testing day of 2023. They will work tirelessly during the Official MotoGP Sepang Test, held from 10-12 February, to start the new season off in the best way possible.
Quartararo hasn‘t been idling about during the off season. Before travelling to the Sepang International Circuit he has been keeping busy with promotional activities as well as around-the-clock training sessions. The Frenchman is feeling top fit and is determined to make 2023 his year. The positive Sepang Shakedown Test results and the feedback from Cal Crutchlow, the Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP Test Team rider, have put El Diablo in a competitive mindset straight away.
Morbidelli arrives in Malaysia happy to be reunited with his crew and his bike. He kept busy training during the winter break, both on and off track, to make sure he would be able to hit the ground running in the first test of 2023. Fully aware of the importance of the upcoming three track days and the high quantity of testing items on his list, Morbido is keen to get to work. Besides working on his feeling with the new YZR-M1 bike, he will be putting in a high number of laps to collect as much data as possible for the Yamaha engineers.