Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa completed the three day tire test at Phillip Island in second place.
After a demanding six days of track time in the past eight days Pedrosa will now recover and prepare physically for the start of the season at Qatar.
On his penultimate lap of the Phillip Island tire safety test Jorge Lorenzo set the best time of the three day visit with a late 1:29.068 best effort.
In the absence of injured World Champion Marc Marquez, recovering from a broken leg in Spain, Yamaha Factory Racing’s Lorenzo dominated the Australian test posting the top time on all three days.
Red Bull’s early-season technical crisis is plumbing new depths, with news the reigning world champions are calling upon junior team Toro Rosso for help.
Italy’s authoritative Autosprint reports that Red Bull has asked the Faenza based sister team for assistance on the all-new ‘brake by wire’ technology, which is tied in with the highly-sophisticated ‘ERS’ systems.