Scotland’s John McPhee has completed his first day of testing aboard the Petronas Sprinta Moto3 Honda at Sepang, getting to grips with the new bike.
McPhee is taking advantage of a private test with his new team - alongside stablemate Ayumu Sasaki - buthas plenty of work to do, starting the process today with his efforts focused on finding a base set-up and optimum riding position.
At the end of the day, MxcPhee spent a few laps pushing for a fast time around the Malaysian circuit and he was satisfied with the outcome.
“I am very satisfied with the first day here at Sepang. Today was a successful first day, working with the new bike and trying to understand all the new parts that HRC have brought,” said McPhee.
“In the first half of the day we worked a lot on my position on the bike and trying to find a good base setting, although what Honda brought for 2019 already worked pretty well. After the lunch break we didn’t go down one particular route, just tried a few different things and ruled out whatever didn’t work.
“At the end of the session we put some new tyres in and managed to set a good lap times, which was one of my objectives for today. So far everything is going well and I am looking forward to completing more tests with the bike over the next two days. I am also really happy with how the team is working.”