We’ve had very limited running on the opening day of the Phillip Island due to on and off rain throughout the day. With so much for teams to get to grips with for 2016-new tyres and electronics in particular-losing a day of running is very costly.
No team is being hit harder by the lack of track time than Repsol Honda. At the Sepang test the issues with the RC213v were once again apparent and this test is crucial for Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa to evaluate the new engine further. With more rain expected through the week it’s clear that HRC’s future will remain as clouded as Phillip Island.