MotoGP testing got underway on Sunday at the Sepang circuit, with three CRT teams taking to the Malaysian track. The session did not prove to be very productive for the riders, however, as their teams hit problems early on.
The three squads on track – Forward Racing, IODA Racing and Avintia – have been handed three extra days of testing for having chosen to use the standard ECU that will be mandatory in 2014 during the upcoming season.
Avintia lost most of the day as it worked on solving wiring loom issues. Spanish rider Hector Barbera jumped to the track in the afternoon before being hit by more electronic problems. He managed just four laps all day. Teammate Hiroshi Aoyama, using the test to assess his condition after injuring his wrist, completed nine laps.
Forward Racing's Claudio Corti did not even manage to get on track as his team was still building its bikes, which were missing some parts. Teammate Colin Edwards completed an installation lap at the end of the day.
The test continues tomorrow.