On an emotional return to action as the official Yamaha Test Rider, Jorge Lorenzo, recently retired three-time MotoGP world champion, the Spanish rider completed 46 laps in 20th position with a best time of 2.00.596.
Arriving at Sepang midway through the second day of the earlier Sepang Shakedown (which only permits test riders from each manufacturer, rookies and race riders from the Concession factories (KTM and Aprilia), Lorenzo took to the track on the third day and the final day of the three-day test.
Lorenzo’s 2019 Malaysian Grand Prix qualifying time last November for Repsol Honda was 2m 00.478s.
Lorenzo has been delighted to report his back injury has cleared up as he found immediate feeling with the 2020 prototype M1.
Lorenzo was also joined in Sepang by future factory Yamaha rider Fabio Quartararo, Quartararo set the fastest time for all the three days.
The French rider stepping up to the Factory squad in place of Rossi from 2021.