Factory Yamaha's Valentino Rossi exited the three-day Sepang MotoGP pleased with his performance on the YZR-M1, saying that finishing in the top three - a 'theoretical front row' - was where he wanted to be.
The Doctor was in the top four right from the first session and was never much more than half a second behind fastest man Dani Pedrosa in any of the sessions. It also means that Valentino Rossi is back.
“I’m very happy, all three days were very good. We worked hard on the bike and improved day by day. The third day was the best, we were able to stay less than half a second from pole position and the lap time is higher which is interesting. Today we finished third in the standings which is theoretically the front row so I’m very happy with this first test," said the Italian.