Having done the homework CH987, you'll also be aware that MM ran those laps in a cooler part of the day.
Rossi completed his simulation mid-session in the heat, when the race will take place.
Lorenzo chose to abandon his attempt rather than hot conditions make his times look bad.
Marquez set a new lap record in the race last year. 11/15 times during his long run, Valentino dipped under that mark.
He found improvements with the bike, went faster than ever before, started working with a new crew-chief and had a very respectable first test of the year.
Nobody is saying Rossi will win the title, but Sepang proved he still has the pace..fastest Yamaha on all three days and closing down the gap to Marquez, who wasn't hanging about himself.
There's a few here predicted Rossi was washed up and would like nothing better than to see him fail.
Early days is right..but it ain't looking promising for your gang.