Augusto Fernández ends the three days 21st fastest after testing various new components for the 2024 edition of the GASGAS RC16.
Fresh in their new Red Bull GASGAS livery, the Tech3 squad arrived at Sepang for at least six days of riding and testing activity.
Augusto dialed-in the RC16 and went through the brunt of evaluation work on aerodynamics and other engine and chassis tweaks, Acosta quickly learned the intricacies of the advanced technology. He showed promise during a time attack, and kept a vibrant pace during a Sprint simulation with the rest of the MotoGP pack around the lap record mark. Pedro lodged the 9th best effort while Augusto finished in 21st but the bulk of the work had been achieved at Sepang, and with a view to further confirmation of decisions once the second test happens in Qatar on February 19-20.
Augusto Fernandez, 21st position:
“Three hard days and not quite the start we were expecting. I didn’t feel that the speed is there yet but we worked better on the final day compared to the previous two and started to understand the new bike a little bit. I recovered some good feelings with used tires. First test done. We’ll rest this week and then look towards Qatar where we had a good race last year and can think about the days we have left to work for 2024.”