Sepang, Malaysia -- Monday, 22 November, 2004 -- Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi and his 2005 team-mate Colin Edwards began a three-day test in Sepang, Malaysia today, continuing the work they began in Valencia earlier this month. Rossi tested both the prototype of Yamaha's latest-spec 2005 M1 machine and his 2004-spec bike, while team-mate Edwards carried on set-up work with the 2004 version of the M1.
The Factory Team was able to take advantage of a dry day with a peak temperature of 37 degrees to test from 10am to 6pm alongside Suzuki, the only other MotoGP team present.
World Champion Rossi, who took the seventh of his nine wins of 2004 at this track in October, completed 55 laps and recorded a best time of 2'02.50s. Edwards completed 75 laps with a best time of 2'03.10s.
The team will continue testing tomorrow and Wednesday.
<pre> LAP TIMES: Valentino Rossi Yamaha 2'02.50s 55 laps Colin Edwards Yamaha 2'03.10s 75 laps