The action begins in Austin for Grand Prix of The Americas
Yamaha Factory Team will remember Jean Claude Olivier at the Le Mans Circuit Bugatti with a special logo on the YZR-M1 bikes of Lorenzo and Rossi.
Rossi was able to notch third row start despite his "struggle under breaking"
World Champion Lorenzo is leading the 2013 standings and teammate Rossi right behind in second after the season opener in Qatar. Both are looking forward to the new challenge on the Circuit of The Americas
Yamaha Factory Team was back in Malaysia for the second round of testing at the Sepang International Circuit and day one was hampered by the weather.
Valentino Rossi start the race in France 8th on the grid and he said, "My rhythm is not so bad so we have to try to fix something so we will see tomorrow".
Valentino Rossi's return to Yamaha was marred by traffic during the MotoGP qualifying on the Losail International Circuit