Duacti began the second winter MotoGP test at Malaysia’s Sepang Circuit, where the work will continue until February 24. The Ducati Marlboro Team riders took full advantage of an entire day without rain, although the temperatures were higher than they had been during the three-day test at the beginning of this month. Valentino Rossi continued his important work on the GP11’s setup, completing 53 laps and choosing some base settings on which his crew plans to concentrate in the future. Nicky Hayden worked on his setup in an effort to reduce chatter, and despite a slow fall just before the lunch break, he was satisfied in the end with the progress he’d made.