It’s that time of the year—in Britain anyway—that bike enthusiasts just cannot stand.
The temperature outside makes riding unpleasant at best, the salt on the roads makes a mess of our engines and to top it all off there is no two-wheeled racing action to keep our biking fix under control.
It is an utterly miserable time of the year for us.
So, it will be some sort of music to our ears to know that Moto GP testing is well and truly under way and we get our first chance to see what sort of shenanigans await us for the upcoming 2014 season.
The first Sepang test has seen most riders complete over 100 laps since Tuesday.
Whilst it does not present us conclusive results, it does give us just a slight indication as to where riders and manufacturers are up to.
It’s also the first chance to gauge how the new “Open” class of riders will compare to the “Factory” class.
So here are four things we learnt from the first Sepang Moto GP test.