MotoGP rookie Eugene Laverty's main priority remains to find his optimum riding position on the Drive M7 Aspar Honda as the Irishman eases himself into the premier class.

Laverty, who joins motorcycling's top tier championship after four seasons in World Superbikes, is also adapting to the Bridgestone tyres and focused chiefly on fine-tuning the balance of the chassis on the Open class RC213V-RS at Sepang.

The 28-year-old, who penned a two-year deal with the Spanish-based Aspar team, said: "It's been all positive; yesterday wasn't a good day - the first day was good - but yesterday we couldn't find a direction. This morning we did, but when you lose that first hour and a half - that's when we were working on our set-up - that is when most of the guys were putting a lap in.

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"We changed the chassis balance and I'm changing my position on the bike as well so that's confusing things, but I'm learning and I'm having to shift my body weight and it's nice to have guys like Gino [Borsoi] and Jorge [Martinez] on track because they can spot those things.

"Turning is still a bit of an issue but the rest is coming together good. I know we can do a 2m 02s because I lost the front on that lap but it would be nice to dip into the 2m 01s," added Laverty, who ended the final day of the test with a best time of 2m 02.334s, placing him 24th.

Laverty isn't yet able to gain the benefit of fresh rubber but is continuing to work with the chassis set-up and striving to understand the Bridgestone tyres better to enable him to take full advantage.

"We've improved the chassis balance but each time we put a new tyre in we can't really make the best use of it but maybe that's me being new to the tyres as well," he said.

"My fastest lap was on my second exit, so probably around lap eight or nine [when he was setting his fastest lap on new tyres], but I'm sure that some guys who really know the tyres well are getting the best performance on those first three flying laps so I've got to try and make use."

The 2013 World Superbike Championship runner-up also had a brief chance to follow Repsol Honda riders Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa and says it is pointless trying to compare his bike to anything other than a Honda on track.

"Yeah I've been quite fortunate [to get a tow] because it's one thing I'm not used to; usually when I'm in the top half of the field it's hard to find a tow but I'm on BBC2 as well call it, the second screen, so a lot of guys were overtaking and it was a good chance to get behind them," Laverty said.

"For me it's not a good idea to follow a Yamaha or any other bike because they're so different - it's only good to follow a Honda. If I follow another bike it really does confuse me because it's such a different way of riding, but we've been getting behind [Marc] Marquez and [Dani] Pedrosa and they've been disappearing pretty quickly because they're going a lot faster than me around here, but wherever I get to follow them I'll learn a lot in those corners."

Laverty decided against undertaking a race simulation on the final day, explaining: "We talked about it [long run] but I'm not comfortable enough with the bike so there's no point in doing a long run."