Day two of the second Sepang test has concluded with Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez back at the top of the time sheets with teammate Dani Pedrosa finishing the day in 5th.

After a difficult first day, where he was unable to work properly due to an issue with the brakes, Marc was keen to get to work on his test programme. It wasn’t long before the reigning World Champion was out in front, becoming the first rider in this second test to lap under 2’00 just before midday. He spent the day working on electronics amongst other items and recorded his fastest lap of 1’59.844 on lap 22 of 63. He had a small crash in the afternoon at turn four, but thankfully remained uninjured. Dani continued to work on suspension settings and set his fastest lap of 2’00.275 on lap 36 of 57.

The three-day test will conclude tomorrow and will be followed by the first test by Factory riders on Michelin tyres in preparation for 2016.

Marc Marquez

1st 1’59.844 (63 laps)

"I'm happy because today was a positive day. After what happened yesterday, we tried to make up for lost time and tried out quite a few things. Tomorrow we have to continue testing things out, in order to continue developing and eliminating anything that is not going to be useful. Today we focused on electronics and tomorrow we will work more on the chassis. I'm happy with how things went today and with the pace that we have achieved. We'll see if tomorrow the rain holds off all day, because we need good weather."

Dani Pedrosa

5th 2’00.275 (57 laps)

“Today we focused on the bike's suspension. We have been testing many different configurations looking to find a good setup. I'm happy with the hard work we have done today. Although it was very hot, we put in a lot of laps and at the end of the day we found a small step, which is positive. We still have many things to improve, but we have progressed and are already in good shape. I am getting more confidence with the bike and have a better feeling with the tyres. In addition, we have identified the good and bad points so I think that at future tests and races we can continue to develop consistently, which is good."

MotoGP 2015
Testing   Malaysia

Results Session

Overcast / Dry
Humidity
63%
Track Temp
52°C
Air Temp
33°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'59.844
2 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'59.902
3 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 2'00.098
4 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 2'00.250
5 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 2'00.275
6 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 2'00.308
7 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 2'00.329
8 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 2'00.333
9 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 2'00.409
10 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 2'00.689
11 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 2'00.713
12 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 2'00.731
13 Redding Scott 45 GBR EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 2'00.762
14 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Avintia Racing Ducati 2'00.847
15 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL Pramac Racing Ducati 2'01.012
16 Bradl Stefan 6 GER Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 2'01.131
18 Pirro Michele ITA Ducati Ducati 2'01.897
19 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE Aspar Team Honda 2'01.944
20 Abraham Karel 17 CZE AB Motoracing Honda 2'01.945
21 Miller Jack 43 AUS LCR Honda Honda 2'01.968
22 Di Meglio Mike 63 FRA Avintia Racing Ducati 2'02.006
23 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 2'02.221
24 Baz Loris 76 FRA Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 2'02.426
25 De Angelis Alex 15 RSM E-Motion IodaRacing Team ART 2'02.499
26 Nakasuga Katsuyuki T1 JPN Yamaha Test Team Yamaha 2'02.755
27 Melandri Marco 33 ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 2'04.313
Location Information

Specifically built for speed and exciting racing, the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia is one of the world’s best. The 2,300 acre complex cost around £50m to construct and was built in just 14 months, holding its first Grand Prix in April 1999 and setting the standard for race circuits… read more.

Length 5.543 kilometres / 3.444 miles
Width 25 metres
Left corners 5
Right corners 10
Longest straight 0.920 kilometres / 0.572 miles
Constructed 1998

Sepang International Circuit Klia Pahang Malaysia - View in Google Maps

Records

Pole Position 1m 59.053s (167.6km/h) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2015)
Race Lap 2m 00.606s (165.4km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2015)
Race Time 40m 37.691s (163.7 km/h) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2015)
2017 Race Winner Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati)