2014 World Champion Marc Marquez has begun 2015 as he ended 2014, on the top of the time sheets. Teammate Dani Pedrosa finished less than half a second behind Marc after suffering a small crash when he lost the front in turn nine on his last exit but fortunately remained uninjured and the bike had very little damage.

It was a frantic start to the day as the riders were evidently eager to get out on track after the long winter break. The Repsol Honda riders were fast from the beginning of the session as they set to work comparing the various bikes HRC have brought for this test. Both spent the day evaluating the different versions of the RC213V and it was Marc who finished this first day on top with his time of 2’00.262 on lap 62 of 63. Dani was just 0.483 behind Marc with his fastest time of 2’00.745 (lap 25 of 45).

The test resumes tomorrow at 10am local time.

Marc Marquez

1st - 2’00.262 (63 laps)

"I'm glad to finally get back on the bike. It's been a hard day and at the same time very positive, because on the first day after the winter break you have to regain confidence with the bike and adapt to the feeling of the MotoGP machine again. We tried three different bikes today, and this has been very important. I focused on testing them thoroughly and deciding which bike was the ideal one to continue working with at this test, and then this afternoon we focused more on one of the machines. I was able to start riding better and feel more comfortable on the bike. There are still many things to try at this test, so we have to remain calm like we did today and keep working."

Dani Pedrosa

5th - 2’00.745 (45 laps)

"I'm happy with the work we have done today on the first day of testing, because we were able to get back on the bike and we had a good pace. It went pretty well and I think we have improved the bike compared to the one we tested it at Valencia. We had a lot of work to do and it has been positive to have a good first day: it was important and we are happy with what we have achieved. There is still more to do, but we have taken a good first step. Tomorrow we'll see if we can continue moving things forward."

MotoGP 2015
Testing   Malaysia

Results Session

Sunny
Humidity
51%
Track Temp
48°C
Air Temp
33°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 2'00.262
2 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 2'00.380
3 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 2'00.521
4 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 2'00.617
5 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 2'00.745
6 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 2'00.930
7 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 2'01.424
8 Bradl Stefan 6 GER Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 2'01.556
9 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 2'01.707
10 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR CWM LCR Honda Honda 2'01.713
11 Redding Scott 45 GBR EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 2'01.917
12 Pirro Michele ITA Ducati Ducati 2'01.951
13 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 2'02.136
14 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 2'02.225
15 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 2'02.285
16 Aoyama Hiroshi 7 JPN Repsol Honda Team Honda 2'02.560
18 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Avintia Racing Ducati 2'02.700
19 Miller Jack 43 AUS LCR Honda Honda 2'02.807
20 Nakasuga Katsuyuki T1 JPN Yamaha Test Team Yamaha 2'03.092
21 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 2'03.164
22 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE Aspar Team Honda 2'03.295
23 Di Meglio Mike 63 FRA Avintia Racing Ducati 2'03.878
24 Abraham Karel 17 CZE AB Motoracing Honda 2'03.879
25 Baz Loris 76 FRA Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 2'04.163
26 Melandri Marco 33 ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 2'04.502
27 De Angelis Alex 15 RSM E-Motion IodaRacing Team ART 2'04.673
29 Tsuda Takuya 12 JPN Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 2'05.478
30 Laverty Michael T3 GBR Aprilia Test Team Aprilia 2'06.190
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)