While unable to complete as many laps over the three-day test as normal, Marc Marquez and the Repsol Honda Team leave pleased with progress made.
Finally the Sepang Test has come to a close, Marc Marquez completing a total of 105 laps while evaluating the various new parts for the 2019 Honda RC213V and his shoulder. With his recovery from shoulder surgery still continuing, his running over the three days was limited but the seven-time world champion remained able to set competitive times and completed his testing programme.
Starting early each day, Marquez diligently assessed the most important parts developed over the winter by Honda. Improving his overall time by half a second, Marquez finished the Sepang Test with a 1’59.170. Although he ended the test as the 11th fastest rider, Marquez and the entire Repsol Honda Team remain pleased with the progress made over the three days.
Official Test Rider Stefan Bradl ended the final day in 13th place with a fastest time of 1’59.368.
The Reigning World Champion will now visit Indonesia. Marc Marquez and the Repsol Honda Team will next be on track for the Qatar Test, February 23 – 25, where Jorge Lorenzo is scheduled to return from injury.
Sepang Test Day Three
|1||Petrucci Danilo||9||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||1'58.239|
|2||Bagnaia Francesco||63||ITA||Pramac Racing||Ducati||0.063|
|3||Miller Jack||43||AUS||Pramac Racing||Ducati||0.127|
|4||Dovizioso Andrea||4||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||0.299|
|5||Vinales Maverick||12||SPA||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||0.405|
|6||Crutchlow Cal||35||GBR||LCR Honda||Honda||0.541|
|7||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||0.783|
|8||Morbidelli Franco||21||ITA||Petronas Yamaha SRT||Yamaha||0.902|
|9||Nakagami Takaaki||30||JPN||LCR Honda||Honda||0.909|
|10||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||0.916|
|11||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||0.931|
|12||Rins Alex||42||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||0.941|
|13||Bradl Stefan||6||GER||HRC Test Team||Honda||1.129|
|14||Rabat Tito||53||SPA||Reale Avintia Racing||Ducati||1.246|
|15||Mir Joan||36||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||1.247|
|16||Quartararo Fabio||20||FRA||Petronas Yamaha SRT||Yamaha||1.258|
|17||Zarco Johann||5||FRA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||1.401|
|18||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||1.512|
|19||Oliveira Miguel||88||POR||Red Bull KTM Tech 3||KTM||1.710|
|20||Abraham Karel||17||CZE||Reale Avintia Racing||Ducati||2.139|
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|
|Longest straight||0.920 kilometres / 0.572 miles|
Sepang International Circuit Klia Pahang Malaysia - View in Google Maps
|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 32.372s (164.0 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2018)|
|2018 Race Winner||Marc Marquez (Honda)|