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.

Marc Marquez

11th 1'59.170

“Day three was very positive, especially with my physical condition – I’m feeling much better. Yesterday I was a little worried about riding today, but I woke up and felt better. We were able to try many things for Honda today and I felt really good on the bike, comfortable and consistent. Everything we had planned to do this test, we have done. Of course I would have liked to ride more but we had to take it a bit easy. Even so, I’m happy because I was riding easy, not in my riding style but I was able to ride more. I didn’t crash and we tried the most important things for the Repsol Honda Team, I am happy because of this.”

MotoGP 2019
Testing   Malaysia

Sepang Test Day Three

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Mission Winnow Ducati Ducati 1'58.239
2 Bagnaia Francesco 63 ITA Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 0.063
3 Miller Jack 43 AUS Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 0.127
4 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Mission Winnow Ducati 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

2019 Sepang Test Highlights Repsol Honda Team

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 32.372s (164.0 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2018)
2018 Race Winner Marc Marquez (Honda)