The first test of 2014 has concluded with the World Champion, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez, remaining the quickest man on track throughout the three days. Today – the final day of the three-day test – Marc broke the Sepang lap record with a time of 1’59.533 (beating Casey Stoner’s time from 2012 of 1’59.607) on lap 10 of 40. His teammate, Dani Pedrosa, finished 6th fastest overall with a best lap time of 2’00.223 on lap 29 of 55 today.

Marc spent his final day in Sepang working on electronics and running a 20 lap race simulation. In total, he completed 167 laps over the three days of this first test. Dani tested geometry settings on the bike looking to improve rear grip and found some positive solutions. He had issues with the front brakes in the morning which disrupted his chance at a time attack, nevertheless it was a productive end to a busy test in which he completed 192 laps over the three days.

This has been a positive start for the Repsol Honda Team and the HRC engineers, who will now return to Japan with plenty of data to prepare for the next test, scheduled in Sepang from the 26-28 February.

Marc Marquez

1st 1'59.533

"I'm pretty happy with how the three days here in Sepang have gone and we have started the pre-season well. It's true that this is only the first test and we still have work to do, but we've already been able to do a race simulation and it has all gone well. We have tried many setups and we have gathered a lot of data, so we will be well prepared for the next test here. We still have some things to try out, so we must make the most of the days we have remaining here this preseason. Physically I feel good, I haven't stopped over this past month and have had a packed schedule, but I have been able to continue training. I was a little weak here when I arrived, because I had the flu last week, but in the end I felt fine which is the most important thing. We can always improve and this test will help me to up my fitness”

Dani Pedrosa

6th 2'00.223

"On this third day we focused on the chassis, looking to gain more rear grip and I feel that we have made a lot of progress here. This morning we had a problem with the brakes on both bikes and I lost a lot of time, right in the part of the day in which you can put in a fast lap. However, I am happy that we were able to improve the setup and in general today was a positive day. At the next test, I hope that we can continue from where we left off today, and continue improving before moving on to Phillip Island”

MotoGP 2014
Testing   Malaysia

Testing Results

Hazy Sun
Humidity
50%
Track Temp
49°C
Air Temp
33°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'59.533
2 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'59.727
3 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'59.866
4 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 1'59.998
5 Bradl Stefan 6 GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 2'00.112
6 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 2'00.223
7 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 2'00.370
8 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 2'00.655
9 Dovizioso Andrea 04 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 2'00.725
10 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Go & Fun Honda Gresini Honda 2'00.788
11 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 2'00.896
12 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR Ducati Team Ducati 2'01.057
14 Edwards Colin 5 USA Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 2'01.731
15 Pirro Michele 51 ITA Ducati Ducati 2'01.782
16 Aoyama Hiroshi 7 JPN Aspar Team Honda 2'02.383
17 De Puniet Randy 14 FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 2'02.486
18 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati 2'02.556
19 Akiyoshi Kosuke JPN HRC Test Team Honda 2'02.619
20 Nakasuga Katsuyuki 21 JPN Yamalube Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 2'02.788
21 Redding Scott 45 GBR Go & Fun Honda Gresini Honda 2'02.833
22 Laverty Michael 70 GBR Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 2'03.187
23 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Ducati Team Ducati 2'03.204
24 Parkes Broc 23 AUS Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 2'03.402
25 Di Meglio Mike 63 FRA Avintia Racing Avintia 2'04.516
26 Aoki Nobuatsu 12 JPN Suzuki Test Team Suzuki 2'05.686
27 Abraham Karel 17 CZE AB Motoracing Honda 2'05.974
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)