Both Repsol Honda Team riders made improvements as they continued to work on their 2024 machines, Joan Mir rounding out the top ten and Luca Marini in 17th.

Rain once again stayed away from the Sepang International Circuit as the MotoGP grid enjoyed an uninterrupted day of running. The Repsol Honda Team powered ahead with their testing programme, both riders able to make a step forward in their outright speed.

Wednesday in Sepang saw a return to positive progress for Joan Mir and his side of the Repsol Honda Team garage as they found some of the speed which had illuded them on the opening day. Already over half a second faster than his Qualifying time from the 2023 Malaysian GP and almost a full second faster than his time from the day before, Mir would ultimately end the day in tenth place with 39 laps completed. This left the #36 content with the work done and eager to make further improvements on the final day.

Another busy day in the Malaysian heat saw Luca Marini complete 41 laps with a best time of 1’58.394 – over half a second faster than his quickest time from Tuesday. In the afternoon, Marini turned his attentions to putting together a longer run to better understand the Repsol Honda Team machine over race distance. The exercise provided the Repsol Honda team and Marini with further areas to explore on the last day and later in Qatar.

The third and final day of the Sepang Test will begin at 10:00 Local Time.

Joan Mir

10th 1'57.872

“Yesterday we tried a lot of things and today was about confirming those things which were working well. Today we had a base that I was comfortable with, so that is a great step to have made here and as a result I was able to improve my lap time by quite a lot. Already 0.6s faster than Qualifying here last year where I was ahead of my teammate. We are seeing the potential that’s there and I am happy with what we’ve done today, but we have to stay grounded and keep on working because there is still some margin. One last day here before we start thinking about the Qatar Test.”

Luca Marini

17th 1'58.394

“It was another busy day in Sepang. I did a long run alongside trying many different things. The long run showed us many things and we were able to understand the work we need to do because I was wanting a bit more from it. It was positive to understand the bike and how it changes with the tyre wear during the course of a race. With new tyres I feel quite good so we need to match that feeling when the tyres are more used. This is why we go testing, to understand these points and to use the time we have to keep working on them. Time to rest and prepare for the last day here in Malaysia.”

MotoGP 2024
Testing   Malaysia

Sepang Test Day Two

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Bastianini Enea 23 ITA Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 1'57.134
2 Martin Jorge 89 SPA Pramac Racing Ducati 0.139
3 Binder Brad 33 RSA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.193
4 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Aprilia 0.312
5 Bagnaia Francesco 1 ITA Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 0.335
6 Di Giannantonio Fabio 49 ITA Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati 0.485
7 Marquez Alex 73 SPA Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati 0.538
8 Acosta Pedro 31 SPA Red Bull GASGAS Tech 3 KTM 0.592
9 Bezzecchi Marco 72 ITA Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati 0.733
10 Mir Joan 36 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.738
11 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.754
12 Zarco Johann 5 FRA LCR Honda Honda 0.877
13 Rins Alex 42 SPA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.976
14 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati 0.984
15 Miller Jack 43 AUS Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1.166
16 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda 1.238
17 Marini Luca 10 ITA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1.260
18 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA Aprilia Racing Aprilia 1.322
19 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR Trackhouse Racing Aprilia 1.415
20 Fernandez Augusto 37 SPA Red Bull GASGAS Tech 3 KTM 1.781
21 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR Yamaha Test Team Yamaha 1.856
22 Savadori Lorenzo 32 ITA Trackhouse Racing Aprilia 2.542
23 Pirro Michele 51 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 2.568
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


Pole Position 1m 57.491s (169.8km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2023)
Race Lap 1m 58.979s (167.7km/h) Alex Marquez (Ducati, 2023)
2023 Race Winner Enea Bastianini (Ducati)
2023 Sprint Winner Alex Marquez (Ducati)