It was a slow start on the first day of the second Malaysian test. The riders gradually took to the track, which was slippery from car racing over the weekend, and as the surface improved so did the times. Dani, who suffered from some jet-lag, sat out for the majority of the morning whilst the track was at it’s worst, but then had a busy schedule in the afternoon completing a total of 47 laps, recording his fastest time on lap 46 with 2’01.160.
Having made his final chassis choice for the season, Dani and his team will spend the remainder of the test working on engine mappings and general set up work.
2013 World Champion, Marc Marquez, will take no part in this test as he was forced to stay home due to an injury sustained in training last week in Spain.
|1||Bautista Alvaro||19||SPA||Go & Fun Honda Gresini||Honda||2'00.848|
|2||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||NGM Forward Racing||Forward Yamaha||2'00.900|
|3||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||2'00.999|
|4||Dovizioso Andrea||04||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||2'01.029|
|5||Lorenzo Jorge||99||SPA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||2'01.158|
|6||Pedrosa Dani||26||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||2'01.160|
|7||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||2'01.349|
|8||Bradl Stefan||6||GER||LCR Honda MotoGP||Honda||2'01.491|
|9||Smith Bradley||38||GBR||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||2'01.644|
|11||Crutchlow Cal||35||GBR||Ducati Team||Ducati||2'02.319|
|12||Iannone Andrea||29||ITA||Pramac Racing||Ducati||2'02.334|
|13||Aoyama Hiroshi||7||JPN||Aspar Team||Honda||2'02.709|
|14||Edwards Colin||5||USA||Athina Forward Racing||Forward Yamaha||2'02.743|
|15||Hernandez Yonny||68||COL||Energy T.I. Pramac Racing||Ducati||2'02.823|
|16||Barbera Hector||8||SPA||Ducati Team||Ducati||2'02.975|
|17||De Puniet Randy||14||FRA||Power Electronics Aspar||ART||2'03.341|
|18||Redding Scott||45||GBR||Go & Fun Honda Gresini||Honda||2'03.553|
|20||Nakasuga Katsuyuki||21||JPN||Yamalube Yamaha Factory Racing||Yamaha||2'04.165|
|21||Di Meglio Mike||63||FRA||Avintia Racing||Avintia||2'04.885|
|22||Abraham Karel||17||CZE||AB Motoracing||Honda||2'05.638|
|23||Aoki Nobuatsu||12||JPN||Suzuki Test Team||Suzuki||2'07.302|
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)|