Dry conditions continued for the second day of the Sepang Test, allowing Marc Marquez and his Repsol Honda Team to continue without interference.
Close to perfect track conditions greeted Marc Marquez and the Repsol Honda Team at the Sepang International Circuit for the second of three days of testing. A morning track temperature in the high 40s would quickly rise by almost 20 degrees, but work continued. Marquez again limited his running to the first half of the day, progressing through his testing plan and assessing various parts for the 2019 RC213V.
A 1’59.790, set on lap five of 37, would be Marquez’s fastest lap of day two as he ended the day in eighth position. The reigning world champion’s 1’59.621 from day one sees him sat in sixth place on the combined times.
Stefan Bradl also had a productive day as the Official Test Rider completed 59 laps and finished the day in 16th. Tomorrow, February 8, presents the Repsol Honda Team with their last day of the Sepang Test before the Qatar Test, February 23 – 25.
Sepang Test Day Two
|1||Vinales Maverick||12||SPA||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||1.58.897|
|2||Rins Alex||42||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||0.527|
|3||Miller Jack||43||AUS||Pramac Racing||Ducati||0.620|
|4||Dovizioso Andrea||4||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||0.665|
|5||Crutchlow Cal||35||GBR||LCR Honda||Honda||0.669|
|6||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||0.728|
|7||Rabat Tito||53||SPA||Reale Avintia Racing||Ducati||0.767|
|8||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||0.893|
|9||Petrucci Danilo||9||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||0.948|
|10||Nakagami Takaaki||30||JPN||LCR Honda||Honda||1.069|
|11||Zarco Johann||5||FRA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||1.076|
|12||Bagnaia Francesco||63||ITA||Pramac Racing||Ducati||1.098|
|13||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||1.204|
|14||Quartararo Fabio||20||FRA||Petronas Yamaha SRT||Yamaha||1.211|
|15||Morbidelli Franco||21||ITA||Petronas Yamaha SRT||Yamaha||1.254|
|16||Bradl Stefan||6||GER||HRC Test Team||Honda||1.333|
|17||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||1.408|
|18||Iannone Andrea||29||ITA||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||1.613|
|19||Kallio Mika||36||FIN||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||1.626|
|20||Oliveira Miguel||88||POR||Red Bull KTM Tech 3||KTM||1.775|
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)|