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.

Marc Marquez

8th 1'59.790

"Today we worked much the same as yesterday and tried a few new things, the most important ones for Honda. I started the day well but then the shoulder started to get a bit worse so we stopped to be able to run well again tomorrow. I can't ride exactly how I'd want, normally I'm a rider who brakes very late and deep but I can't do that at the moment and have to brake earlier and smoother. In regards to the bike, we've been working mostly on corner exit but sometimes at this circuit the grip can change a lot."

MotoGP 2019
Testing   Malaysia

Sepang Test Day Two

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
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 Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 0.620
4 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Mission Winnow Ducati 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 Mission Winnow Ducati 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 Alma 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
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)