The second official test in Malaysia has concluded with World Champion Marc Marquez fastest after three days, and teammate Dani Pedrosa in 7th.

The riders wasted no time in taking to the Sepang track this morning at 10am and the customary time attack ensued whilst track conditions and ambient temperatures are more bearable. With several riders posting times under 2’00, Marc laid down the fastest lap with his time of 1’59.115 on lap 13 of 73 (the most laps by any rider today) and this time remained unbeaten for the remainder of this final day. He evaluated two chassis options and worked on engine mapping before completing a very positive race simulation this afternoon with only three laps above 2’00.

Teammate Dani Pedrosa spent this final day concentrating on electronics settings and completed 51 laps. He was one of only two riders (himself and Hernandez) to improve their time from this morning in the late afternoon. His fastest time of 1’59.912 on lap 49 placed him 7th overall.

It’s been a very productive test for the Repsol Honda riders, who have collected important data for the HRC engineers to take back to Japan. Tomorrow the Factory riders will remain in Sepang for their first outing on Michelin tyres in preparation for the 2016 season, before returning to Europe for some recovery time ahead of the final test in Qatar, scheduled from the 14-16 March.

Marc Marquez

1st 1'59.115 (73 laps)

"I'm happy because this morning we set a good lap, which is something important, but mostly I am pleased that we have completed all the work we had left pending from the first day. We're finished today with our homework done and I even had time to do a race simulation this afternoon, with a track temperature of 49°C. We have accomplished all the objectives we had set for this test, and now at the Qatar test our work will be more focused on the Grand Prix and fine tuning the setup of the bike. I do not think there are many more new things to try."

Dani Pedrosa

7th 1'59.912 (51 laps)

"Overall this second test went well. Today we were trying many different combinations for the electronics setup and we have managed to take a few positive steps forward. Obviously we still need to improve some things, but the good thing is that we are clearer about the setup we have to use and the areas in which we need to make further progress at the next test. It's been a pretty intense few days and now we have to try to adapt our findings in the best way we can, in order to continue progressing at the next test and the races."

MotoGP 2015
Testing   Malaysia

Results Session

Track Temp
Air Temp
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'59.115
2 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'59.437
3 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR CWM LCR Honda Honda 1'59.658
4 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 1'59.722
5 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'59.833
6 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'59.883
7 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'59.912
8 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Avintia Racing Ducati 2'00.244
9 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 2'00.275
10 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 2'00.468
11 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 2'00.490
12 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 2'00.556
13 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL Ducati 2'00.603
14 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 2'00.604
15 Bradl Stefan 6 GER Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 2'00.685
16 Redding Scott 45 GBR EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 2'00.695
18 Pirro Michele ITA Ducati Ducati 2'00.875
19 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Aprilia Racing Aprilia 2'01.310
20 Di Meglio Mike 63 FRA Avintia Racing Ducati 2'01.487
21 Abraham Karel 17 CZE AB Motoracing Honda 2'01.536
22 Miller Jack 43 AUS LCR Honda Honda 2'01.593
23 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE Aspar Team Honda 2'01.815
24 Baz Loris 76 FRA Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 2'02.587
25 De Angelis Alex 15 RSM E-Motion IodaRacing Team ART 2'03.300
26 Nakasuga Katsuyuki T1 JPN Yamaha Test Team Yamaha 2'03.448
27 Melandri Marco 33 ITA Aprilia Racing Aprilia 2'03.569
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 57.790s (169.4km/h) Jorge Martin (Ducati, 2022)
Race Lap 1m 59.661s (166.7km/h) Valentino Rossi (Yamaha, 2019)
Race Time 40m 14.332s (165.3 km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati,2022)
2022 Race Winner Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati)