Marc Marquez was once again the fastest man on track today in Sepang and the only rider to record a sub-two minute lap time with 1’59.926 on lap 38 of 65. Teammate Dani Pedrosa finished the day in second place with a time of 2’00.336 on lap 12 of 62.

It was a gruelling second day at the Sepang International Circuit for both riders. Marc worked on geometry settings, improving his braking stability, some general set up work and a chassis comparison which produced valuable feedback for the HRC engineers. He also spoke positively about the new hard compound Bridgestone rear tyre.

Dani tested the new soft Bridgestone rear tyre, which he set his fastest lap on, and will try the harder compound tomorrow. He also did general set up work and a chassis comparison, looking to confirm his feelings tomorrow and focus on the direction for the season.

This first three-day test of 2014 will conclude tomorrow.

Marc Marquez

1st 1'59.926

"We continued with our work schedule today, with a focus on trying out parts. We carried out various tests, including a chassis comparison, and found some positive points and some negative. As for the setup, we have improved stability under braking, which is something that I have been finding a little difficult, but in the end we have found a good compromise. I hope that tomorrow we can continue in the same way, because we are consistent and fast -which is important”

Dani Pedrosa

2nd 2'00.336

"Today we've been trying out the new chassis and comparing it to the previous version, but tomorrow we shall continue working with both because it isn't clear which is best. I felt good with both of them, but I have to put in more laps in order to be able to make a clear decision. We also tried out the new Bridgestone tyres, using the soft tyre today and leaving the hard compound for tomorrow. We have been going pretty well here, but the season takes place at many different tracks and you have to prepare for each one of them”

MotoGP 2014
Testing   Malaysia

Testing Results

Sunny
Humidity
46%
Track Temp
51°C
Air Temp
36°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'59.926
2 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 2'00.336
3 Bradl Stefan 6 GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 2'00.339
4 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 2'00.464
5 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 2'00.547
6 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 2'00.573
7 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 2'00.603
8 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 2'00.855
9 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Go & Fun Honda Gresini Honda 2'00.897
10 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 2'01.061
11 Dovizioso Andrea 04 ITA Mission Winnow Ducati Ducati 2'01.146
12 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR Mission Winnow Ducati Ducati 2'01.396
13 Pirro Michele 51 ITA Ducati Ducati 2'02.177
15 Edwards Colin 5 USA Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 2'02.545
16 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati 2'02.675
17 Akiyoshi Kosuke JPN HRC Test Team Honda 2'02.692
18 Aoyama Hiroshi 7 JPN Aspar Team Honda 2'02.825
19 Nakasuga Katsuyuki 21 JPN Yamalube Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 2'02.970
20 De Puniet Randy 14 FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 2'03.064
21 Redding Scott 45 GBR Go & Fun Honda Gresini Honda 2'03.117
22 Laverty Michael 70 GBR Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 2'03.528
23 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Mission Winnow Ducati Ducati 2'04.551
24 Parkes Broc 23 AUS Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 2'04.619
25 Abraham Karel 17 CZE AB Motoracing Honda 2'05.261
26 Di Meglio Mike 63 FRA Avintia Racing Avintia 2'05.355
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)