After setting the fifth quickest time in today’s FP1 dry session at Sepang, 0.279 tenths of a second down on Title contender Andrea Dovizioso, Marc Marquez made the best of the fully wet track in the afternoon’s FP2 session by trying his RC213V rain settings, finishing second fastest just behind the Italian.
Dani Pedrosa started his Malaysian campaign setting the ninth best lap time in the dry, less than half a second off the top, but in the afternoon he struggled to find a good feeling in the wet and closed the session in 18th place. Nonetheless, his best effort in the combined free-practice times could put him straight into Q2 if rain should disrupt proceedings in tomorrow’s FP3 session.
FP2 Combined Free Practice Times
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.
|5.543 kilometres / 3.444 miles
|0.920 kilometres / 0.572 miles
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|1m 57.491s (169.8km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2023)
|1m 58.979s (167.7km/h) Alex Marquez (Ducati, 2023)
|2023 Race Winner
|Enea Bastianini (Ducati)
|2023 Sprint Winner
|Alex Marquez (Ducati)