The final day of testing in the Sepang heat provided tantalisingly close times for fans and more valuable data for riders and engineers. Maximising his time on track without over working his shoulder, defending MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez completed 47 laps on the final day of testing in Malaysia. Each day has allowed Marc to test not only the 2020 bike but also test his shoulder, the Honda rider pleased with progress made in both areas. The final day came to a slightly premature end as Marc fell at the final corner, again avoiding any further injury. A best time of 1’58.772 saw the eight-time World Champion finish within half a second of Fabio Quartararo who topped the test. Sunday was another day of steady and constant progress for rookie Alex Marquez who improved his best lap time throughout the day. Cutting over half a second off his previous best, Alex leaves the Sepang test with a best time of 1’59.042 and edged out Brad Binder to finish the test as the top MotoGP rookie. The test has been an extremely positive one for Alex and his Repsol Honda Team, able to accomplish everything they set out to do at the start of the three days. Finishing the day within two tenths of his teammate and 0.693s back from the fastest rider of the test is testament to the work done in Sepang. Across the three days of testing the Repsol Honda Team have completed 284 total laps with Alex leading thanks to his 153 laps across the three days. Cal Crutchlow finished the test as the fastest Honda, setting the second fastest time aboard his LCR Honda during the third day of running. Teams and riders will enjoy a brief break before once again heading out for three final days of testing in Qatar on February 22 – 24. For both riders, this gives them a chance to rest and undergo their final preparations to be in the best shape for round one of the 2020 MotoGP World Championship.

Marc Marquez

1'58.772

“I finished the day with a good feeling as this morning we had a good rhythm and I put in the most effort today. I had a small crash at Turn 15, but this was down to physical condition. It’s good to know where the limit is, of course it would have been better to not crash but I am OK after it. Today I did 47 laps again, but it was with a different rhythm. I tried a few things but there is still work to do. The runs today were a little longer today but our speed was still good.”

Alex Marquez

1'59.042

“The general feeling everyday was better, we were faster and felt better. This is the most important thing. There are only three more days of the pre-season left to be ready for the Qatar GP but we are closer every day. Still we need to learn more but every time we ride my knowledge is growing and I’m pleased with everything we’ve achieved. For Qatar our aim is to continue to understand the setup of the bike for myself and in various conditions. We’ve tried a lot this test so I leave happy.”

MotoGP 2020
Testing   Malaysia

Results Session

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 1'58.349
2 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 0.082
3 Rins Alex 42 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.101
4 Bagnaia Francesco 63 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 0.153
5 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.192
6 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 0.257
7 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.261
8 Miller Jack 43 AUS Pramac Racing Ducati 0.267
9 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA KTM Test Team KTM 0.313
10 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 0.345
11 Mir Joan 36 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.382
12 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 0.415
13 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.423
14 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 0.482
15 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 0.510
16 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.544
17 Zarco Johann 5 FRA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 0.602
18 Marquez Alex 73 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.693
19 Binder Brad 33 RSA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.755
20 Rabat Tito 53 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1.200
21 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Yamaha Test Team Yamaha 1.348
22 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1.492
23 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda 1.511
24 Lecouna Iker 27 SPA Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 1.549

Repsol Honda Team in 2020

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 58.303s (168.6km/h) Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha, 2019)
Race Lap 1m 59.661s (166.7km/h) Valentino Rossi (Yamaha, 2019)
Race Time 40m 14.632s (165.2 km/h) Maverick Viñales (Yamaha, 2019)
2019 Race Winner Maverick Viñales (Yamaha, 2019)