The second Sepang test has begun in Malaysia with the return of the customary thunderstorm at 16h00. All riders took to the track early this morning to get to work on their individual test schedules before taking a break at lunchtime as track temperatures reached 59ºC.

Dani Pedrosa spent this first day working on mapping settings and suspension and finished his day with a run in the wet. He finished the day second fastest with his time of 2’00.543 on lap 20 of 52, just 0.129s off fastest man, Rossi. Marc Marquez unfortunately suffered a problem with brake discs that affected him for the whole session. He completed a total of 43 laps with his best time of 2’01.190 on lap 24.

Dani Pedrosa

2nd 2’00.543 (52 laps)

"Today we focused on testing different setups for the bike and I think it went well. We have not tried any new parts, instead confirming our findings with what we had at the last test, even though the track was not perfect. It rained at the end, so we could also ride a little in those conditions. Tomorrow we will continue testing some changes to the setup, to see if we can come up with some improvements that allow us to ride more comfortably."

Marc Marquez

6th 2’01.190 (43 laps)

"Today was a slightly strange day and not very productive, because I had some difficulties with the front brakes from the first run-out. We focused on improving that aspect of the bike and could only do runs of one or two laps. That took up the time we had allotted for trying other things and prevented us from progressing. Now we will try to find the source of the problem and tomorrow we hope to continue with the testing plan."

MotoGP 2015
Testing   Malaysia

Results Session

Overcast / Afternoon Showers
Humidity
69%
Track Temp
69°C
Air Temp
32°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 2'00.414
2 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 2'00.543
3 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 2'00.876
4 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 2'01.055
5 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 2'01.162
6 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 2'01.190
7 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 2'01.222
8 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 2'01.241
9 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 2'01.317
10 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 2'01.355
11 Redding Scott 45 GBR EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 2'01.592
12 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 2'01.740
13 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Avintia Racing Ducati 2'01.926
15 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 2'02.142
16 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 2'02.225
17 Abraham Karel 17 CZE AB Motoracing Honda 2'02.394
18 Bradl Stefan 6 GER Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 2'02.410
19 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL Pramac Racing Ducati 2'02.606
20 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE Aspar Team Honda 2'02.730
21 Di Meglio Mike 63 FRA Avintia Racing Ducati 2'02.941
22 Miller Jack 43 AUS LCR Honda Honda 2'03.006
23 Pirro Michele ITA Ducati Ducati 2'03.105
24 Baz Loris 76 FRA Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 2'03.316
25 Nakasuga Katsuyuki T1 JPN Yamaha Test Team Yamaha 2'03.337
26 De Angelis Alex 15 RSM E-Motion IodaRacing Team ART 2'03.966
27 Melandri Marco 33 ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 2'04.000
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 37.691s (163.7 km/h) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2015)
2017 Race Winner Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati)