Dry conditions over the course of the second day allowed both halves of the Repsol Honda Team to work through their respective test programs, each rider improving on their day one times.

Sticking to the Repsol Honda Team’s plan, Marc Marquez again limited his running in Malaysia to ensure his still-healing shoulder will be in the best possible condition for the opening race in Qatar. Setting a best time of 1’59.097 on his tenth lap of 47 today, Marquez continued to work through a variety of ideas for the upcoming 2020 season while assessing his physical condition. Towards the end of his running, the reigning MotoGP World Champion suffered a crash at Turn 3 but sustained no injuries.

Progress continued almost immediately for Alex Marquez as the MotoGP rookie set a 1’59.661 during his first run of the day. No signs of rain also allowed the Moto2 World Champion to understand the RC213V over a longer sequence of laps and work on understanding the behaviour of used tyres. Sitting out the middle part of the day with the rest of the MotoGP field, Alex returned to the track for the final hour of running and ended the second day of the official test after 66 laps with his best time remaining from the morning’s cooler conditions.

One final day of running in Sepang remains before the paddock heads for the final pre-season test in Qatar ahead of the season’s opening race at the same circuit.

Marc Marquez

1'59.097

“I’m very happy today as the shoulder was feeling better than yesterday, this is good. Unfortunately we had a crash, it looked big but it was a slow crash so I am alright but it does show that we need to remain 100% concentrated as there’s no room for small mistakes with my physical condition. The day was finished before the crash, so it did not stop us doing what we needed, the goal was 45 laps today. Tomorrow we will do more laps to keep understanding the new tyres along with our own changes.”

Alex Marquez

1'59.661

“I’m quite happy again today, especially because we worked quite well with used tyres. Learning the tyres and adapting to them has been my main focus. We did a time attack in the morning but I wasn’t riding in the best way, so to get a 59.6 is quite okay. The most important aspect of today was our long run, we had good pace and I was also able to see physically where I still need to work. Overall I felt good and I’m pleased with everything we are doing and how we have done it.”

MotoGP 2020
Testing   Malaysia

Sepang Test Day Two

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 1'58.572
2 Miller Jack 43 AUS Pramac Racing Ducati 0.069
3 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA KTM Test Team KTM 0.090
4 Mir Joan 36 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.159
5 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 0.259
6 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.321
7 Rins Alex 42 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.406
8 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.417
9 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.525
10 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.544
11 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 0.652
12 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 0.675
13 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 0.685
14 Bagnaia Francesco 63 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 0.741
15 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 0.770
16 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 0.793
17 Marquez Alex 73 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1.089
18 Binder Brad 33 RSA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1.208
19 Zarco Johann 5 FRA Esponsorama Racing Ducati 1.253
20 Rabat Tito 53 SPA Esponsorama Racing Ducati 1.617
21 Guintoli Sylvain 50 FRA Suzuki Test Team Suzuki 1.714
22 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda 1.775
23 Lecouna Iker 27 SPA Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 1.824
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)