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MotoGP Official Test -Sepang - Testing - 27/11/2012

Date : 27/11/2012
Weather : Dry
Temperature : Air: 33ºC, Ground: 45ºC
Humidity : 65%

Marquez completes first full day in dry conditions

In the second day of testing in Malaysia, the weather has finally turned and been kind to rookie Marc Márquez. Although the track was still slightly wet this morning, by 11.30am it was drying out quickly and the Spanish rider was able to complete a full day of testing aboard his Honda RC213V MotoGP machine.

Marc spent the day trying various set ups and also tested the 2013 prototype which teammate Dani Pedrosa already experienced in Valencia. He completed 60 laps with a best time of 2'01.355. The team will return on track tomorrow for the final day of testing.

MARC MÁRQUEZ
 
MARC MÁRQUEZ – 2'01.355 - 60laps
 
"Today we finally had dry conditions for the whole day! In the morning the track was a little wet still from yesterday but it dried up pretty quickly and we were able to go out on track at around 11.30am and make use of the entire day. In the first exit we improved our time from yesterday which is definitely a positive. Then we tried some new set ups and I started to understand the bike better and my confidence began to grow. I also tried the 2013 prototype today which felt good, but it's more important that I take my time to learn the MotoGP bike and adapt my riding style to suit these bigger machines. It's been a great day and I hope the weather remains dry for tomorrow so we can cover more laps and contin ue to learn".


Circuit information
First race 1999
GPs held 13
Laps 20
Race distance 116.508km / 72.387miles
Track length 5.548km / 3.447miles
Track width 25m
Longest straight 0.920km / 0.572miles
Corners 15 (10 right, 5 left)
Pole position Left

Sepang International Circuit

Circuit records
Pole position 2m00.334s (165.978km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2012)
Race lap 2m02.108s (163.566km/h) Casey Stoner (Ducati, 2007)
Race time 41m03.448s (162.153km/h) Valentino Rossi (Yamaha, 2010)
MotoGP Wins 6 (Valentino Rossi 2001, 2003-04, 2006, 2008, 2010)
2012 Winner Dani Pedrosa (Honda)
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