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MotoGP Official Test - Sepang - Testing
Date : 06/02/2013 Weather : Sunny Showers Air : 34°C Track : 44°C Humidity : 71%

Repsol Honda Team continue to progress in Malaysia

After the second day of the three day test in Sepang, the Repsol Honda Team remain on the top of the time sheets.

Dani Pedrosa, who completed 37 laps, recorded the fastest time of the day of 2'00.549 on lap 29. Dani, spent this second day working on weight distribution - to find the ideal placement of the additional 3kg as dictated by the new 2013 rules. In the afternoon he had planned to test the new rear tyre compound from Bridgestone, but after only 1 lap rain arrived and halted his testing for the day.

Repsol Honda Teammate, Marc Marquez, began the day as he left off yesterday, lapping in the low 2'01's. Marc began to work with the electronics for the first time and continued to learn the braking point limit on the MotoGP machines. He completed 34 laps taking his fastest lap of 2'00.803 on lap 20, placing him 3rd on the time sheets.

The team will be back on track tomorrow for the final day of this first test.

Dani Pedrosa  Dani Pedrosa - 1st - 2'00.549
"Today I was able to try some more things on the bike and we made a few positive steps forward from yesterday. The feeling is good, I'm happy and that's what's important. We had planned to try a few more things in the afternoon, like the hard compound tyres, but it started to rain early and we were unable to go out. We hope that it is good weather tomorrow so that we can try them out, as in the coming season it will be important to ride fast on that compound. We also hope to continue moving forward with our quest for the best bike setup"
Marc Marquez  Marc Marquez - 3rd - 2'00.803
"I am happy, because we improved our pace a lot and that is what our focus was for today. The final stints on track were more consistent, which helped us to obtain better data. Today I started to work a little with the electronics and we have a few ideas to put into practice tomorrow or in future tests. This is making me learn new things and I am little-by-little understanding the way the electronics behave on this bike"

Testing Results


1 Dani Pedrosa 2'00.549 SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
2 Jorge Lorenzo 2'00.568 SPA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing
3 Marc Marquez 2'00.803 SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
4 Valentino Rossi 2'01.038 ITA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing
5 Cal Crutchlow 2'01.311 GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
6 Stefan Bradl 2'01.369 GER HONDA LCR Honda MotoGP
7 Alvaro Bautista 2'01.729 SPA HONDA Go & Fun Honda Gresini
8 Bradley Smith 2'01.931 GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
9 Nicky Hayden 2'02.110 USA DUCATI Ducati Team
10 Andrea Dovizioso 2'02.379 ITA DUCATI Ducati Team
11 Kosuke Akiyoshi 2'02.526 JPN HONDA HRC Test Team
12 Katsayuki Nakasuga 2'02.701 JPN YAMAHA Yamaha Factory
13 Ben Spies 2'03.002 USA YAMAHA Ignite Pramac Racing Team
14 Wataru Yoshikawa 2'03.156 JPN YAMAHA Yamaha Factory
15 Andrea Iannone 2'03.169 ITA DUCATI Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Team
16 Aleix Espargaro 2'03.251 ESP ART Power Electronics Aspar
17 Randy De Puniet 2'03.791 FRA ART Aspar Team MotoGP
18 Danilo Petrucci 2'04.284 ITA IODA-SUTER Came IodaRacing Project
19 Takumi Takahashi 2'04.559 JPN HONDA HRC Test Team
20 Hiroshi Aoyama 2'04.786 JPN FTR Avintia Blusens
21 Hector Barbera 2'04.989 SPA FTR Avintia Blusens
22 Karel Abraham 2'05.028 CZE ART Cardion AB Motoracing
23 Michael Laverty 2'05.417 GBR PBM Paul Bird Motorsport
24 Yonny Hernandez 2'05.656 COL PBM Paul Bird Motorsport
25 Claudio Corti 2'05.721 ITA FTR-KAWASAKI NGM Mobile Forward Racing
26 Colin Edwards 2'06.205 USA FTR-KAWASAKI NGM Mobile Forward Racing
27 Bryan Staring 2'06.898 AUS HONDA & FTR Go & Fun Honda Gresini
28 Lukas Pesek 2'07.015 CZE IODA-SUTER Came IodaRacing Project

Circuit information


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

Sepang International Circuit

Circuit records


Pole position 2m 00.334s (165.978km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2012)
Race lap 2m 02.108s (163.566km/h) Casey Stoner (Ducati, 2007)
Race time 41m 03.448s (162.153km/h) Valentino Rossi (Yamaha, 2010)
2012 Winner Dani Pedrosa (Honda)
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