After leading all three days in the first Sepang Test two weeks ago, Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa maintained his position at the top of the time sheets and Marc Marquez continued his good performance as the second Sepang Test got underway today.
Dani and teammate Marc both went out on track around 10:30am but heavy rain in the past few days had left the track quite dirty and slippery, which was reflected in the early lap times - almost two seconds slower than the first test.
Dani spent the morning working on suspension and with engine mapping, especially in corner entry. He recorded the fastest lap of the day on lap 17 of 43, with a time of 2'01.580. Marc, once again happy to find his confidence with the bike from the beginning, spent the morning trying some different settings but was limited due to the track conditions, he took his fastest lap of 2'01.942 on lap 17 of 23 placing him 3rd for the day. He had a small crash in turn nine, but at such a slow speed he was able to pick up the bike and ride back to the garage unaffected.
Unfortunately heavy rainfall arrived again at 14:30 local time which ended the track action on this first day. Testing resumes tomorrow at 09:00 local time.