MotoGP Official Test - Sepang - Testing
Date : 27/02/2013 Weather : Sunny Air : 32°C Track : 52°C Humidity : 80%

Repsol Honda duo continue productive test in Malaysia

After last night's heavy showers, the Sepang track was a lot better today with the lap times dropping by over a second from yesterday.

Both Repsol Honda riders spent time testing the Bridgestone hard front tyre and working with engine mapping, Dani then continued his work on front forks and shocks. He finished the day 2nd fastest completing 55 laps with his fastest of 2'00.651 on lap 24.

Marc, who spent the first Sepang test familiarising himself with his Honda RC213V, has been able to take a step forward as he is now able to start working more on specific settings. He ended the day 4th fastest with a total of 64 laps, taking his fastest time of 2'.00.992 on lap 9.

The three day test will conclude tomorrow at the Sepang International Circuit.

Dani Pedrosa  Dani Pedrosa - 2nd - 2'00.651
"I’m satisfied. Today we were able to put in a lot of laps and we focused on testing things out with the front and rear suspension. It was a hard day, due to the high temperatures, but despite the heat we completed various tasks that we had scheduled in. Now we have to recuperate ahead of the final day tomorrow, in which we will continue to improve the bike"
Marc Marquez  Marc Marquez - 4th - 2'00.992
"It was a pretty good day for us. Today we did something that is a little harder for riders, which is trying out a lot of things to give information to the technicians. It’s tough, but it is an important job when it comes to deciding which way to go with the setup. We did a good job on the 64 laps that I rode today. Now we have to compile the data and prepare as well as possible for the final day of the test – in which we will continue to put the laps in and look for the best direction to follow this preseason"

Testing Results

1 Jorge Lorenzo 2'00.282 SPA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing
2 Dani Pedrosa 2'00.651 SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
3 Cal Crutchlow 2'00.907 GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
4 Marc Marquez 2'00.992 SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
5 Valentino Rossi 2'01.065 ITA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing
6 Alvaro Bautista 2'01.208 SPA HONDA & FTR Go & Fun Honda Gresini
7 Stefan Bradl 2'01.485 GER HONDA LCR Honda MotoGP
8 Nicky Hayden 2'01.778 USA DUCATI Ducati Team
9 Andrea Dovizioso 2'01.803 ITA DUCATI Ducati Team
10 Bradley Smith 2'02.023 GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
11 Andrea Iannone 2'02.608 ITA DUCATI Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Team
12 Aleix Espargaro 2'02.905 ESP ART Power Electronics Aspar
13 Michele Pirro 2'02.920 ITA DUCATI Ducati Test Team
14 Katsayuki Nakasuga 2'02.946 JPN YAMAHA Yamaha Factory
15 Wataru Yoshikawa 2'03.354 JPN YAMAHA Yamaha Factory
16 Hector Barbera 2'03.428 SPA FTR Avintia Blusens
17 Ben Spies 2'03.460 USA DUCATI Ignite Pramac Racing Team
18 Randy De Puniet 2'03.518 FRA ART Power Electronics Aspar
19 Hiroshi Aoyama 2'03.990 JPN FTR Avintia Blusens
20 Danilo Petrucci 2'04.279 ITA IODA-SUTER Came IodaRacing Project
21 Karel Abraham 2'04.350 CZE ART Cardion AB Motoracing
22 Takumi Takahashi 2'04.512 JPN HONDA HRC Test Team
23 Colin Edwards 2'04.656 USA FTR-KAWASAKI NGM Mobile Forward Racing
24 Yonny Hernandez 2'04.671 COL PBM Paul Bird Motorsport
25 Claudio Corti 2'04.709 ITA FTR-KAWASAKI NGM Mobile Forward Racing
26 Bryan Staring 2'05.439 AUS HONDA & FTR Go & Fun Honda Gresini
27 Lukas Pesek 2'06.206 CZE IODA-SUTER Came IodaRacing Project
28 Michael Laverty 2'07.721 GBR PBM Paul Bird Motorsport

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


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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