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Sepang 1 Testing - Malaysia - Testing Report
Date : 05/02/2014 Weather : Sunny Air : 36°C Track : 51°C Humidity : 46%

Repsol Honda duo top the time sheets on day two

Repsol Honda duo top the time sheets on day two

Marc Marquez was once again the fastest man on track today in Sepang and the only rider to record a sub-two minute lap time with 1’59.926 on lap 38 of 65. Teammate Dani Pedrosa finished the day in second place with a time of 2’00.336 on lap 12 of 62.

It was a gruelling second day at the Sepang International Circuit for both riders. Marc worked on geometry settings, improving his braking stability, some general set up work and a chassis comparison which produced valuable feedback for the HRC engineers. He also spoke positively about the new hard compound Bridgestone rear tyre.

Dani tested the new soft Bridgestone rear tyre, which he set his fastest lap on, and will try the harder compound tomorrow. He also did general set up work and a chassis comparison, looking to confirm his feelings tomorrow and focus on the direction for the season.

This first three-day test of 2014 will conclude tomorrow.

Marc Marquez
Marc Marquez - 1st - 1'59.926

"We continued with our work schedule today, with a focus on trying out parts. We carried out various tests, including a chassis comparison, and found some positive points and some negative. As for the setup, we have improved stability under braking, which is something that I have been finding a little difficult, but in the end we have found a good compromise. I hope that tomorrow we can continue in the same way, because we are consistent and fast -which is important"

Dani Pedrosa
Dani Pedrosa - 2nd - 2'00.336

"Today we've been trying out the new chassis and comparing it to the previous version, but tomorrow we shall continue working with both because it isn't clear which is best. I felt good with both of them, but I have to put in more laps in order to be able to make a clear decision. We also tried out the new Bridgestone tyres, using the soft tyre today and leaving the hard compound for tomorrow. We have been going pretty well here, but the season takes place at many different tracks and you have to prepare for each one of them"

Testing Results

Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 1 Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team HONDA 1'59.926
2 26 Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team HONDA 2'00.336
3 6 Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda MotoGP HONDA 2'00.339
4 46 Valentino Rossi ITA Yamaha Factory YAMAHA 2'00.464
5 41 Aleix Espargaro ESP NGM Mobile Forward Racing YAMAHA 2'00.547
6 99 Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing YAMAHA 2'00.573
7 38 Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA 2'00.603
8 29 Andrea Iannone ITA Pramac Racing DUCATI 2'00.855
9 19 Alvaro Bautista ESP Go & Fun Honda Gresini HONDA 2'00.897
10 44 Pol Espargaro ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA 2'01.061
11 4 Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team DUCATI 2'01.146
12 35 Cal Crutchlow GBR Ducati Team DUCATI 2'01.396
13 51 Michele Pirro ITA Ducati Test Team DUCATI 2'02.177
14 69 Nicky Hayden USA Drive M7 Aspar HONDA 2'02.287
15 5 Colin Edwards USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing YAMAHA 2'02.545
16 68 Yonny Hernandez COL Pramac Racing DUCATI 2'02.675
17 72 Kosuke Akiyoshi JPN HRC Test Team HONDA 2'02.692
18 7 Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Drive M7 Aspar HONDA 2'02.825
19 T1 Katsuyuki Nakasuga JPN Yamaha Factory Test Team YAMAHA 2'02.970
20 14 Randy De Puniet FRA Suzuki Test Team SUZUKI 2'03.064
21 45 Scott Redding GBR Go & Fun Honda Gresini HONDA 2'03.117
22 70 Michael Laverty GBR Paul Bird Motorsport ART & PBM 2'03.528
23 8 Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Racing MotoGP FTR-KAWASAKI 2'04.551
24 23 Broc Parkes AUS Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 2'04.619
25 17 Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing HONDA 2'05.261
26 63 Mike Di Meglio FRA Avintia Racing MotoGP FTR-KAWASAKI 2'05.355

Circuit Information

Length 5.548 m / 3.447 miles
Width 25m
Left corners 5
Right corners 10
Longest straight 920 m / 0.572 miles
Constructed 1998
Sepang International Circuit Sdn. Bhd.
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 40m 45.191s (163.3 km/h) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2013)
2012 Winner Dani Pedrosa (Honda)
2013 Winner Dani Pedrosa (Honda)

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