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MotoGP: Marquez, Honda finish Sepang 2 test on top

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The second official test in Malaysia has concluded with World Champion Marc Marquez fastest after three days, and teammate Dani Pedrosa in 7th.

The riders wasted no time in taking to the Sepang track this morning at 10am and the customary time attack ensued whilst track conditions and ambient temperatures are more bearable. With several riders posting times under 2’00, Marc laid down the fastest lap with his time of 1’59.115 on lap 13 of 73 (the most laps by any rider today) and this time remained unbeaten for the remainder of this final day. He evaluated two chassis options and worked on engine mapping before completing a very positive race simulation this afternoon with only three laps above 2’00.

Teammate Dani Pedrosa spent this final day concentrating on electronics settings and completed 51 laps. He was one of only two riders (himself and Hernandez) to improve their time from this morning in the late afternoon. His fastest time of 1’59.912 on lap 49 placed him 7th overall.

It’s been a very productive test for the Repsol Honda riders, who have collected important data for the HRC engineers to take back to Japan. Tomorrow the Factory riders will remain in Sepang for their first outing on Michelin tyres in preparation for the 2016 season, before returning to Europe for some recovery time ahead of the final test in Qatar, scheduled from the 14-16 March.

Results Session

Pos.

Rider

Num

Nation

Team

Time/Gap

1

MARQUEZ 

Marc

93

SPA

Repsol Honda Team

1’59.115

2

LORENZO 

Jorge

99

SPA

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

1’59.437

3

CRUTCHLOW 

Cal

35

GBR

CWM LCR Honda

1’59.658

4

IANNONE 

Andrea

29

ITA

Ducati Team

1’59.722

5

ROSSI 

Valentino

46

ITA

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

1’59.833

6

SMITH 

Bradley

38

GBR

Monster Yamaha Tech 3

1’59.883

7

PEDROSA 

Dani

26

SPA

Repsol Honda Team

1’59.912

8

BARBERA 

Hector

8

SPA

Avintia Racing

2’00.244

9

ESPARGARO 

Aleix

41

SPA

Team Suzuki MotoGP

2’00.275

10

DOVIZIOSO 

Andrea

4

ITA

Ducati Team

2’00.468

11

ESPARGARO 

Pol

44

SPA

Monster Yamaha Tech 3

2’00.490

12

PETRUCCI 

Danilo

9

ITA

Pramac Racing

2’00.556

13

HERNANDEZ 

Yonny

68

COL

Pramac Racing

2’00.603

14

VINALES 

Maverick

25

SPA

Team Suzuki MotoGP

2’00.604

15

BRADL 

Stefan

6

GER

NGM Forward Racing

2’00.685

16

REDDING 

Scott

45

GBR

Marc VDS Racing Team

2’00.695

17

HAYDEN 

Nicky

69

USA

Drive M7 Aspar

2’00.813

18

PIRRO 

Michele

51

ITA

Ducati Team

2’00.875

19

BAUTISTA 

Alvaro

19

SPA

Factory Aprilia Gresini

2’01.310

20

DI MEGLIO 

Mike

63

FRA

Avintia Racing

2’01.487

21

ABRAHAM 

Karel

17

CZE

Cardion AB Motoracing

2’01.536

22

MILLER 

Jack

43

AUS

CWM LCR Honda

2’01.593

23

LAVERTY 

Eugene

50

IRE

Drive M7 Aspar

2’01.815

24

BAZ 

Loris

76

FRA

NGM Forward Racing

2’02.587

25

DE ANGELIS 

Alex

15

RSM

NGM Forward Racing

2’03.300

26

NAKASUGA 

Katsuyuki

T1

JPN

Yamaha Test Team

2’03.448

27

MELANDRI 

Marco

33

ITA

Factory Aprilia Gresini

2’03.569

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