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Marc Marquez completed an active second day of testing at Phillip Island, finishing second with a time of 1’29.309” recorded on lap 20 of 107 (more than any other rider). On a day again marked by fine weather conditions (air 20° C, track 40° C), the reigning MotoGP World Champion continued his work on the setup of his RC213V. In the final hour he did two long runs of around 15 laps each, with most laps in the 1’29” range.


Dani Pedrosa woke up with a sore throat and a bit of a fever, and after a check-up in the Clinica Mobile, he and his team decided it would be prudent for him to rest for a while in an effort to recover some strength. Dani finally took to the track around 3 p.m. and bravely completed 40 laps despite his less-than-ideal condition. His best lap time of 1’30.245” placed him in 16th position. He hopes to feel better for the third and final day of the test tomorrow.

Marc Marquez

2ND  1:29.309

“It’s been a day of really hard work, and I’m a little bit tired, but it was the plan we had for today with the team and we did it! Together with my Engineers we decided to do many laps to try a few things, and we focused on riding as consistently as possible, trying to avoid any mistakes. I also did two long runs at the end of the day, to try different configurations of the electronics, and that allowed us to gather a lot of information. Anyway, as I said yesterday, we’re still missing something, because I’m not 100% comfortable, but we’re working in a good way. Hopefully these two long runs will allow us to find the areas where we can take a step forward. I also tried a new Michelin front tire and tomorrow we’ll try the rear one, as today we had no time to do it.”

Dani Pedrosa

16TH  1:30.245

“Unfortunately, near the end of yesterday’s session I started feeling a bit strange and things got worse overnight. This morning I couldn’t have breakfast as I wasn’t feeling good in my stomach and I had a bit of a fever and no strength. I could eat absolutely nothing until around 2 o’clock, so I just waited. I tried to do some laps in the afternoon, starting slowly, and although I improved a little lap by lap, I didn’t push hard. Anyway, now I’m feeling better and hopefully tomorrow I’ll be in better shape for the final day of the test”


Results Session

1VINALES Maverick25SPAMovistar Yamaha MotoGP1:28.847
2MARQUEZ Marc93SPARepsol Honda Team0.462
4BAUTISTA Alvaro19SPAPull&Bear Aspar Team0.564
5DOVIZIOSO Andrea4ITADucati Team0.636
6ESPARGARO Aleix41SPAAprilia Racing Team Gresini0.654
7FOLGER Jonas94GERMonster Yamaha Tech 30.817
8ROSSI Valentino46ITAMovistar Yamaha MotoGP0.827
9RINS Alex42SPATeam Suzuki Ecstar0.955
10MILLER Jack43AUSEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS0.991
11ZARCO Johann5FRAMonster Yamaha Tech 31.033
12IANNONE Andrea29ITATeam Suzuki Ecstar1.079
13ABRAHAM Karel17CZEPull&Bear Aspar Team1.295
14PETRUCCI Danilo9ITAOcto Pramac Yakhnich1.303
15LORENZO Jorge99SPADucati Team1.350
16PEDROSA Dani26SPARepsol Honda Team1.398
17BARBERA Hector8SPAAvintia Racing1.505
18REDDING Scott45GBROcto Pramac Yakhnich1.588
19ESPARGARO Pol44SPARed Bull KTM Factory Racing1.798
20BAZ Loris76FRAAvintia Racing2.005
21LOWES Sam22GBRAprilia Racing Team Gresini2.048
22SMITH Bradley38GBRRed Bull KTM Factory Racing2.857

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