Productive Second Day in Sepang for Marquez and Pedrosa‏

Productive Second Day in Sepang for Marquez and Pedrosa‏

Written by  on Thursday, 05 February 2015 13:16

Thursday, Feb 5th 2015- Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa have completed another successful day's testing in Sepang, Malaysia, finishing third and fourth respectively.

After spending yesterday testing different machines brought by HRC from Japan, today both riders have a clearer idea of which bike they prefer and were able to work on the setup on the bike they have chosen. Marc and Dani both spent the day working on geometry, suspension settings and some electronics.

Marc – who completed more laps than any other rider today – finished the day in third, just 0.183 off Lorenzo, with his fastest time of 2'00.146 on lap 35 of 67. He had a small crash in turn seven on his final exit but escaped any injury. Dani was just 0.114 off Marc with his best time of 2'00.260 on lap 50 of 52.

The three-day test will conclude tomorrow.


Marc Marquez 93- 3rd 2'00.146 (67 laps)- "Today I focused on just one bike - the one I liked most from yesterday - and put in a lot of laps. In the morning we tested setups for the bike geometry and some different suspension settings. In the afternoon we worked a lot on the electronics, which is a slower process and requires more time and more laps. We have gathered a lot of information but tomorrow we still have to keep doing more testing, after analysing the data on the computer. I am pleased because we have continued to improve and we remained fast, even when the track was warmer."

Dani Pedrosa 26- 4th 2'00.260 (52 laps)- "After testing the three available versions of the bike that Honda brought here yesterday, we chose which of them we would continue working with and today we used two identical versions. This allowed us to work more on the setup, trying to adapt the new bike's suspension and electronics a little better. It has been positive, since we have been taking small steps in the right direction and from Valencia we have continued to make progress. I think we still have to improve some aspects, but we have another day in which to continue testing. Hopefully tomorrow we can put in more laps because we have been lucky these past two days; it has not rained at all and we have been able to make the most of the time available."


Results Session-  Weather: Sunny  |  Humidity: 57%  |  Track Temp: 51°C  |  Air Temp: 32°C



Pos.  Rider                           Num      Nation              Team                          Constructor      Time/Gap

1       LORENZO Jorge             99       SPA    Movistar Yamaha MotoGP          Yamaha         1'59.963

2       DOVIZIOSO Andrea          4       ITA               Ducati Team                      Ducati           2'00.015

3       MARQUEZ Marc             93      SPA        Repsol Honda Team                 Honda           2'00.146

4       PEDROSA Dani              26      SPA        Repsol Honda Team                 Honda           2'00.260

5       IANNONE Andrea            29      ITA                Ducati Team                      Ducati           2'00.391

6       ROSSI Valentino             46      ITA        Movistar Yamaha MotoGP         Yamaha         2'00.676

7       ESPARGARO Pol           44     SPA        Monster Yamaha Tech 3           Yamaha        2'00.959

8       CRUTCHLOW Cal           35     GBR             CWM LCR Honda                 Honda          2'01.058

9       SMITH Bradley               38     GBR          Monster Yamaha Tech 3         Yamaha         2'01.098

10     ESPARGARO Aleix        41     SPA            Team Suzuki MotoGP            Suzuki          2'01.344

11     BRADL Stefan                  6     GER            NGM Forward Racing       Forward Yamaha 2'01.484

12     BARBERA Hector             8     SPA                 Avintia Racing                   Ducati          2'01.615

13     AOYAMA Hiroshi              7     JPN                HRC Test Team                  Honda          2'01.772

14     REDDING Scott              45     GBR         Marc VDS Racing Team            Honda          2'01.844

15     VINALES Maverick          25     SPA           Team Suzuki MotoGP             Suzuki         2'01.916

16     PETRUCCI Danilo             9      ITA                Pramac Racing                   Ducati          2'01.932

17     BAUTISTA Alvaro            19     SPA            Factory Aprilia Gresini            Aprilia          2'02.155

18     PIRRO Michele               51      ITA                Ducati Team                       Ducati          2'02.199

19     HAYDEN Nicky              69      USA              Drive M7 Aspara                  Honda          2'02.228

20     ABRAHAM Karel            17      CZE          Cardion AB Motoracing            Honda           2'02.574

21     BAZ Loris                       76     FRA            NGM Forward Racing     Forward Yamaha   2'02.842

22     NAKASUGA Katsuyuki   T1     JPN              Yamaha Test Team             Yamaha         2'02.914

23     MILLER Jack                  43     AUS              CWM LCR Honda                Honda          2'03.083

24     LAVERTY Eugene           50     IRE                 Drive M7 Aspar                  Honda         2'03.129

25     DE ANGELIS Alex          15     RSM            NGM Forward Racing     Forward Yamaha  2'03.399

26     DI MEGLIO Mike            63      FRA                Avintia Racing                   Ducati          2'03.609

27     TAKAHASHI Takumi       72     JPN                HRC Test Team                  Honda         2'03.781

28     MELANDRI Marco          33      ITA             Factory Aprilia Gresini            Aprilia         2'04.487


From: Repsol Honda Team


Wally Nesbitt

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