Testing Resumes In Malaysia Under Intense Weather‏

Testing Resumes In Malaysia Under Intense Weather‏

Written by  on Monday, 23 February 2015 15:31

The second Sepang test has begun in Malaysia with the return of the customary thunderstorm at 16h00. All riders took to the track early this morning to get to work on their individual test schedules before taking a break at lunchtime as track temperatures reached 59ºC.

Dani Pedrosa spent this first day working on mapping settings and suspension and finished his day with a run in the wet. He finished the day second fastest with his time of 2'00.543 on lap 20 of 52, just 0.129s off fastest man, Rossi. Marc Marquez unfortunately suffered a problem with brake discs that affected him for the whole session. He completed a total of 43 laps with his best time of 2'01.190 on lap 24.

Dani Pedrosa 26: 2nd 2'00.543 (52 laps)

"Today we focused on testing different setups for the bike and I think it went well. We have not tried any new parts, instead confirming our findings with what we had at the last test, even though the track was not perfect. It rained at the end, so we could also ride a little in those conditions. Tomorrow we will continue testing some changes to the setup, to see if we can come up with some improvements that allow us to ride more comfortably."

Marc Marquez 93: 6th 2'01.190 (43 laps)

"Today was a slightly strange day and not very productive, because I had some difficulties with the front brakes from the first run-out. We focused on improving that aspect of the bike and could only do runs of one or two laps. That took up the time we had allotted for trying other things and prevented us from progressing. Now we will try to find the source of the problem and tomorrow we hope to continue with the testing plan."

Results Session

Weather: Overcast / Afternoon Showers | Humidity: 69% | Track Temp: 69°C | Air Temp: 32°C

Pos.      Rider              Num  Nation           Team                      Constructor       Time/Gap

1   ROSSI Valentino     46      ITA     Movistar Yamaha MotoGP       Yamaha         2'00.414

2   PEDROSA Dani      26      SPA       Repsol Honda Team             Honda           2'00.543

3   ESPARGARO Pol    44      SPA     Monster Yamaha Tech 3       Yamaha          2'00.876

4   ESPARGARO Aleix   41     SPA       Team Suzuki MotoGP           Suzuki           2'01.055

5   LORENZO Jorge     99     SPA      Movistar Yamaha MotoGP     Yamaha         2'01.162

6   MARQUEZ Marc      93     SPA         Repsol Honda Team           Honda           2'01.190

7   CRUTCHLOW Cal   35     GBR          CWM LCR Honda              Honda          2'01.222

8   SMITH Bradley        38     GBR       Monster Yamaha Tech 3      Yamaha        2'01.241

9   VINALES Maverick   25     SPA        Team Suzuki MotoGP           Suzuki          2'01.317

10  DOVIZIOSO Andrea  4     ITA              Ducati Team                  Ducati           2'01.355

11  REDDING Scott     45     GBR        Marc VDS Racing Team       Honda          2'01.592

12  BAUTISTA Alvaro   19     SPA         Factory Aprilia Gresini          Aprilia           2'01.740

13  BARBERA Hector     8     SPA             Avintia Racing                 Ducati          2'01.926

14  HAYDEN Nicky       69     USA            Drive M7 Aspar                Honda         2'02.262

15  IANNONE Andrea   29     ITA              Ducati Team                   Ducati         2'02.142

16  PETRUCCI Danilo     9     ITA              Pramac Racing                Ducati        2'02.225

17  ABRAHAM Karel      17    CZE         Cardion AB Motoracing        Honda         2'02.394

18  BRADL Stefan         6    GER          NGM Forward Racing    Forward Yamaha 2'02.410

19  HERNANDEZ Yonny 68 COL              Pramac Racing                Ducati          2'02.606

20  LAVERTY Eugene  50    IRE               Drive M7 Aspar                Honda          2'02.730

21  DI MEGLIO Mike     63   FRA                Avintia Racing                Ducati           2'02.941

22  MILLER Jack          43   AUS             CWM LCR Honda             Honda           2'03.006

23  PIRRO Michele       51   ITA                Ducati Team                   Ducati           2'03.105

24  BAZ Loris              76   FRA           NGM Forward Racing   Forward Yamaha   2'03.316

25  NAKASUGA Katsuyuki  JPN            Yamaha Test Team            Yamaha          2'03.337

26  DE ANGELIS Alex  15  RSM          NGM Forward Racing   Forward Yamaha     2'03.966

27  MELANDRI Marco  33  ITA           Factory Aprilia Gresini           Aprilia              2'04.000

From: Repsol Honda Team

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