Marquez Back In The Groove and Fastest- Pedrosa Fifth‏

Marquez Back In The Groove and Fastest- Pedrosa Fifth‏

Written by  on Tuesday, 24 February 2015 12:32

February 24, 2015- Day two of the second Sepang test has concluded with Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez back at the top of the time sheets with teammate Dani Pedrosa finishing the day in fifth spot.

After a difficult first day, where he was unable to work properly due to an issue with the brakes, Marc was keen to get to work on his test programme. It wasn't long before the reigning World Champion was out in front, becoming the first rider in this second test to lap under 2'00 just before midday. He spent the day working on electronics amongst other items and recorded his fastest lap of 1'59.844 on lap 22 of 63. He had a small crash in the afternoon at turn four, but thankfully remained uninjured. Dani continued to work on suspension settings and set his fastest lap of 2'00.275 on lap 36 of 57.

The three-day test will conclude tomorrow and will be followed by the first test by Factory riders on Michelin tyres in preparation for 2016.

Marc Marquez 93: 1st 1'59.844 (63 laps)

"I'm happy because today was a positive day. After what happened yesterday, we tried to make up for lost time and tried out quite a few things. Tomorrow we have to continue testing things out, in order to continue developing and eliminating anything that is not going to be useful. Today we focused on electronics and tomorrow we will work more on the chassis. I'm happy with how things went today and with the pace that we have achieved. We'll see if tomorrow the rain holds off all day, because we need good weather."

Dani Pedrosa 26: 5th 2'00.275 (57 laps)

"Today we focused on the bike's suspension. We have been testing many different configurations looking to find a good setup. I'm happy with the hard work we have done today. Although it was very hot, we put in a lot of laps and at the end of the day we found a small step, which is positive. We still have many things to improve, but we have progressed and are already in good shape. I am getting more confidence with the bike and have a better feeling with the tyres. In addition, we have identified the good and bad points so I think that at future tests and races we can continue to develop consistently, which is good."

Results Session

Weather: Overcast / Dry | Humidity: 63% | Track Temp: 52°C | Air Temp: 33°C

Pos.     Rider               Num           Team                  Constructor   Time/Gap

1    MARQUEZ Marc      93     Repsol Honda Team          Honda       1'59.844

2   LORENZO Jorge      99   Movistar Yamaha MotoGP   Yamaha     1'59.902

3   IANNONE Andrea    29          Ducati Team                 Ducati      2'00.098

4   DOVIZIOSO Andrea  4          Ducati Team                 Ducati      2'00.250

5   PEDROSA Dani       26      Repsol Honda Team        Honda      2'00.275

6   ROSSI Valentino     46    Movistar Yamaha MotoGP   Yamaha     2'00.308

7   SMITH Bradley       38    Monster Yamaha Tech 3  Yamaha     2'00.329

8   CRUTCHLOW Cal   35      CWM LCR Honda           Honda       2'00.333

9   ESPARGARO Aleix   41   Team Suzuki MotoGP        Suzuki       2'00.409

10 ESPARGARO Pol     44  Monster Yamaha Tech 3   Yamaha      2'00.689

11 PETRUCCI Danilo     9       Pramac Racing              Ducati        2'00.713

12 VINALES Maverick  25   Team Suzuki MotoGP        Suzuki       2'00.731

13 REDDING Scott     45 Marc VDS Racing Team       Honda      2'00.762

14 BARBERA Hector     8       Avintia Racing                Ducati       2'00.847

15 HERNANDEZ Yonny 68   Pramac Racing                Ducati       2'01.012

16 BRADL Stefan          6  NGM Forward Racing  Forward Yamaha 2'01.131

17 HAYDEN Nicky       69     Drive M7 Aspar               Honda        2'01.633

18 PIRRO Michele        51       Ducati Team                   Ducati       2'01.897

19 LAVERTY Eugene   50     Drive M7 Aspar                Honda       2'01.944

20 ABRAHAM Karel      17  Cardion AB Motoracing         Honda       2'01.945

21 MILLER Jack          43    CWM LCR Honda               Honda       2'01.968

22 DI MEGLIO Mike     63      Avintia Racing                  Ducati       2'02.006

23 BAUTISTA Alvaro   19  Factory Aprilia Gresini            Aprilia        2'02.221

24 BAZ Loris               76  NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha  2'02.426

25 DE ANGELIS Alex   15  NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha  2'02.499

26 NAKASUGA Katsuyuki   Yamaha Test Team             Yamaha      2'02.755

27 MELANDRI Marco   33  Factory Aprilia Gresini             Aprilia        2'04.313


From: Repsol Honda


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