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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 5th.

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.


Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Time/Gap
1 MARQUEZ Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team 1’59.844
2 LORENZO Jorge 99 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 1’59.902
3 IANNONE Andrea 29 ITA Ducati Team 2’00.098
4 DOVIZIOSO Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team 2’00.250
5 PEDROSA Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team 2’00.275
6 ROSSI Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 2’00.308
7 SMITH Bradley 38 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2’00.329
8 CRUTCHLOW Cal 35 GBR CWM LCR Honda 2’00.333
9 ESPARGARO Aleix 41 SPA Team Suzuki MotoGP 2’00.409
10 ESPARGARO Pol 44 SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2’00.689
11 PETRUCCI Danilo 9 ITA Pramac Racing 2’00.713
12 VINALES Maverick 25 SPA Team Suzuki MotoGP 2’00.731
13 REDDING Scott 45 GBR Marc VDS Racing Team 2’00.762
14 BARBERA Hector 8 SPA Avintia Racing 2’00.847
15 HERNANDEZ Yonny 68 COL Pramac Racing 2’01.012
16 BRADL Stefan 6 GER NGM Forward Racing 2’01.131
17 HAYDEN Nicky 69 USA Drive M7 Aspar 2’01.633
18 PIRRO Michele 51 ITA Ducati Team 2’01.897
19 LAVERTY Eugene 50 IRE Drive M7 Aspar 2’01.944
20 ABRAHAM Karel 17 CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 2’01.945
21 MILLER Jack 43 AUS CWM LCR Honda 2’01.968
22 DI MEGLIO Mike 63 FRA Avintia Racing 2’02.006
23 BAUTISTA Alvaro 19 SPA Factory Aprilia Gresini 2’02.221
24 BAZ Loris 76 FRA NGM Forward Racing 2’02.426
25 DE ANGELIS Alex 15 RSM NGM Forward Racing 2’02.499
26 NAKASUGA Katsuyuki T1 JPN Yamaha Test Team 2’02.755
27 MELANDRI Marco 33 ITA Factory Aprilia Gresini 2’04.313


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Emanuele Venturoli
Emanuele Venturoli
A graduate in Public, Social and Political Communication from the University of Bologna, he has always been passionate about marketing, design and sport.
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