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Sepang Day 2: Honda riders 1-2
After Casey Stoner led the way on his first day for Honda on Tuesday, Dani Pedrosa has topped the timesheets as MotoGP testing continues in Malaysia. The Spaniard finished Wednesday’s session with a best effort of 2:00.770, some six tenths of a second ahead of his Australian team-mate as Yamaha’s Ben Spies competed the top three. 

The Australian set his best lap of the day on his penultimate turn of the circuit, posting a 2:01.434 which meant that Pedrosa remained the first and so far only rider to break under the 2:01.000 barrier in this Test. Both he and Stoner rode on old front forks whilst third Repsol Honda rider Andrea Dovizioso tried a new option. 

The Italian was fourth on the timesheet, just four-thousandths of a second behind Yamaha Factory Racing rider Ben Spies whose best time of 2:01.508 placed him third at 0.738 off Pedrosa’s pace.

The American set out to confirm the differing specifications between the two M1 machines he rode on day one, also working on engine settings, as he continued the process of working with his newly-formed team.

Testing Results
1 Dani Pedrosa 2.00.770 SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
2 Casey Stoner 2.01.434 AUS HONDA Repsol Honda Team
3 Ben Spies 2.01.508 USA YAMAHA Fiat Yamaha Team
4 Andrea Dovizioso 2.01.512 ITA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
5 Marco Simoncelli 2.01.522 ITA HONDA San Carlo Honda Gresini
6 Hiroshi Aoyama 2.01.534 JPN HONDA San Carlo Honda Gresini
7 Jorge Lorenzo 2.01.563 SPA YAMAHA Fiat Yamaha Team
8 Alvaro Bautista 2.01.687 SPA SUZUKI Rizla Suzuki MotoGP
9 Colin Edwards 2.01.722 USA YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
10 Hector Barbera 2.02.093 SPA DUCATI Paginas Amarillas Aspar
11 Nicky Hayden 2.02.379 USA DUCATI Ducati Marlboro Team
12 Randy De Puniet 2.02.426 FRA DUCATI Pramac Racing
13 Valentino Rossi 2.02.597 ITA DUCATI Ducati Marlboro Team
14 Kousuke Akiyoshi - test rider 2.02.619 JP HONDA Repsol Honda Team
15 Cal Crutchlow 2.03.032 GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
16 Loris Capirossi 2.03.047 ITA DUCATI Pramac Racing
17 Karel Abraham 2.03.466 CZE DUCATI Cardion AB Motoracing
18 Toni Eias 2.04.026 SPA HONDA LCR Honda MotoGP
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