Pedrosa fastest before heavy rains After leading all three days in the first Sepang Test two weeks ago, Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa maintained his position at the top of the time sheets as the second Sepang Test got underway today.
Dani went out on track around 10.30am but heavy rain in the past few days had left the track quite dirty and slippery, which was reflected in the early lap times - almost two seconds slower than the first test.
He recorded the fastest lap of the day on lap 17 of 43, with a time of 2'01.580. Unfortunately heavy rainfall arrived again at 14h30 local time which ended the track action on this first day. Testing resumes tomorrow at 09h00 local time.
Dani Pedrosa 1st 2'01.580 "Today we continued trying things out with the bike here in Sepang, focusing most of all on suspension. We also worked a little on the electronics. The track wasn’t 100% after the rainfall from the past few days, but we were able to ride well. In the afternoon it rained again, and we used this to perform some laps in the wet. Tomorrow we will continue with the work that we have scheduled”
1 Dani Pedrosa 2'01.580 SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team 2 Jorge Lorenzo 2'01.815 SPA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing 3 Marc Marquez 2'01.942 ESP HONDA Repsol Honda Team 4 Stefan Bradl 2'01.959 GER HONDA LCR Honda MotoGP 5 Valentino Rossi 2'02.028 ITA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing 6 Cal Crutchlow 2'02.272 GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 7 Alvaro Bautista 2'02.362 SPA HONDA & FTR Go & Fun Honda 8 Andrea Dovizioso 2'02.801 ITA DUCATI Ducati Team 9 Nicky Hayden 2'03.143 USA DUCATI Ducati Team 10 Bradley Smith 2'03.632 GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 11 Katsayuki Nakasuga 2'03.734 JPN YAMAHA Yamaha Factory 12 Aleix Espargaro 2'03.941 ESP ART Power Electronics Aspar 13 Ben Spies 2'04.047 USA DUCATI Ignite Pramac Racing Team 14 Andrea Iannone 2'04.050 ITA DUCATI Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Team 15 Wataru Yoshikawa 2'04.590 JPN YAMAHA Yamaha Factory 16 Michele Pirro 2'04.626 ITA DUCATI Ducati Test Team 17 Hiroshi Aoyama 2'04.743 JAP FTR Avintia Blusens 18 Randy De Puniet 2'05.288 FRA ART Power Electronics Aspar 19 Takumi Takahashi 2'05.510 JPN HONDA HRC Test Team 20 Colin Edwards 2'05.518 USA FTR-KAWASAKI NGM Mobile Forward Racing 21 Danilo Petrucci 2'05.827 ITA IODA-SUTER Came IodaRacing Project 22 Karel Abraham 2'05.838 CZE ART Cardion AB Motoracing 23 Yonny Hernandez 2'05.908 COL PBM Paul Bird Motorsport 24 Hector Barbera 2'06.062 SPA FTR Avintia Blusens 25 Claudio Corti 2'06.306 ITA FTR-KAWASAKI NGM Mobile Forward Racing 26 Bryan Staring 2'06.730 AUS HONDA & FTR Go & Fun Honda Gresini 27 Lukas Pesek 2'07.991 CZE IODA-SUTER Came IodaRacing Project
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