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1st and 2nd for Honda Team as Sepang test ends
Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa reclaimed the top spot on the final day of testing in Malaysia, with a time of 2'00.562, recorded on lap 41 of 57. Once the wet weather had cleared, the Spaniard, who has been the fastest rider on five of the six days at the Sepang International Circuit, spent his final day completing his scheduled test items, again focusing on the suspension.

Teammate Marc Marquez, who had two small crashes today, one in the wet at turn 12 during the morning and one in the dry at turn 9 in the afternoon, but escaped both unharmed, completed 54 laps and worked on electronics and set up. He finished today's test in second position with a time of 2'00.643, just 0.081 off Dani, logged on his final lap of the test.

It has been a productive testing period for the Repsol Honda riders, who will return on track in twelve days time when the team heads for the first time ever to the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas for a three-day test.

"This morning we were able to try out the wet weather setup; it was only for a short time, but nevertheless we were able to put in some laps with it. In the afternoon, with the track dry and with slicks, we continued working on suspension settings. Overall, it's been a positive three days. Now we're off to Austin, and this is going to be an interesting test for the team and for myself. We've never ridden there and it's a new track"

"It's been a good day, overall. In the morning we rode in the wet and I felt very good on the bike, even though I had a small crash. I clipped the white line and lost the front, but neither myself nor the bike were affected at all. When the track dried out we went back to our work on the electronics and with the bike setup -above all with the front. On the initial laps I didn't feel completely comfortable with the front end and had another small crash at the hairpin when I was forcing it a bit too much. In the final hour we set the bike up the way we had been fastest at this test, and I think that we got a good time again with it. We can leave here feeling positive about how things went"


Rider Time Nat Bike Team
1 Dani Pedrosa 2'00.562 SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
2 Marc Marquez 2'00.643 SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
3 Jorge Lorenzo 2'00.992 SPA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing
4 Valentino Rossi 2'01.062 ITA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing
5 Alvaro Bautista 2'01.078 SPA HONDA & FTR Go & Fun Honda Gresini
6 Cal Crutchlow 2'01.094 GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
7 Stefan Bradl 2'01.309 GER HONDA LCR Honda MotoGP
8 Andrea Dovizioso 2'01.650 ITA DUCATI Ducati Team
9 Nicky Hayden 2'02.070 USA DUCATI Ducati Team
10 Bradley Smith 2'02.314 GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
11 Andrea Iannone 2'02.566 ITA DUCATI Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Team
12 Michele Pirro 2'02.773 ITA DUCATI Ducati Test Team
13 Randy De Puniet 2'02.863 FRA ART Power Electronics Aspar
14 Ben Spies 2'03.055 USA DUCATI Ignite Pramac Racing Team
15 Katsayuki Nakasuga 2'03.154 JPN YAMAHA Yamaha Factory
16 Hector Barbera 2'03.155 SPA FTR Avintia Blusens
17 Wataru Yoshikawa 2'03.257 JPN YAMAHA Yamaha Factory
18 Aleix Espargaro 2'03.423 SPA ART Power Electronics Aspar
19 Karel Abraham 2'04.066 CZE ART Cardion AB Motoracing
20 Colin Edwards 2'04.102 USA FTR-KAWASAKI NGM Mobile Forward Racing
21 Hiroshi Aoyama 2'04.512 JAP FTR Avintia Blusens
22 Michael Laverty 2'04.546 GBR PBM Paul Bird Motorsport
23 Lukas Pesek 2'04.674 CZE IODA-SUTER Came IodaRacing Project
24 Danilo Petrucci 2'04.686 ITA IODA-SUTER Came IodaRacing Project
25 Claudio Corti 2'04.718 ITA FTR-KAWASAKI NGM Mobile Forward Racing
26 Yonny Hernandez 2'04.722 COL PBM Paul Bird Motorsport
27 Takumi Takahashi 2'04.749 JPN HONDA HRC Test Team
28 Bryan Staring 2'05.313 AUS HONDA & FTR Go & Fun Honda Gresini

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