Petrucci tops second test day at Sepang

Pramac rider Danilo Petrucci topped the second pre-season test day at Sepang, as Loris Baz escaped from a scary 290km/h accident.

Baz was thrown from his Avintia Ducati bike on the start/finish straight in the opening hour of the session, but incredibly walked away.

Although the exact cause of the accident is yet to be confirmed, tire supplier Michelin withdrew its Soft-spec tire, leaving only the Hard.

Petrucci thus ended at the top of the times, with his early 2:00.095 proving difficult to beat on harder rubber and raised tire pressures.

Day 1 pace-setter Lorenzo, recovering from a crash at Turn 5, came closest to moving ahead, getting within six hundredths of Petrucci late on.

Baz's team-mate, Hector Barbera, ended the day third fastest, just in front of lead works Honda rider Marc Marquez and LCR's Cal Crutchlow.

Yamaha's Valentino Rossi was another to improve in the closing stages, usurping the Ducatis of Scott Redding, Andrea Iannone and Casey Stoner.

Stoner was taking part in his first official MotoGP session since retiring from the sport, finishing just over a second off the pace on last year's Desmosedici GP15.

Stoner was also a second quicker than his time on Saturday.

Bradley Smith completed the top 10 positions on his Tech 3 Yamaha, with the other factory Honda of Dani Pedrosa back in 12th, after an accident at Turn 5.

Results

Pos Rider Team Fastest lap Lead. Gap Prev. Gap Laps
1 LORENZO, Jorge Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 1:59.580 0.000 0.000 34 / 36
2 ROSSI, Valentino Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 2:00.556 0.976 0.976 13 / 38
3 MARQUEZ, Marc Repsol Honda Team 2:00.883 1.303 0.327 44 / 45
4 CRUTCHLOW, Cal LCR Honda 2:00.992 1.412 0.109 40 / 42
5 STONER, Casey Ducati Team 2:01.070 1.490 0.078 30 / 30
6 PEDROSA, Dani Repsol Honda Team 2:01.161 1.581 0.091 35 / 48
7 PETRUCCI, Danilo Octo Pramac Yakhnich 2:01.217 1.637 0.056 15 / 18
8 IANNONE, Andrea Ducati Team 2:01.223 1.643 0.006 17 / 38
9 REDDING, Scott Octo Pramac Yakhnich 2:01.229 1.649 0.006 40 / 42
10 VIÂ¥ALES, Maverick Team SUZUKI ECSTAR 2:01.244 1.664 0.015 49 / 51
11 BARBERA, Hector Avintia Racing 2:01.434 1.854 0.190 11 / 30
12 ESPARGARO, Aleix Team SUZUKI ECSTAR 2:01.623 2.043 0.189 7 / 44
13 DOVIZIOSO, Andrea Ducati Team 2:01.675 2.095 0.052 18 / 34
14 HERNANDEZ, Yonny Aspar MotoGP Team 2:01.774 2.194 0.099 20 / 40
15 ESPARGARO, Pol Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2:01.870 2.290 0.096 26 / 44
16 SMITH, Bradley Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2:01.918 2.338 0.048 49 / 65
17 BAZ, Loris Avintia Racing 2:02.541 2.961 0.623 14 / 33
18 BRADL, Stefan Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 2:02.792 3.212 0.251 8 / 44
19 NAKASUGA, Katsuyuki Yamaha Test Team 2:02.940 3.360 0.148 10 / 27
20 RABAT, Tito EG 0.0 Marc VDS 2:03.012 3.432 0.072 49 / 57
21 BAUTISTA, Alvaro Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 2:03.183 3.603 0.171 16 / 46
22 LAVERTY, Eugene Aspar MotoGP Team 2:03.519 3.939 0.336 16 / 25

Session 2 – 02/02/2016

Pos Rider Team Fastest lap Lead. Gap Prev. Gap Laps
1 PETRUCCI, Danilo Octo Pramac Yakhnich 2:00.095 0.000 0.000 9 / 46
2 LORENZO, Jorge Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 2:00.155 0.060 0.060 31 / 32
3 BARBERA, Hector Avintia Racing 2:00.387 0.292 0.232 6 / 32
4 MARQUEZ, Marc Repsol Honda Team 2:00.843 0.748 0.456 5 / 52
5 CRUTCHLOW, Cal LCR Honda 2:00.899 0.804 0.056 53 / 55
6 ROSSI, Valentino Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 2:01.021 0.926 0.122 47 / 54
7 REDDING, Scott Octo Pramac Yakhnich 2:01.049 0.954 0.028 3 / 42
8 IANNONE, Andrea Ducati Team 2:01.052 0.957 0.003 9 / 39
9 STONER, Casey Ducati Team 2:01.103 1.008 0.051 37 / 45
10 SMITH, Bradley Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2:01.107 1.012 0.004 58 / 59
11 VIÂ¥ALES, Maverick Team SUZUKI ECSTAR 2:01.421 1.326 0.314 4 / 59
12 PEDROSA, Dani Repsol Honda Team 2:01.475 1.380 0.054 4 / 36
13 HERNANDEZ, Yonny Aspar MotoGP Team 2:01.644 1.549 0.169 7 / 41
14 DOVIZIOSO, Andrea Ducati Team 2:01.723 1.628 0.079 12 / 35
15 ESPARGARO, Pol Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2:01.992 1.897 0.269 6 / 32
16 ESPARGARO, Aleix Team SUZUKI ECSTAR 2:02.092 1.997 0.100 34 / 39
17 RABAT, Tito EG 0.0 Marc VDS 2:02.328 2.233 0.236 5 / 54
18 BRADL, Stefan Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 2:02.372 2.277 0.044 4 / 45
19 BAZ, Loris Avintia Racing 2:02.611 2.516 0.239 12 / 26
20 NAKASUGA, Katsuyuki Yamaha Test Team 2:02.691 2.596 0.080 35 / 43
21 BAUTISTA, Alvaro Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 2:02.876 2.781 0.185 4 / 52

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