Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Repsol Honda MotoGP Riders Marquez & Pedrosa Top the Charts in Day Two Testing at Sepang

Sepang 1 Testing

Wednesday, February 5th 2014

  Malaysia - Testing Report

Repsol Honda duo top the time sheets on day two

Marc Marquez was once again the fastest man on track today in Sepang and the only rider to record a sub-two minute lap time with 1’59.926 on lap 38 of 65. Teammate Dani Pedrosa finished the day in second place with a time of 2’00.336 on lap 12 of 62.
It was a gruelling second day at the Sepang International Circuit for both riders. Marc worked on geometry settings, improving his braking stability, some general set up work and a chassis comparison which produced valuable feedback for the HRC engineers. He also spoke positively about the new hard compound Bridgestone rear tyre.
Dani tested the new soft Bridgestone rear tyre, which he set his fastest lap on, and will try the harder compound tomorrow. He also did general set up work and a chassis comparison, looking to confirm his feelings tomorrow and focus on the direction for the season.
This first three-day test of 2014 will conclude tomorrow.

Marc Marquez
1st - 1'59.926

"We continued with our work schedule today, with a focus on trying out parts. We carried out various tests, including a chassis comparison, and found some positive points and some negative. As for the setup, we have improved stability under braking, which is something that I have been finding a little difficult, but in the end we have found a good compromise. I hope that tomorrow we can continue in the same way, because we are consistent and fast -which is important”

Dani Pedrosa

2nd - 2'00.336

"Today we've been trying out the new chassis and comparing it to the previous version, but tomorrow we shall continue working with both because it isn't clear which is best. I felt good with both of them, but I have to put in more laps in order to be able to make a clear decision. We also tried out the new Bridgestone tyres, using the soft tyre today and leaving the hard compound for tomorrow. We have been going pretty well here, but the season takes place at many different tracks and you have to prepare for each one of them”

testing results

  Sepang 1 Testing
11Marc MarquezESPRepsol Honda TeamHONDA1'59.926
226Dani PedrosaESPRepsol Honda TeamHONDA2'00.336
36Stefan BradlGERLCR Honda MotoGPHONDA2'00.339
446Valentino RossiITAYamaha FactoryYAMAHA2'00.464
541Aleix EspargaroESPNGM Mobile Forward RacingYAMAHA2'00.547
699Jorge LorenzoESPYamaha Factory RacingYAMAHA2'00.573
738Bradley SmithGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3YAMAHA2'00.603
829Andrea IannoneITAPramac RacingDUCATI2'00.855
919Alvaro BautistaESPGo & Fun Honda GresiniHONDA2'00.897
1044Pol EspargaroESPMonster Yamaha Tech 3YAMAHA2'01.061
114Andrea DoviziosoITADucati TeamDUCATI2'01.146
1235Cal CrutchlowGBRDucati TeamDUCATI2'01.396
1351Michele PirroITADucati Test TeamDUCATI2'02.177
1469Nicky HaydenUSADrive M7 AsparHONDA2'02.287
155Colin EdwardsUSANGM Mobile Forward RacingYAMAHA2'02.545
1668Yonny HernandezCOLPramac RacingDUCATI2'02.675
1772Kosuke AkiyoshiJPNHRC Test TeamHONDA2'02.692
187Hiroshi AoyamaJPNDrive M7 AsparHONDA2'02.825
19T1Katsuyuki NakasugaJPNYamaha Factory Test TeamYAMAHA2'02.970
2014Randy De PunietFRASuzuki Test TeamSUZUKI2'03.064
2145Scott ReddingGBRGo & Fun Honda GresiniHONDA2'03.117
2270Michael LavertyGBRPaul Bird MotorsportART & PBM2'03.528
238Hector BarberaESPAvintia Racing MotoGPFTR-KAWASAKI2'04.551
2423Broc ParkesAUSPaul Bird MotorsportPBM2'04.619
2517Karel AbrahamCZECardion AB MotoracingHONDA2'05.261
2663Mike Di MeglioFRAAvintia Racing MotoGPFTR-KAWASAKI2'05.355

Circuit Information

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Length5.548 m / 3.447 miles
Left corners5
Right corners10
Longest straight920 m / 0.572 miles
Sepang International Circuit Sdn. Bhd.
Jalan Pekeliling
64000 KLIA
Selangor Darul Ehsan

Pole Position2m 00.334s (165.978km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2012)
Race lap2m 02.108s (163.566km/h) Casey Stoner (Ducati, 2007)
Race time40m 45.191s (163.3 km/h) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2013)
2012 WinnerDani Pedrosa (Honda)
2013 WinnerDani Pedrosa (Honda)

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