OFFIClAL MotoGP™ TEST – DAY TWO SEPANG ROUND 2

OFFIClAL MotoGP™ TEST – DAY ONE SEPANG ROUND 2

MARC MARQUEZ TOPS SECOND DAY TEST
Reigning World Champion Marc Marquez, his Repsol Honda RC213V, managed a 1’59.844 to be the first rider to break the 2 minute mark at this test. Occupying 2nd place on the time sheets  is Jorge Lorenzo who put in a 1’59.902 on his 30th lap to close to within 5 hundredths of Marquez. TDSC_0833he Movistar Yamaha rider, who was still looking to improve the all round feel of his bike while also adapting to the new seamless shift gearbox on his YZF-M1, was the only other rider under the 2 minute mark by midday.

Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso, who along with his teammate Iannone is testing out 3-4 different setups today on the all new GP15, set an impressive 2’00.250 which was over a second quicker than his first outing on the new bike yesterday, and more importantly only 0.4s behind the Repsol Honda of Marquez.

DSC_0507 (Medium)Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa didn’t have a great morning time-wise as he was looking to tweak his suspensions settings in an attempt to get more feedback from the bike. He obviously made progress though, as he went on to set a 2’00.275, good enough for 4th place, just under 0.3s quicker than his day 1 pace.

DSC_0116After leading the time sheets in the early part of the morning, Valentino Rossi, who has been evaluating 2 different types of front forks on his Movistar Yamaha YZF-M1, couldn’t quite match the pace of his team mate Lorenzo as the day wore on. He currently sits in fifth place, 4 hundredths off the pace of the top two, but still managing to improve on his time from day 1.

Suzuki’s impressive testing form continued with Aleix Espargaro managing to knock well over half a second of his best time from the first day with a 2’00.409, as the team looked to work on their electronics package. His team mate and rookie in this class, Maverick Viñales, also managed to improve on yesterdays time as he continued to show his potential in 11th place on the time sheets, less than a second behind the leaders.

DSC_0107Andrea Iannone waited until later in the morning to post his fastest time on his new Ducati GP15, managing to take a whopping 1.5s off his day 1 pace and move within 2 tenths of his team mate Dovizioso and just over half a second of the leaders pace.

Cal Crutchlow, who experienced some issues with stability under braking yesterday, managed to improve his time by 0.7s as he continues to adapt to the CWM-LCR Honda RC213V. What would have been more important for the British rider was that he had managed his fastest time on fresh tyres, which has been an issue for him in the recent past, with his 2’00.509 good enough for 8th place on the leaderboard as it stands.

DSC_0033For the Monster Tech 3 team, it was a case of making some final tweaks to their setup, having admitted that they do not have too much to test, and for them the focus will be on putting in long runs this afternoon. It was still a positive morning for them though, as Pol Espargaro and Bradley Smith occupied 9th and 13th place on the time sheets respectively, both improving on their times from day 1.

Danilo Petrucci took 1.5s off his time from the previous day for Pramac Ducati, as he looked to work on his suspension and chassis set up. His team mate Yonny Hernandez is currently in 15th place as he just tries to get as many laps under his belt as possible.

The Aprilia Racing Team had a difficult morning with Alvaro Bautista failing to match his time from the first day, and Marco Melandri, despite trying a new chassis more similar to a his old World Superbike machine, once again languishing down in last place, over 5 seconds off the pace.

DSC_0021DSC_0579 (Medium)Nicky Hayden and Eugene Laverty occupy 17th and 21st respectively, with 0.7s separating the team mates as they looked to develop the electronics package on their Drive M7 Aspar machines.

Stefan Bradl managed a 2’01.131 on his Forward Racing bike which was good enough for 16th, while his teammate Loriz Baz escaped an early crash at turn 14 without injury to end up 22nd.

Jack Miller continue to adapt to his new CWM-LCR Honda RC213V-RS, and finished the morning 3 seconds of Marquez in 24th, with Alex De Angelis not quite matching his day 1 pace down in 25th as he continued development of his Octo Ioda ART machine.

MotoGP Sepang Test2 2015

Session 2 as of 24/02/2015 

 

Pos Rider Team Fastest lap Lead. Gap Prev. Gap Laps Last lap
1 MARQUEZ, Marc Repsol Honda Team 1:59.844 22 / 63
2 LORENZO, Jorge Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 1:59.902 0.058 0.058 30 / 71
3 IANNONE, Andrea Ducati Team 2:00.098 0.254 0.196 55 / 58
4 DOVIZIOSO, Andrea Ducati Team 2:00.250 0.406 0.152 21 / 58
5 PEDROSA, Dani Repsol Honda Team 2:00.275 0.431 0.025 36 / 57
6 ROSSI, Valentino Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 2:00.308 0.464 0.033 19 / 61
7 SMITH, Bradley Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2:00.329 0.485 0.021 49 / 50
8 CRUTCHLOW, Cal CWM LCR Honda 2:00.333 0.489 0.004 61 / 61
9 ESPARGARO, Aleix Team Suzuki MotoGP 2:00.409 0.565 0.076 18 / 57
10 ESPARGARO, Pol Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2:00.689 0.845 0.280 8 / 44
11 PETRUCCI, Danilo Pramac Racing 2:00.713 0.869 0.024 22 / 57
12 VIÑALES, Maverick Team Suzuki MotoGP 2:00.731 0.887 0.018 42 / 61
13 REDDING, Scott Estrella Galicia 0.0 Marc VDS 2:00.762 0.918 0.031 53 / 57
14 BARBERA, Hector Avintia Racing 2:00.847 1.003 0.085 21 / 53
15 HERNANDEZ, Yonny Pramac Racing 2:01.012 1.168 0.165 28 / 46
16 BRADL, Stefan Forward Racing Team 2:01.131 1.287 0.119 13 / 58
17 HAYDEN, Nicky Drive M7 Aspar 2:01.633 1.789 0.502 17 / 57
18 PIRRO, Michele Ducati Test Team 2:01.897 2.053 0.264 16 / 41
19 LAVERTY, Eugene Drive M7 Aspar 2:01.944 2.100 0.047 54 / 56
20 ABRAHAM, Karel AB Motoracing 2:01.945 2.101 0.001 21 / 40
21 MILLER, Jack CWM LCR Honda 2:01.968 2.124 0.023 65 / 65
22 DI MEGLIO, Mike Avintia Racing 2:02.006 2.162 0.038 41 / 42
23 BAUTISTA, Alvaro Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 2:02.221 2.377 0.215 25 / 40
24 BAZ, Loris Forward Racing Team 2:02.426 2.582 0.205 7 / 37
25 DE ANGELIS, Alex Octo Ioda Racing Team 2:03.499 3.655 1.073 44 / 51
26 NAKASUGA, Katsuyuki Yamaha Factory Test Team 2:03.755 3.911 0.256 43 / 45
27 MELANDRI, Marco Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 2:04.313 4.469 0.558 49 / 49
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