Pedrosa top of rain-hit Sepang test

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Rain this morning in Sepang saw most of the track action taking place in the afternoon, with Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa fastest of the day with a 2’00.562 lap.

With yesterday’s fastest man Jorge Lorenzo concentrating on race simulations, no one was close to his pace of yesterday that saw him set a 2’00.282.

There were minor crashes from Nicky Hayden and Marc Marquez, who escaped unhurt despite three crashes.

Cal Crutchlow, fustrated by a lack of new parts to test, didn’t manage to improve on yuesterday’s time that saw him third fastest.

PBM rookie Michael Laverty, riding the Cumbrian team’s home-built CRT machine, managed to improve his time to within 0.7 of the time he set at the last test on his teammate’s Aprilia.

1  PEDROSA, Dani Repsol Honda Team 2:00.562
2  MARQUEZ, Marc Repsol Honda Team 2:00.643
3  LORENZO, Jorge Yamaha Factory Racing Team 2:00.992
4  ROSSI, Valentino Yamaha Factory Racing Team 2:01.062
5  BAUTISTA, Alvaro GO&FUN Honda Gresini 2:01.078
6  CRUTCHLOW, Cal Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2:01.094
7  BRADL, Stefan LCR Honda MotoGP 2:01.309
8  DOVIZIOSO, Andrea Ducati Team 2:01.650
9  HAYDEN, Nicky Ducati Team 2:02.070 
10  SMITH, Bradley Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2:02.314
11  IANNONE, Andrea Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Team 2:02.566
12  PIRRO, Michele Ducati Test Team 2:02.773
13  DE PUNIET, Randy Power Electronics Aspar 2:02.863
14  SPIES, Ben Ignite Pramac Racing Team 2:03.055
15  NAKASUGA, Katsuyuki Yamaha Factory Racing Test Team 2:03.154
16  BARBERA, Hector Avintia Blusens 2:03.155 2.593
17  YOSHIKAWA, Wataru Yamaha Factory Racing Test Team 2:03.257
18  ESPARGARO, Aleix Power Electronics Aspar 2:03.423
19  ABRAHAM, Karel Cardion AB Motoracing 2:04.066
20  EDWARDS, Colin NGM Mobile Forward Racing 2:04.102
21  AOYAMA, Hiroshi Avintia Blusens 2:04.512 
22  LAVERTY, Michael Paul Bird Motorsport 2:04.546
23  PESEK, Lukas Came IodaRacing Project 2:04.674
24  PETRUCCI, Danilo Came IodaRacing Project 2:04.686
25  CORTI, Claudio NGM Mobile Forward Racing 2:04.718
26  HERNANDEZ, Yonny Paul Bird Motorsport 2:04.722
27  TAKAHASHI, Takumi HRC Test Team 2:04.749
28  STARING, Bryan GO&FUN Honda Gresini 2:05.313

MCN Staff

By MCN Staff