Stefan Bradl's attempted race simulation on the LCR Honda at Sepang was hindered by a rear brake problem, but the German star is excited by the potential of the 2014 RC213V.

Bradl competed the first pre-season test of 2014 in Malaysia in fifth position following a best lap today of 2m 0.122s.

That put the German half-a-second from Repsol Honda pace setter Marc Marquez, although Bradl also set a strong series of laps during his two-part race simulation.

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"We leave Malaysia with a good base set-up and I am quite happy about the overall work we have done in the last three days. There are some areas to improve like the braking stability but I feel good on this new bike," said Bradl, who had been third fastest on Wednesday.

"Today we focused on the race simulation but my long run was disrupted by a small issue with the rear brake.

"However, I was able to proceed with my daily programme achieving a good feedback from the new hard compound. I hope that we can continue to improve in the next test."

Bradl suffered a small fall at turn one on Thursday, at the same place where he fractured an ankle in October's grand prix.

Stefan Bradl's Race Simulation lap times:
1. 2:01.043
2. 2:00.797
3. 2:00.737
4. 2:00.895
5. 2:01.251
6. 2:01.597
7. 2:01.311
8. 2:01.463
9. 2:01.871
10. 2:02.759
54:29.801
1. 2:01.457
2. 2:01.037
3. 2:00.884
4. 2:04.189
5. 2:01.330
6. 2:01.381
7. 2:02.027
8. 2:01.413
9. 2:01.747
10. 2:01.602
11. 2:01.590
12. 2:01.754

Official Sepang MotoGP records: Best lap: Marc Marquez ESP Honda 2m 0.011s (2013) Fastest race lap: Marc Marquez ESP Honda 2m 1.415s (2013)