Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa was in buoyant mood at the conclusion of the second day of the Sepang MotoGP test after making some strong advances with the suspension set-up of his RC213V.

Pedrosa evaluated a number of configurations as he continued to work on suspension settings, gaining data that helped improve the balance of the bike and feedback from the tyres.

He set his best lap in 2m 00.275s to finish fifth fastest on the time sheets, 0.431s adrift of team-mate Marc Marquez.

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"We finally found something better and we have more feeling with the balance of the bike, with the tyres and also for consistency," he said.

"This is important and it's good to get to that point today. We have been testing many different configurations looking to find a good set-up. I'm happy with the hard work we have done.

"Although it was very hot, we put in a lot of laps and at the end of the day we found a small step, which is positive. We still have many things to improve, but we have progressed and are already in good shape," Pedrosa added.

"I am getting more confidence with the bike and have a better feeling with the tyres. In addition, we have identified the good and bad points so I think that at future tests and races we can continue to develop consistently, which is good."

The three-day test concludes on Wednesday and will be followed by the first test by Factory riders on Michelin ahead of the manufacturer's introduction of the tyre supplier for MotoGP from 2016.