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Sepang MotoGP test times - Tuesday 1pm

31 January 2012

A damp track caused by overnight rain meant that although the track opened at 10am, all bikes remained in the pits until 11:15am.

World champion Casey Stoner is not testing today after aggravating an old back injury. The Australian is now resting and aims to return tomorrow. The four laps credited as Stoner's were by test rider Kousuke Akiyoshi.

Note that some of the times listed for Ducati riders were actually shakedown laps, on their bikes, completed by factory test rider Franco Battaini.

However, Valentino Rossi has made his debut on the all-new (and all-black) Desmosedici GP12, with which he moved to the top of the timesheets at 1pm.

All twelve manufacturer riders are present for the three-day test, plus the Forward Racing and BQR 'Claiming Rule Team' teams.

1. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Team 2m 2.905s (12 laps)
2. Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing 2m 2.930s (10)
3. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing 2m 3.044s (7)
4. Alvaro Bautista ESP San Carlo Honda Gresini 2m 4.110s (7)
5. Katsuyuki Nakasuga JPN Yamaha Test Rider 2m 4.577s (6)
6. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda 2m 4.971s (11)
7. Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda 2m 7.163s (2)
8. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2m 8.375s (4)
9. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2m 10.993s (1)
10. Ivan Silva ESP BQR (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 2m 11.280s (10)
11. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Team 2m 11.759s (3)
12. Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda 2m 11.887s (1)
13. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 2m 15.563s (1)
14. Jordi Torres ESP BQR (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 2m 16.565s (5)
15. Hector Barbera ESP Pramac Racing 2m 17.372s (1)


Official Sepang MotoGP lap records:
Pole position:
Valentino Rossi ITA Yamaha 2m 0.518s (2009)
Fastest race lap:
Casey Stoner AUS Ducati 2m 2.108s (2007)

Fastest 2011 Sepang test time:
Casey Stoner AUS Honda 1m 59.665s (February 24)


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