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Wednesday 1pm MotoGP test times - Sepang

Sepang MotoGP test times as of 1pm on Wednesday, during day two of the first test session of 2012.
The track opened at 10am and will close at 6pm.

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

The test marks the first time that the new version of the Ducati GP12 has been seen in public.

World champion Casey Stoner is on track after being forced to sit out day one due to a back strain.

CLICK HERE for pictures from the test.

1. Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing 2m 1.052s (Lap 14/20)
2. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing 2m 1.144s (3/26)
3. Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda 2m 1.245s (8/16)
4. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda 2m 1.638s (3/15)
5. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2m 1.710s (4/24)
6. Alvaro Bautista ESP San Carlo Honda Gresini 2m 2.065s (16/17)
7. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Team 2m 2.354s (2/14)
8. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Team 2m 2.400s (3/23)
9. Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda 2m 2.414s (9/12)
10. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2m 2.506s (8/18)
11. Hector Barbera ESP Pramac Racing 2m 2.597s (7/27)
12. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 2m 3.050s (7/39)
13. Katsuyuki Nakasuga JPN Yamaha Test Rider 2m 3.323s (7/17)
14. Franco Battaini ITA Ducati Test Rider 2m 4.663s (9/21)
15. Colin Edwards USA Forward Racing (Suter-BMW CRT) 2m 6.819s (11/11)
16. Ivan Silva ESP Avintia Racing (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 2m 10.297s (8/9)
17. Robertino Pietri VEN Avintia Racing (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 2m 12.546s (4/5)

Fastest Tuesday time:
Jorge Lorenzo ESP Factory Yamaha 2m 1.657s

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)

Related Pictures

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Spies, Sepang MotoGP tests, 31st Jan-2nd Feb 2012
Andrea Dovizioso in 2017 Ducati colours
Jorge Lorenzo in 2017 Ducati colours
Jorge Lorenzo, Claudio Domenicali, Andrea Dovizioso
Rossi and Vinales 2017 Movistar Yamahas
Rossi and Vinales 2017 Movistar Yamahas
Vinales` 2017 Movistar Yamaha
Vinales` 2017 Movistar Yamaha
Vinales` 2017 Movistar Yamaha
Vinales` 2017 Movistar Yamaha
Rossi`s 2017 Movistar Yamaha
Rossi`s 2017 Movistar Yamaha
Rossi`s 2017 Movistar Yamaha
Rossi`s 2017 Movistar Yamaha
Valentino Rossi with 2017 Yamaha livery
Valentino Rossi with 2017 Yamaha livery
Valentino Rossi with 2017 Yamaha livery
Valentino Rossi with 2017 Yamaha livery

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cnar - Unregistered

February 01, 2012 5:38 AM

Lubak, you're probably a newbie but testing is about understanding the bike and the effect that changes make. At the end of the day riders will try to put the best settings together and run faster laps. I suspect Ducati has a huge work load moving from their previous chasis design to the current version being tested. Plus we still don't know if this will be the final bike before the season opener. The other manufacturers will for certain have an easier job. Ducati however made a smart move and once they find the sweet spot of the design may be able to return to the carbon fiber, stressed engine design once they understand the weight distribution, wheel loading, power curve and the area within the setup parameters that the riders like. Always remember Casey and the front wheel buckling in 2008 and Rossi last year which resulted in him losing confidence and having a record (for him) number of crashes in a season (includes practice sessions).

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