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Sepang II MotoGP test times - Tuesday 4pm
28 February 2012
Testing began at 10am and concludes at 6pm, but a heavy rain storm soaked the track between 2-3pm.
Only Valentino Rossi, test rider Franco Battaini (on Nicky Hayden's bike), Andrea Dovizioso, Dani Pedrosa and Stefan Bradl have been on track since, although conditions may improve enough for more slick laps late in the day.
All twelve manufacturer riders are again present for the three-day test, plus the Forward Racing and BQR 'Claiming Rule Teams'.
Factory Ducati rider Nicky Hayden and Tech 3 Yamaha's Andrea Dovizioso will be hoping their healing injuries will allow for greater track time than at the first test.
However Karel Abraham (Cardion AB) is struggling with a back injury sustained at the recent private Jerez test and will miss day one.
The second Sepang test finishes on Thursday evening, after which only one more official test (at Jerez) will remain before the start of the racing season.CLICK HERE
for pictures from the test.
1. Casey Stoner
AUS Repsol Honda 2m 1.761s
2. Dani Pedrosa
ESP Repsol Honda 2m 2.005s
3. Jorge Lorenzo
ESP Yamaha Factory Racing 2m 2.436s
4. Ben Spies
USA Yamaha Factory Racing 2m 2.819s
5. Alvaro Bautista
ESP San Carlo Honda Gresini 2m 2.959s
6. Nicky Hayden
USA Ducati Team 2m 3.132s
7. Cal Crutchlow
GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2m 3.213s
8. Valentino Rossi
ITA Ducati Team 2m 3.245s
9. Hector Barbera
ESP Pramac Racing 2m 3.612s
10. Stefan Bradl
GER LCR Honda 2m 3.820s
11. Andrea Dovizioso
ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2m 3.830s
12. Franco Battaini
ITA Ducati Test Rider 2m 5.563s
13. Colin Edwards
USA Forward Racing (Suter-BMW CRT) 2m 5.686s
14. Ivan Silva
ESP Avintia (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 2m 8.479s
15. Yonny Hernández
COL Avintia (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 2m 8.767s
(8/16)Fastest Sepang I test times (Feb 2):By manufacturer:Casey Stoner
AUS Honda 1m 59.607sJorge Lorenzo
ESP Yamaha 2m 0.198sValentino Rossi
ITA Ducati 2m 0.824sColin Edwards
USA Suter 2m 4.722sIvan Silva
ESP FTR 2m 8.225sOfficial Sepang MotoGP lap records:Pole position: Valentino Rossi
ITA Yamaha 2m 0.518s
(2009)Fastest race lap:Casey Stoner
AUS Ducati 2m 2.108s