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Wednesday 4pm MotoGP test times - Sepang II

MotoGP lap times as of 4pm on Wednesday, during day two of the second official Sepang test.
Testing began at 10am and concludes at 6pm, but rain fell from 12-3:30pm.

Hector Barbera was the first rider to try some wet laps, until he fell from his Pramac Ducati at 1:15pm. Yamaha's Ben Spies plus Avintia team-mates Ivan Silva and Yonny Hernandez then went out for a short session with wet weather tyres shortly after 3pm. Jorge Lorenzo did likewise half-an-hour later.

The sun is now shining but the track is far from dry.

Repsol Honda riders Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa - first and second on day one - plus fellow RC213V riders Alvaro Bautista (Gresini) and Stefan Bradl (LCR) have not been on track today.

HRC has now confirmed that they were checking the cause of Pedrosa's day one engine problem, but will be back for day three (CLICK HERE for more).

Karel Abraham (Cardion AB Ducati) withdrew from the test on day one due to pain from shoulder and back injuries sustained at Jerez last week.

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. Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing 2m 1.285s (Lap 19/30)
2. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing 2m 1.293s (4/19)
3. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2m 1.522s (18/18)
4. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2m 1.695s (19/22)
5. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Team 2m 1.748s (17/21)
6. Hector Barbera ESP Pramac Racing 2m 1.989s (12/26)
7. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Team 2m 2.130s (14/18)
8. Franco Battaini ITA Ducati Test Rider 2m 3.566s (14/20)
9. Colin Edwards USA Forward Racing (Suter-BMW CRT) 2m 5.816s (6/7)
10. Ivan Silva ESP Avintia (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 2m 7.813s (4/26)
11. Yonny Hernández COL Avintia (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 2m 8.213s (10/16)


Fastest day one time:
Casey Stoner AUS Honda 2m 1.761s

Fastest Sepang I test times (Feb 2):
By manufacturer:
Casey Stoner AUS Honda 1m 59.607s
Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha 2m 0.198s
Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati 2m 0.824s
Colin Edwards USA Suter 2m 4.722s
Ivan Silva ESP FTR 2m 8.225s

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)




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Dave - Unregistered

February 29, 2012 9:17 AM

Nowhere to hide So, in real terms, Rossi has dropped to 9th (add back Stoner and Pedrosa) and possibly even 10th (add back Bautista). Thank goodness Karel is not there as well. Some big questions have to be being asked back in Panigale, how much longer is this Melandriesque performance going to be tolerated?

The Mentor - Unregistered

February 29, 2012 9:32 AM

We were never going to have to wait long for Dovi & Bautista to get to grips with their new machinery. They are going to be right up there come Losail. That means to me that Rossi's podium aspirations are likely only to be gifted to him like the one occurance in 2011.



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