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Phillip Island MotoGP test times - Wednesday 1:30pm

Halfway through the final day of the final pre-season MotoGP test for the official Honda, Yamaha and Ducati teams.
Lap times as of 1:30pm – halfway through the final day of the final pre-season MotoGP test for the official Honda, Yamaha and Ducati teams.

The official Honda, Yamaha and Ducati MotoGP teams are holding their final pre-season test from Monday to Wednesday at Phillip Island.

The special test has been arranged to avoid a repeat of last October's Australian Grand Prix tyre problems for the MotoGP and Moto2 classes.

Caught out by the new high-grip asphalt, a compulsory mid-race bike swap was required for MotoGP (Bridgestone tyres), while the Moto2 race (Dunlop tyres) was significantly shortened.

Fresh from their announcement to run under Open class regulations for 2014, Ducati Team riders Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow are present, alongside Yamaha Factory Racing's Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi, plus Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa.

Bridgestone brought two 2013 specification rear tyres and six new experimental tyres with changes to construction, compound and shape. These have been steadily narrowed down, with long runs of the preferred choices planned for today.

However, in contrast to the scorching hot previous two days of testing, occasional rain showers have interrupted the Wednesday action.

Pedrosa's team-mate and reigning world champion Marc Marquez is missing a second test due to the broken leg suffered in a dirt track training accident. The Marc VDS and Mapfre Aspar teams are in attendance for Moto2.

Testing began at 9:30am and finishes at 5:30pm.

The MotoGP teams not testing in Australia will hold their final pre-season outing at Qatar from March 7-9. The final Moto2 test will be at Jerez from March 11-13.

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1. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1) 1m 29.363s [23 laps / 330.3km/h top speed]
2. Valentino Rossi ITA Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1) 1m 29.554s | +0.191s [28 / 328.3]
3. Cal Crutchlow GBR Ducati Team (Desmosedici) 1m 29.606s | +0.243s [19 / 330.3]
4. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 29.826s | +0.463s [7 / 319.5]
5. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici) 1m 30.101s | +0.738s [23 / 335.4]
6. Esteve Rabat ESP Marc VDS Racing (Kalex) 1m 32.194s | +2.831s [37 / 271.4]
7. Jordi Torres ESP Mapfre Aspar Team (Suter) 1m 32.998s | +3.635s [20 / 271.4]
8. Mika Kallio FIN Marc VDS Racing (Kalex) 1m 33.149s | +3.786s [61 / 275.5]
9. Nico Terol ESP Mapfre Aspar Team (Suter) 1m 34.443s | +5.080s [31 / 270.7]

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Blue = Factory class - Control ECU hardware, but unique manufacturer software.
20 litres of race fuel, five engine changes for the season. All engines must be identical throughout the year, within the same team (development freeze).
Red = Open class - Full control ECU system, hardware and software.
24 litres of race fuel, twelve engine changes for the season. No engine development freeze, plus a softer rear tyre allocation relative to the Factory class.
Black = Moto2 class.


Fastest Day 2 time:
Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha 1m 29.133s
Fastest Day 1 time:
Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha 1m 29.213s

Official Phillip Island MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha 1m 27.899s (2013)
Fastest race lap:
Marc Marquez ESP Honda 1m 28.108s (2013)
Fastest 2013 race laps by other manufacturers:
Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha 1m 28.315s
Nicky Hayden USA Ducati 1m 29.664s

Official Phillip Island Moto2 records:
Best lap:
Pol Espargaro ESP Kalex 1m 32.530s (2013)
Fastest race lap:
Alex de Angelis RSM Speed Up 1m 32.814s (2013)


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