The three-day test is being attended by Fiat Yamaha, Repsol Honda and Honda Gresini, plus the Yamaha and Kawasaki test teams.

Nicky Hayden is again the only Repsol Honda rider present, following Dani Pedrosa's hand injury sustained at the January test. Pedrosa hopes to return next time out, at the official Jerez test, from February 16-18.

Valentino Rossi set the day one pace with a record-breaking qualifying tyre lap time of 2mins 0.300secs. The Italian's best race tyre lap was a 2min 1.444secs and would still have kept him on top...

1. Valentino Rossi ITA Fiat Yamaha Team (B) 2min 0.300 secs
2. Nicky Hayden USA Repsol Honda Team (M) 2min 1.949 secs
3. Shinya Nakano JPN Honda Gresini (B) 2min 2.317 secs
4. Jorge Lorenzo SPA Fiat Yamaha Team (M) 2min 2.654 secs
5. Alex de Angelis RSM Honda Gresini (B) 2min 3.231 secs
6. Olivier Jacque FRA Kawasaki Test Rider (B) 2min 3.655 secs
7. Bike 'T' JPN Yamaha Test Rider (B) 2min 6.356 secs *
8. Tamaki Serizawa JPN Kawasaki Test Rider (B) 2min 6.874 secs
9. Bike 'P' JPN Yamaha Test Rider (B) 2min 7.319 secs *

* The best lap time for each bike - rather than each rider - was provided for the Yamaha test team, which consists of Wataru Yoshikawa and Toshihiko Fujiwara.

Fastest Sepang II test times: 24/01/2008: Nicky Hayden USA Repsol Honda (M) 2min 0.326secs (Qualifying tyre) 24/01/2008: Casey Stoner AUS Ducati Marlboro (B) 2min 0.964secs (Race tyre)

Fastest Sepang I test time: 17/11/2007: Nicky Hayden USA Repsol Honda (M) 2min 0.592secs (Qualifying tyre)

2007 Malaysian Grand Prix: Pole position: Dani Pedrosa SPA Repsol Honda (M) 2min 1.877secs

Fastest lap by manufacturer: Ducati: Casey Stoner AUS Ducati Marlboro (B) 2min 2.108secs Yamaha: Valentino Rossi ITA Fiat Yamaha (M) 2min 2.303secs Honda: Marco Melandri ITA Honda Gresini (B) 2min 2.330secs Kawasaki: Randy de Puniet FRA Kawasaki Racing (B) 2min 2.503secs Suzuki: Chris Vermeulen AUS Rizla Suzuki (B) 2min 3.023secs KR212V: Kurtis Roberts USA Team Roberts (M) 2min 5.251secs

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