Fiat Yamaha, Repsol Honda and Honda Gresini, plus the Yamaha and Kawasaki test teams are present in Malaysia - although, as planned, Hayden and Repsol Honda finished their Sepang test programme today (Wednesday).
For the second day in succession, Valentino Rossi
set the fastest time of the day with the use of a Bridgestone qualifying tyre, although the Italian was slightly slower than his Tuesday best.
Of the other race riders, Hayden, Nakano and de Angelis also used a qualifying tyre to set their best lap time.
Rossi's best race tyre lap was a 2min 1.371secs, Hayden's a 2mins 2.309secs, Nakano's a 2mins 2.539secs and de Angelis' a 2mins 3.029secs.
1. Valentino Rossi
ITA Fiat Yamaha Team (B) 2min 0.472 secs
2. Nicky Hayden
USA Repsol Honda Team (M) 2min 0.900 secs
3. Shinya Nakano
JPN Honda Gresini (B) 2min 2.049 secs
4. Jorge Lorenzo
SPA Fiat Yamaha Team (M) 2min 2.396 secs
5. Alex de Angelis
RSM Honda Gresini (B) 2min 2.646 secs
6. Olivier Jacque
FRA Kawasaki Test Rider (B) 2min 3.513 secs
7. Bike 'T'
JPN Yamaha Test Rider (B) 2min 5.647 secs
8. Tamaki Serizawa
JPN Kawasaki Test Rider (B) 2min 6.027 secs
9. Bike 'P'
JPN Yamaha Test Rider (B) 2min 6.244 secs
* The best lap time for each bike (identified by the letter 'P' or 'T'), rather than each rider, was provided for the Yamaha test team, which consists of of Wataru Yoshikawa and Toshihiko Fujiwara.Fastest day one time:Valentino Rossi
ITA Fiat Yamaha (B) 2min 0.300secs
(Qualifying tyre)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 1.877secsFastest lap by manufacturer:Ducati: Casey Stoner
AUS Ducati Marlboro (B) 2min 2.108secsYamaha: Valentino Rossi
ITA Fiat Yamaha (M) 2min 2.303secsHonda: Marco Melandri
ITA Honda Gresini (B) 2min 2.330secsKawasaki: Randy de Puniet
FRA Kawasaki Racing (B) 2min 2.503secsSuzuki: Chris Vermeulen
AUS Rizla Suzuki (B) 2min 3.023secsKR212V: Kurtis Roberts
USA Team Roberts (M) 2min 5.251secs