Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa struggled with the effects of jet-lag coupled with slippery track conditions as he posted the sixth fastest time at the second Sepang MotoGP test.

Pedrosa, who was the team's sole representative in Malaysia in the absence of injured team-mate Marc Marquez, completed a total of 47 laps and set a best time of 2m 01.160s, which left him 0.312s behind Alvaro Bautista, who topped the times on the Gresini Honda.

The Spanish star plans to spend the remainder of the test working on engine mapping and general set-up on the RC213V.

Times were considerably slower on day one at Sepang compared to the first official test earlier this month, with car racing at the weekend and a lack of rain in recent weeks resulting leaving riders battling for grip.

"Today was not the best day for testing - the track was dirtier than ever and there was no grip. It was difficult to find a good feeling with the bike, which we only really got at the end of the day," said Pedrosa.

"I also had a few problems with jet-lag and I haven't been able to sleep much over the last few days, so I'm not feeling perfect physically.

"As I say, at the end of the day we managed to go a little better. We'll see if I can sleep better tonight and we will continue working hard tomorrow."



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