The second day of the official MotoGP test of 2016 took place at Sepang in Malaysia on Tuesday.

The big news was that retired double world champion Casey Stoner would be back on track for Ducati, riding alongside the MotoGP race riders for the first time since 2012 after a private test on Saturday.

But the track action was stopped from 10:40-12:00 after a massive 290km/h (180mph) accident for Loris Baz on the main straight.

The exact cause of the accident is yet to be officially confirmed but the rear tyre/rear tyre pressure is the main suspect. Michelin withdrew that (soft) spec tyre as a precaution, leaving only the hard rear for the remainder of the day.

Tyre pressures were also raised - all of which meant that the early lap times were hard to beat, leaving Pramac Ducati's Danilo Petrucci fastest, having been on top of the timesheet for almost the entire day.

Following the restart, reigning world champion Lorenzo fell at the fast Turn 5, with Dani Pedrosa sliding off at the same place in the final 30-minutes of testing. Both were unhurt.

Day one leader Lorenzo (2nd), LCR's Cal Crutchlow (5th), Valentino Rossi (6th), Stoner (9th), Tech 3's Bradley Smith (10th) and Suzuki's Aleix Espargaro (16th) were able to improve their lap time later in the day.

Stoner reached a peak of eighth place during the day and was one-second quicker than he had been on Saturday.

Testing took place between 10am and 6pm. The third and final day takes place tomorrow.

Sepang will be resurfaced after this test...

1.=Danilo PetrucciITAOcto Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)2m 0.095s[Lap 9/46]2.Jorge LorenzoESPMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)2m 0.155s +0.060s[31/32]3.Hector BarberaESPAvintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)2m 0.387s +0.292s[6/32]4.=Marc MarquezESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)2m 0.843s +0.748s[5/52]5.Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)2m 0.899s +0.804s[53/55]6.Valentino RossiITAMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)2m 1.021s +0.926s[47/54]7.Scott ReddingGBROcto Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)2m 1.049s +0.954s[3/42]8.Andrea IannoneITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP15/16)2m 1.052s +0.957s[9/39]9.Casey StonerAUSDucati Test Rider (Desmosedici GP15)2m 1.103s +1.008s[37/45]10.Bradley SmithGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)2m 1.107s +1.012s[58/59]11.Maverick Vi?alesESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)2m 1.421s +1.326s[4/59]12.Dani PedrosaESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)2m 1.475s +1.380s[4/36]13.Yonny HernandezCOLAspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)2m 1.644s +1.549s[7/41]14.Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP15/16)2m 1.723s +1.628s[12/35]15.Pol EspargaroESPMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)2m 1.992s +1.897s[6/32]16.Aleix EspargaroESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)2m 2.092s +1.997s[34/39]17.Tito RabatESPEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)*2m 2.328s +2.233s[5/54]18.Stefan BradlGERFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)2m 2.372s +2.277s[4/45]19.Loris BazFRAAvintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)2m 2.611s +2.516s[12/26]20.Katsuyuki NakasugaJPNYamaha Test Rider (YZR-M1)2m 2.691s +2.596s[35/43]21.=Alvaro BautistaESPFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)2m 2.876s +2.781s[4/52]

Key: Rider has a higher position relative to end of previous hour.= Rider has the same position as end of previous hour. Rider has a lower position relative to end of previous hour.

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Fastest day one time:Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha 2m 0.684s

Official Sepang MotoGP records:Best lap: Dani Pedrosa SPA Honda 1m 59.053s (2015)Fastest race lap:Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha 2m 0.606s (2015)

Unofficial Sepang MotoGP record:Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 58.867s (2015 testing)

 

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