Rins fastest for Suzuki after setting the fastest time of the day at the end of FP2 at the Malaysian MotoGP.

Nine riders - including Dovizioso and Rossi - did not improve their best lap time in FP2.

Stefan Bradl is filling in for the injured Cal Crutchlow at LCR Honda after the British rider suffered a fractured right ankle in Australia.

Lorenzo is returning from left wrist injuries in Thailand, but was 24th and last in both sessions.

Tito Rabat is still recovering from leg fractures at Silverstone and again replaced by WorldSBK rider Jordi Torres. Torres has the GP16 machines of Simeon, who is on Rabat's GP17s.

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  1. ^5 Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 59.608s [Lap 18/19] 322km/h (Top Speed)
  2. ^8 Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 59.701s +0.093s [17/18] 324k
  3. ^1 Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (GP17) 1m 59.771s +0.163s [14/16] 322k
  4. ˅1 Maverick Viñales ESP Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 59.802s +0.194s [16/17] 321k
  5. = Danilo Petrucci ITA Pramac Ducati (GP18) 1m 59.811s +0.203s [16/16] 325k
  6. ˅4 Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 2m 00.017s +0.409s [18/18] 321k
  7. ˅6 Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (GP18) 2m 00.091s +0.483s [11/15] 326k
  8. ^1 Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1) 2m 00.159s +0.551s [17/17] 320k
  9. ^2 Andrea Iannone ITA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 2m 00.502s +0.894s [18/18] 321k
  10. ^6 Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 2m 00.579s +0.971s [17/19] 324k
  11. ^1 Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V)* 2m 00.829s +1.221s [18/18] 316k
  12. ˅4 Alvaro Bautista ESP Angel Nieto Team (GP17) 2m 00.980s +1.372s [18/18] 326k
  13. = Franco Morbidelli ITA EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 2m 00.981s +1.373s [16/17] 318k
  14. ^5 Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 2m 01.020s +1.412s [17/17] 320k
  15. ˅1 Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 2m 01.302s +1.694s [18/18] 318k
  16. ˅1 Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda (RC213V) 2m 01.561s +1.953s [16/17] 323k
  17. ^4 Karel Abraham CZE Angel Nieto Team (GP16) 2m 01.684s +2.076s [15/15] 321k
  18. ^2 Thomas Luthi SWI EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 2m 01.743s +2.135s [14/15] 316k
  19. ˅12 Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 2m 01.766s +2.158s [3/18] 324k
  20. ˅3 Hafizh Syahrin MAL Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1)* 2m 01.894s +2.286s [15/15] 316k
  21. ^1 Xavier Simeon ESP Reale Avintia (GP17)* 2m 01.900s +2.292s [14/14] 317k
  22. ^1 Jordi Torres SPA Reale Avintia (GP16) 2m 01.940s +2.332s [18/19] 319k
  23. ˅5 Scott Redding GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 2m 02.338s +2.730s [7/13] 317k
  24. = Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Team (GP18) 2m 04.636s +5.028s [8/9] 317k

^X Rider is X positions higher than FP1.
= Rider is same position as FP1.
˅X Rider is X positions lower than FP1.

Top 10 Combined Practice Times:

  1. Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)
  2. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (GP18)
  3. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V)
  4. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1)
  5. Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (GP17)
  6. Maverick Vinales ESP Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1)
  7. Danilo Petrucci ITA Pramac Ducati (GP18)
  8. Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1)
  9. Andrea Iannone ITA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)
  10. Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)

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

Unofficial Sepang MotoGP record:
Jorge Lorenzo SPA Ducati 1m 58.830s (2018 pre-season testing)

By Peter McLaren

 

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