The second day of official 2020 MotoGP action took place at Sepang in Malaysia on Saturday.

Quartararo, quickest for Petronas Yamaha on day one while still using a 2019 bike, made his debut on the 2020 Factory-Spec M1 today.

The Frenchman - who said yesterday he would just be learning the new bike and didn't expect to be fast - spent most of the day at the lower end of the top ten, before shooting to the top in the final hour.

Suzuki's Mir had led the early running with Miller then putting his Pramac Ducati at the top of both the lap and top speed standings for most of the day, until Quartararo's charge.

KTM test rider Pedrosa turned heads by snatching a late third place. The 31-time MotoGP race winner was just 0.090s from Quartararo, whose team-mate Morbidelli (using the A-Spec Yamaha) was fifth.

Vinales made it three Yamahas in the top six, with world champion Marquez the leading Honda in ninth despite a fall.

Aprilia's Espargaro made it all six manufacturers inside the top eleven on the 2020 RS-GP.

Triple MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo, who began his new role as a Yamaha test rider at the Shakedown, is due to ride on the final day of the Official Test.

Testing, which ran from 10am to 6pm, concludes on Sunday evening.

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Sepang MotoGP test times - Saturday (Final)
  RiderNatTeamTimeLap
1^8Fabio QuartararoFRAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)1m 58.572s63/72
2˅1Jack MillerAUSPramac Ducati (GP20)+0.069s15/51
3^13Dani PedrosaSPAKTM Test Rider (RC16)+0.090s53/54
4˅2Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.159s11/54
5˅2Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.259s37/60
6˅2Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.321s41/69
7˅2Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.406s25/63
8˅2Pol EspargaroSPARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.417s3/49
9˅2Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.525s10/47
10˅2Valentino RossiITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.544s38/60
11˅1Aleix EspargaroITAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.652s26/43
12^3Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.675s59/64
13˅2Danilo PetrucciITADucati Team (GP20)+0.685s7/59
14˅2Francesco BagnaiaITAPramac Ducati (GP20)+0.741s11/59
15˅2Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (GP20)+0.770s16/55
16˅2Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)+0.793s10/42
17=Alex MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)*+1.089s11/66
18=Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)*+1.208s38/59
19=Johann ZarcoFRAReale Avintia (GP19)+1.253s16/51
20^3Tito RabatSPAReale Avintia (GP19)+1.617s77/77
21˅1Sylvain GuintoliFRASuzuki Test Rider (GSX-RR)+1.714s3/58
22˅1Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+1.775s16/47
23˅1Iker LecuonaSPARed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)*+1.824s12/41
24=Yamaha Test 30Yamaha Test Rider (YZR-M1)+2.219s23/35
25=Yamaha Test 10Yamaha Test Rider (YZR-M1)+2.348s20/44
26=Bradley SmithGBRAprilia Test Rider (RS-GP)+2.547s19/61

*Rookie
Key:
^X Rider is X positions higher than previous hour.
= Rider is same position as previous hour.
˅X Rider is X positions lower than previous hour.

Fastest day one time:
Fabio Quartararo FRA Yamaha 1m 58.945s

Official Sepang MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Fabio Quartararo FRA Yamaha 1m 58.576s (2019)
Fastest race lap:
Valentino Rossi ITA Yamaha 1m 59.661s (2019)

Unofficial Sepang MotoGP record:
Danilo Petrucci ITA Ducati 1m 58.239s (2019 testing)

2020 Sepang Shakedown Test:
Pol Espargaro SPA KTM 1m 59.444s

By Peter McLaren

 

 

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