2022 MotoGP track action continued at Sepang in Malaysia on Tuesday with day 2 of the Shakedown test.

Aprilia's Maverick Vinales and Honda test rider Stefan Bradl joined the track action, with nine time MotoGP race winner Vinales spending most of the day on top of the timesheets.

The Spaniard became the first rider this week to break the two-minute barrier late in the day (his 49th lap) to confirm the fastest lap time with Ducati test rider Michele Pirro best of the rest.

Day one leader Raul Fernandez (Tech3 KTM) suffered a fall on his way to fourth behind fellow rookie Marco Bezzecchi (VR46 Ducati).

Bradl, whose bikes didn't arrive in time for Monday, rode both the all-new 2022 RC213V as well as a Repsol-liveried 2021 machine.

Rookies, test riders and concession manufacturer Aprilia are eligible to take part in the three-day outing, which is followed by the official test - for all competitors - on February 5-6.

Gresini's Fabio di Giannantonio - the top rookie at last November's Jerez test - missing day two due to a stomach ache but will hope to be back for Wednesday's final day, when Vinales' team-mate Aleix Espargaro should also be on track ti try the latest RS-GP ahead of this weekend's Official test.

Dani Pedrosa was again not listed on the timing screens, with two bikes for fellow KTM test rider Mika Kallio. Kohta Nozane and Katsuyuki Nakasuga are on the Yamaha test bikes.

Yamaha told Crash.net that Cal Crutchlow will be testing tomorrow, and then during the Official test.

Testing runs from 10am to 6pm each day, followed by practice starts…

2022 Sepang MotoGP Shakedown Test - Tuesday (FINAL)
 RiderNatTeamTime
1Maverick VinalesSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)1m 59.833s
2Michele PirroITADucati Test Rider (GP)+0.732s
3Marco BezzecchiITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP)*+0.901s
4Raul FernandezSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)*+0.986s
5Sylvain GuintoliFRASuzuki Test Rider (GSX-RR)+1.269s
6Remy GardnerAUSKTM Tech3 (RC16)*+1.344s
7Darryn BinderRSAWithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)*+1.464s
8Stefan BradlGERHonda Test Rider (RC213V)+1.528s
9Mika KallioFINKTM Test Rider (RC16)+2.090s
10Lorenzo SavadoriITAAprilia Test Rider (RS-GP)+2.210s
11Yamaha Test1N/AYamaha Test Rider (YZR-M1)+3.037s
12Yamaha Test2N/AYamaha Test Rider (YZR-M1)+3.167s

* Rookie

Fastest Day 1 Time:
Raul Fernandez SPA KTM 2m 0.898s

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)

 

By Peter McLaren