The second and final day of the Official 2022 Sepang MotoGP test got off to a flying start with day one leader Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia) and then Enea Bastianini (Gresini Ducati GP21) beating the previous fastest ever two-wheeled lap recorded at the Malaysian circuit.

It looked like there was a good chance of seeing MotoGP's first ever 1m 57s later today, but a rain shower arrived shortly before 2pm, then heavier rain at 3pm, and it is unlikely the track will dry before 6pm. However, some riders are completing wet laps.

The test is the first time that Marc Marquez has ridden a MotoGP bike since winning at Misano last October, after which he was sidelined by a repeat of his 2011 double-vision problems triggered by an enduro training accident.

Testing takes place from 10am to 6pm, followed by practice starts.

The second and final MotoGP pre-season test will be held at Indonesia's new Mandalika circuit from February 11-13.

2022 Sepang MotoGP Test - Sunday (4pm)
Pos RiderNatTeamTime
1=Enea BastianiniITAGresini Ducati (GP21)1m 58.131s
2=Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)+0.026s
3=Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP22)+0.112s
4=Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.130s
5=Maverick VinalesSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)+0.130s
6=Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo (GP22)+0.134s
7=Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.182s
8=Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.201s
9=Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP22)+0.282s
10=Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.289s
11=Luca MariniITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)+0.299s
12=Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.398s
13=Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.476s
14=Jack MillerAUSDucati Lenovo (GP22)+0.514s
15=Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.570s
16=Marco BezzecchiITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)*+0.579s
17=Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)+0.669s
18=Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.885s
19=Raul FernandezSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)*+1.049s
20=Fabio di GiannantonioITAGresini Ducati (GP21)*+1.066s
21=Cal CrutchlowGBRYamaha Test Rider (YZR-M1)+1.131s
22=Andrea DoviziosoITAWithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)+1.153s
23=Remy GardnerAUSKTM Tech3 (RC16)*+1.217s
24= Franco MorbidelliITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.234s
25=Darryn BinderRSAWithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)*+1.726s
26=Sylvain GuintoliFRASuzuki Test Rider (GSX-RR)+1.865s
27=Takuya TsudaJPNSuzuki Test Rider (GSX-RR)+7.547s

*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 1 Time:
Aleix Espargaro SPA Aprilia 1m 58.371s

Fastest Shakedown Time:
Maverick Vinales SPA Aprilia 1m 58.942s

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