Marquez tumbles, Pedrosa dominates at Sepang

By Marc Potter
marcpotter Tested every new bike since 1994, loves anything on two wheels, Bike Social boss, Potski to his mates. Recently discovered elbow-down riding - likely to end in tears.

Marquez finally found the limit of his Repsol Honda MotoGP bike when he lost the front under braking
Dani Pedrosa continued to top the timesheets on his Repsol Honda RC213V at Sepang, while team mate Marc Marquez took a tumble, but got back on to finish the test fourth on the third and final day on track in Malaysia.

Marquez said: ““I am very happy with the results that we have had from these three days, above all because I gradually got more consistent with my times. This was what we were looking for from this test. Day by day we improved our times, but this is secondary really. The important thing is that we made our first race simulation, which has helped me to understand the class and the bike better and his given us a lot of information for the next test. We also had a first crash, which luckily was fairly light. I lost the front on the brakes, but I was unhurt and the overall verdict on the test is still very positive"


1 Dani Pedrosa 2'00.100
2 Jorge Lorenzo 2'00.429 
3 Valentino Rossi 2'00.542 
4 Marc Marquez 2'00.636 
5 Cal Crutchlow 2'00.734 
6 Stefan Bradl 2'01.003 
7 Alvaro Bautista 2'01.502 
8 Bradley Smith 2'02.093 
9 Nicky Hayden 2'02.184 
10 Andrea Dovizioso2'02.277 
11 K. Nakasuga 2'02.616 
12 Aleix Espargaro 2'02.628 
13 Andrea Iannone 2'02.864 
14 Kosuke Akiyoshi 2'03.082 
15 Michael Laverty 2'03.874 
16 Randy De Puniet 2'04.066 
17 Wataru Yoshikawa2'04.137 
18 Hector Barbera 2'04.211 
19 Takumi Takahashi2'04.288 
20 Danilo Petrucci 2'04.531 
21 Karel Abraham 2'04.766 
22 Hiroshi Aoyama 2'04.915 
23 Claudio Corti 2.05.107 
24 Lukas Pesek 2'05.321 
25 Yonny Hernandez 2'05.407 
26 Colin Edwards 2'05.913 
27 Bryan Staring 2'05.970 

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