Marquez fastest, Crutchlow third as testing concludes in Sepang

Author: Oli Rushby Posted: 25 Feb 2015

Marquez ended the test fastest

Marc Marquez remained on top of the timesheets as the third and final day of MotoGP testing reached its conclusion in Sepang.

The Spaniard set a fastest lap time of 1’59.115, some three tenths quicker than closest rival Jorge Lorenzo.

Cal Crutchlow impressed on the final day, putting in his fastest lap ever around Sepang to place third on the timesheets with the CWM LCR Honda ahead of Ducati’s Andrea Iannone on the all new GP15.

Valentino Rossi was fifth fastest, 0.718 off Marquez’ pace with Bradley Smith in sixth.

Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa set the seventh fastest time ahead of Hector Barbera on the Avintia Racing Ducati. The highest placed Suzuki was Aleix Espargaro in ninth with Andrea Dovizioso rounding out the top ten on the second Ducati GP15.

Crutchlow was third fastest

Despite a strong showing earlier in the test, Pol Espargaro sat eleventh in the overall standings ahead of Pramac Ducati duo Danilo Petrucci and Yonny Hernandez. Maverick Vinales and Stefan Bradl completed the top fifteen.

Bike Social-backed Scott Redding slipped back on the timesheets on the final day, the Briton’s fastest lap 1.580 seconds off the pace. 


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Nicky Hayden ended the test leading production Honda in seventeenth, his fastest lap some 0.7 sec faster than Jack Miller on the second RC213V-RS. Eugene Laverty was a further two tenths behind the Aussie.

Marco Melandri’s 2015 MotoGP nightmare continued, the Italian finishing last on the timesheet once again and tweeting on Tuesday morning, ‘I cannot ride!’ 

MotoGP testing will resume in Qatar between 14-16 March ahead of the first race of the season two weeks later. 

Pos

Rider

Team

Fastest lap

Lead. Gap

         

1

MARQUEZ, Marc

Repsol Honda Team

1:59.115

 
         

2

LORENZO, Jorge

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

1:59.437

0.322

         

3

CRUTCHLOW, Cal

CWM LCR Honda

1:59.658

0.543

         

4

IANNONE, Andrea

Ducati Team

1:59.722

0.607

         

5

ROSSI, Valentino

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

1:59.833

0.718

         

6

SMITH, Bradley

Monster Yamaha Tech 3

1:59.883

0.768

         

7

PEDROSA, Dani

Repsol Honda Team

1:59.912

0.797

         

8

BARBERA, Hector

Avintia Racing

2:00.244

1.129

         

9

ESPARGARO, Aleix

Team Suzuki MotoGP

2:00.275

1.16

         

10

DOVIZIOSO, Andrea

Ducati Team

2:00.468

1.353

         

11

ESPARGARO, Pol

Monster Yamaha Tech 3

2:00.490

1.375

         

12

PETRUCCI, Danilo

Pramac Racing

2:00.556

1.441

         

13

HERNANDEZ, Yonny

Pramac Racing

2:00.603

1.488

         

14

VINALES, Maverick

Team Suzuki MotoGP

2:00.604

1.489

         

15

BRADL, Stefan

Forward Racing Team

2:00.685

1.57

         

16

REDDING, Scott

Estrella Galicia 0.0 Marc VDS

2:00.695

1.58

         

17

HAYDEN, Nicky

Drive M7 Aspar

2:00.813

1.698

         

18

PIRRO, Michele

Ducati Test Team

2:00.875

1.76

         

19

BAUTISTA, Alvaro

Aprilia Racing Team Gresini

2:01.310

2.195

         

20

DI MEGLIO, Mike

Avintia Racing

2:01.487

2.372

         

21

ABRAHAM, Karel

AB Motoracing

2:01.536

2.421

         

22

MILLER, Jack

CWM LCR Honda

2:01.593

2.478

         

23

LAVERTY, Eugene

Drive M7 Aspar

2:01.815

2.7

         

24

BAZ, Loris

Forward Racing Team

2:02.587

3.472

         

25

DE ANGELIS, Alex

Octo Ioda Racing Team

2:03.300

4.185

         

26

NAKASUGA, Katsuyuki

Yamaha Factory Test Team

2:03.448

4.333

         

27

MELANDRI, Marco

Aprilia Racing Team Gresini

2:03.569

4.454

 

 

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