MotoGP Sepang Test: Lorenzo on top from Dovizioso

Author: Oli Rushby Posted: 05 Feb 2015

Lorenzo was fastest on the second day

Jorge Lorenzo topped the timesheets on the second day of MotoGP testing in Sepang to back-up his talk of a much-improved Yamaha YZR-M1 for the 2015 season.

The Mallorcan stormed to the top of the times with a 1’59.963 to displace Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso shortly before lunchtime, when the sweltering Sepang temperatures saw grip levels deteriorate.

Dovizioso was just 0.052 seconds off Lorenzo’s time on the GP14.3, making a clear statement about Ducati’s intention to step up to the plate this season despite the lack of Gigi Dall’Igna’s radically new Desmosedici.

Monday’s fastest man, World Champion Marc Marquez set the third fastest time ahead of Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa.

Marquez was third

Andrea Iannone continued an impressive debut for Ducati in fifth ahead of compatriot Valentino Rossi, who was seven tenths off his teammate’s fastest lap.

Pol Espargaro led the satellite charge ahead of Britain’s Cal Crutchlow, who admitted he’s a little rusty after no riding in the winter, and Bradley Smith in 9th.


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Aleix Espargaro showed Suzuki’s worth in 10th place, an impressive 1.3 seconds off Lorenzo’s time. Stefan Bradl once again led the open class in 11th, ahead of Hector Barbera and HRC test man Hiroshi Aoyama. Scott Redding was 14th some 1.8 seconds off.

Rookie Maverick Vinales rounded out the top 15 on the second Suzuki. Alvaro Bautista continued his impressive form on Aprilia’s RSV4-derived prototype in seventeenth, just over two seconds off the pace. Marco Melandri’s woes continued as a lap time some four seconds slower than Jorge Lorenzo left him dead last.

MotoGP Sepang Test, Day 2:

1

 

LORENZO, Jorge

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

02:00.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

DOVIZIOSO, Andrea

Ducati Team

02:00.0

0.052

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

MARQUEZ, Marc

Repsol Honda Team

02:00.1

0.183

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

PEDROSA, Dani

Repsol Honda Team

02:00.3

0.297

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

IANNONE, Andrea

Ducati Team

02:00.4

0.428

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

ROSSI, Valentino

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

02:00.7

0.713

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

ESPARGARO, Pol

Monster Yamaha Tech 3

02:01.0

0.996

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

CRUTCHLOW, Cal

CWM LCR Honda

02:01.1

1.095

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

SMITH, Bradley

Monster Yamaha Tech 3

02:01.1

1.135

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

ESPARGARO, Aleix

Team Suzuki MotoGP

02:01.3

1.381

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

 

BRADL, Stefan

Forward Racing Team

02:01.5

1.521

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

 

BARBERA, Hector

Avintia Racing

02:01.6

1.652

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

 

AOYAMA, Hiroshi

HRC

02:01.8

1.809

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

 

REDDING, Scott

Estrella Galicia 0.0 Marc VDS

02:01.8

1.881

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

 

VINALES, Maverick

Team Suzuki MotoGP

02:01.9

1.953

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

 

PETRUCCI, Danilo

Pramac Racing

02:01.9

1.969

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

 

BAUTISTA, Alvaro

Aprilia Racing Team Gresini

02:02.2

2.192

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

 

PIRRO, Michele

Pramac Racing

02:02.2

2.236

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

 

HAYDEN, Nicky

Drive M7 Aspar

02:02.2

2.265

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

 

ABRAHAM, Karel

AB Motoracing

02:02.6

2.611

 

 

 

 

 

 

21

 

BAZ, Loris

Forward Racing Team

02:02.8

2.879

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

 

NAKASUGA, Katsuyuki

Yamaha Factory Test Team

02:02.9

2.951

 

 

 

 

 

 

23

 

MILLER, Jack

CWM LCR Honda

02:03.1

3.12

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

 

LAVERTY, Eugene

Drive M7 Aspar

02:03.1

3.166

 

 

 

 

 

 

25

 

DE ANGELIS, Alex

Octo Ioda Racing Team

02:03.4

3.436

 

 

 

 

 

 

26

 

DI MEGLIO, Mike

Avintia Racing

02:03.6

3.646

 

 

 

 

 

 

27

 

TAKAHASHI, Takumi

HRC

02:03.8

3.818

 

 

 

 

 

 

28

 

MELANDRI, Marco

Aprilia Racing Team Gresini

02:04.5

4.524

 

Photos: Bonnie Lane

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