Pedrosa leads day two at Sepang

The Spaniard is fastest yet again

Dani Pedrosa has once more topped the first session of day two at Sepang testing with only a 0.019 second advantage over Jorge Lorenzo. This time the two had pulled a marginally larger gap over current Moto2 world champion Marquez who was a further 0.254sec back.

Valentino Rossi finished the session comfortably in fourth position, the same as yesterday, only 0.489 behind.

Brit Cal Crutchlow improved on yesterday’s position by going 0.762sec slower than the Spaniard and swapping places with Stefan Bradl who was the last rider under a second from Pedrosa.

Bradley Smith improved hugely in the second session cutting the gap down to 1.382secs followed by Alvaro Bautista.

It’s still not looking great for Ducati as they were 9th and 10threspectively with Hayden 1.561secs behind and new Ducati recruit Andrea Dovizioso 1.830sec back.

Espargaró was fastest of the CRTs and 2.7 seconds off, not far behind new Pramac rider Andrea Iannone. Teammate De Puniet was behind him again by around half a second.

Despite reports of Spies’ not riding due to injury he put in a time 2.453 seconds behind Pedrosa and was ahead of his teammate Iannone.
Petrucci was third in the CRT category making use of his previous days of testing followed by injured Hiroshi Aoyama and former Pramac rider Hector Barbera. PBM’s Michael Laverty improved greatly on yesterday also moving up to 23rdahead of seasoned CRT rider and teammate Yonny Hernandez.

Rain has hit session two. 

Times below.

1. Dani Pedrosa 2m 0.549s
2. Jorge Lorenzo 2m 0.568s
3. Marc Marquez  2m 0.803s
4. Valentino Rossi  2m 1.038s
5. Cal Crutchlow 2m 1.311s
6. Stefan Bradl  2m 1.369s
7. Alvaro Bautista 2m 1.729s
8. Bradley Smith 2m 1.931s
9. Nicky Hayden 2m 2.110s
10. Andrea Dovizioso 2m 2.379s
11. Kosuke Akiyoshi 2m 2.526s
12. Katsayuki Nakasuga 2m 2.701s
13. Ben Spies 2m 3.002s
14. Wataru Yoshikawa 2m 3.156s
15. Andrea Iannone 2m 3.169s
16. Aleix Espargaro 2m 3.251s
17. Randy De Puniet 2m 3.791s
18. Hiroshi Aoyama 2m 4.786s
19. Danilo Petrucci 2m 4.971s
20. Takumi Takahashi 2m 4.972s
21. Hector Barbera 2m 4.989s
22. Karel Abraham 2m 5.028s
23. Michael Laverty 2m 5.417s
24. Yonny Hernandez 2m 5.837s
25. Claudio Corti 2m 5.953s
26. Colin Edwards 2m 6.379s
27. Bryan Staring 2m 6.898s

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