Honda trio take top three spots on the second day of testing
REPSOL HONDA have dominated testing at Sepang and continued today with the team taking the top three positions.
Casey Stoner lead team-mates Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso at the end of the second day of testing, the three riders were covered by three-tenths.
The conditions have been perfect today enabling Pedrosa to beat Rossi's best lap of Sepang from 2009 in the morning with a 2:00.229 and Stoner taking the quickest time even further with a 2:00.171.
Rossi was absent from day two due to a fever from the hot temperatures. He arrived at the circuit but returned to his hotel after visiting the Clinica Mobile to rest, hoping to be fit for the final day of testing tomorrow.
The factory Yamaha squad closed out the top five with Ben Spies and Jorge Lorenzo. The appearance of the number T2 Yamaha test rider in the top ten was a result of Lorenzo logging some laps on the test machine.
1. Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda Team 2m 0.171s2. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team 2m 0.229s3. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Repsol Honda Team 2m 0.531s 4. Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing 2m 0.824s 5. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing 2m 0.931s6. Marco Simoncelli ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini 2m 1.033s7. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini 2m 1.439s 8. Colin Edwards USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2m 1.738s 9. Bike #T2 JPN Yamaha test Rider 2m 1.792s 10. Hector Barbera ESP Aspar Team 2m 1.909s11. Alvaro Bautista ESP Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 2m 2.035s12. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Team 2m 2.208s 13. Bike #T1 JPN Yamaha Test Rider 2m 2.596s 14. Randy de Puniet FRA Pramac Racing Team 2m 2.604s15. Loris Capirossi ITA Pramac Racing Team 2m 2.624s 16. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 2m 2.676s17. Toni Elias ESP LCR Honda MotoGP 2m 2.941s 18. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2m 2.984s 19. Nobuatsu Aoki JPN Suzuki Test Rider 2m 4.582s
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