Repsol Honda Team takes to the track for second test

Tuesday, February 26 2013

Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez have taken to the track in Sepang today for the second official test of the MotoGP 2013 season. After leading the entire first test, Dani managed to keep his position at the top of the time-sheets, setting a fastest lap time of 2’01.580. He spent the morning working on suspension and engine mapping, especially in corner entry.

Marc meanwhile spent the session building his confidence and trying out his bike’s different settings. Unfortunately, progress was difficult due to slippery and dirty track conditions and a small crash meant Marc had to head back to the garage. Nonetheless, he had still managed to achieve the third fastest lap time of the day  – 2’01.942.

Heavy rainfall in the afternoon made it impossible for the team to continue, so the session was called off at 14:30. Even so, Dani said the team was pleased with the morning’s progress;

‘Today we continued trying things out with the bike here in Sepang, focusing most of all on suspension…the track wasn’t 100% after the rainfall from the past few days but we were able to ride well. In the afternoon it rained again and we used this to perform some laps in the wet. Tomorrow we will continue with the work we have scheduled.’