While unable to complete as many laps over the three-day test as normal, Marc Marquez and the Repsol Honda Team leave pleased with progress made.

Finally the Sepang Test has come to a close, Marc Marquez completing a total of 105 laps while evaluating the various new parts for the 2019 Honda RC213V and his shoulder. With his recovery from shoulder surgery still continuing, his running over the three days was limited but the seven-time world champion remained able to set competitive times and completed his testing programme.

Starting early each day, Marquez diligently assessed the most important parts developed over the winter by Honda. Improving his overall time by half a second, Marquez finished the Sepang Test with a 1’59.170. Although he ended the test as the 11th fastest rider, Marquez and the entire Repsol Honda Team remain pleased with the progress made over the three days.

Official Test Rider Stefan Bradl ended the final day in 13th place with a fastest time of 1’59.368.

The Reigning World Champion will now visit Indonesia. Marc Marquez and the Repsol Honda Team will next be on track for the Qatar Test, February 23 – 25, where Jorge Lorenzo is scheduled to return from injury.

Marc Marquez

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Day three was very positive, especially with my physical condition – I’m feeling much better. Yesterday I was a little worried about riding today, but I woke up and felt better. We were able to try many things for Honda today and I felt really good on the bike, comfortable and consistent. Everything we had planned to do this test, we have done. Of course I would have liked to ride more but we had to take it a bit easy. Even so, I’m happy because I was riding easy, not in my riding style but I was able to ride more. I didn’t crash and we tried the most important things for the Repsol Honda Team, I am happy because of this.

Repsol Honda Team
Sepang MotoGP™ Official Test

Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia

MotoGP 2019

Friday 8 Feb 2019, 11:20 UTC
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Danilo Petrucci 9 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'58.239
2 Francesco Bagnaia 63 ITA Alma Pramac Racing Ducati +0.063
3 Jack Miller 43 AUS Alma Pramac Racing Ducati +0.127
4 Andrea Dovizioso 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati +0.299
5 Maverick Viñales 12 SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha +0.405
6 Cal Crutchlow 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda +0.541
7 Aleix Espargaro 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia +0.783
8 Franco Morbidelli 21 ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha +0.902
9 Takaaki Nakagami 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda +0.909
10 Valentino Rossi 46 ITA Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha +0.916
11 Marc Marquez 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda +0.931
12 Alex Rins 42 SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki +0.941
13 Stefan Bradl 6 GER HRC Test Team Honda +1.129
14 Tito Rabat 53 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati +1.246
15 Joan Mir 36 SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki +1.247
16 Fabio Quartararo 20 FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha +1.258
17 Johann Zarco 5 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1.401
18 Pol Espargaro 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1.512
19 Miguel Oliveira 88 POR KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM +1.710
20 Karel Abraham 17 CZE Reale Avintia Racing Ducati +2.139
Thursday 7 Feb 2019, 10:50 UTC
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Maverick Viñales 12 SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha 1:58.897
2 Alex Rins 42 SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki +0.527
3 Jack Miller 43 AUS Alma Pramac Racing Ducati +0.620
4 Andrea Dovizioso 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati +0.665
5 Cal Crutchlow 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda +0.669
6 Valentino Rossi 46 ITA Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha +0.728
7 Tito Rabat 53 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati +0.767
8 Marc Marquez 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda +0.893
9 Danilo Petrucci 9 ITA Ducati Team Ducati +0.948
10 Takaaki Nakagami 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda +1.069
11 Johann Zarco 5 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1.076
12 Francesco Bagnaia 63 ITA Alma Pramac Racing Ducati +1.098
13 Aleix Espargaro 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia +1.204
14 Fabio Quartararo 20 FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha +1.211
15 Franco Morbidelli 21 ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha +1.254
16 Stefan Bradl 6 GER HRC Test Team Honda +1.333
17 Pol Espargaro 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1.408
18 Andrea Iannone 29 ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia +1.613
19 Mika Kallio 82 FIN Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1.626
20 Miguel Oliveira 88 POR KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM +1.775
Wednesday 6 Feb 2019, 11:26 UTC
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Marc Marquez 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'59.621
2 Alex Rins 42 SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki +0.259
3 Maverick Viñales 12 SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha +0.316
4 Tito Rabat 53 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati +0.362
5 Danilo Petrucci 9 ITA Ducati Team Ducati +0.430
6 Valentino Rossi 46 ITA Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha +0.433
7 Takaaki Nakagami 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda +0.537
8 Andrea Dovizioso 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati +0.576
9 Stefan Bradl 6 GER HRC Test Team Honda +0.593
10 Pol Espargaro 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +0.692
11 Jack Miller 43 AUS Alma Pramac Racing Ducati +0.762
12 Franco Morbidelli 21 ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha +0.839
13 Aleix Espargaro 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia +0.981
14 Cal Crutchlow 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda +1.060
15 Francesco Bagnaia 63 ITA Alma Pramac Racing Ducati +1.073
16 Miguel Oliveira 88 POR KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM +1.281
17 Test 1 Yamaha 31 JPN Yamaha Test Team Yamaha +1.344
18 Fabio Quartararo 20 FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha +1.364
19 Mika Kallio 82 FIN Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1.433
20 Johann Zarco 5 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1.500