Dry conditions continued for the second day of the Sepang Test, allowing Marc Marquez and his Repsol Honda Team to continue without interference.

Close to perfect track conditions greeted Marc Marquez and the Repsol Honda Team at the Sepang International Circuit for the second of three days of testing. A morning track temperature in the high 40s would quickly rise by almost 20 degrees, but work continued. Marquez again limited his running to the first half of the day, progressing through his testing plan and assessing various parts for the 2019 RC213V.

A 1’59.790, set on lap five of 37, would be Marquez’s fastest lap of day two as he ended the day in eighth position. The reigning world champion’s 1’59.621 from day one sees him sat in sixth place on the combined times.

Stefan Bradl also had a productive day as the Official Test Rider completed 59 laps and finished the day in 16th. Tomorrow, February 8, presents the Repsol Honda Team with their last day of the Sepang Test before the Qatar Test, February 23 – 25.

Marc Marquez

Marc Marquez 93

Today we worked much the same as yesterday and tried a few new things, the most important ones for Honda. I started the day well but then the shoulder started to get a bit worse so we stopped to be able to run well again tomorrow. I can't ride exactly how I'd want, normally I'm a rider who brakes very late and deep but I can't do that at the moment and have to brake earlier and smoother. In regards to the bike, we've been working mostly on corner exit but sometimes at this circuit the grip can change a lot.

Repsol Honda Team
Sepang MotoGP™ Official Test

Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia

MotoGP 2019

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 36 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 36 FIN Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1.433
20 Johann Zarco 5 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1.500