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Productive second day of tests for Marquez and Pedrosa

Productive second day of tests for Marquez and Pedrosa

Repsol Honda’s Marquez and Pedrosa have completed another successful day’s testing in Sepang, finishing third and fourth respectively.

After spending Wednesday testing different machines brought by HRC from Japan, on Thursday both riders had a clearer idea of which bike they prefer and were able to work on the setup on the bike they have chosen. Marquez and Pedrosa both spent the day working on geometry, suspension settings and some electronics.

Marquez ‒ who completed more laps than any other rider on day two ‒ finished off in third, just 0.183 off Lorenzo, with his fastest time of 2’00.146 on lap 35 of 67. He had a small crash in turn seven on his final exit but escaped any injury. Pedrosa was just 0.114s off Marquez with his best time of 2’00.260 on lap 50 of 52.

The three-day test will conclude tomorrow. 

Marquez reviewed the day saying, "Today I focused on just one bike ‒ the one I liked most from yesterday ‒ and put in a lot of laps. In the morning we tested setups for the bike geometry and some different suspension settings. In the afternoon we worked a lot on the electronics, which is a slower process and requires more time and more laps. We have gathered a lot of information but tomorrow we still have to keep doing more testing, after analysing the data on the computer. I am pleased because we have continued to improve and we remained fast, even when the track was warmer."

Pedrosa added, "After testing the three available versions of the bike that Honda brought here yesterday, we chose which of them we would continue working with and today we used two identical versions. This allowed us to work more on the setup, trying to adapt the new bike’s suspension and electronics a little better. It has been positive, since we have been taking small steps in the right direction and from Valencia we have continued to make progress. I think we still have to improve some aspects, but we have another day in which to continue testing. Hopefully tomorrow we can put in more laps because we have been lucky these past two days; it has not rained at all and we have been able to make the most of the time available."

Tags:
MotoGP, 2015, SEPANG MOTOGP™ OFFICIAL TEST, Dani Pedrosa, Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team

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