With the engine of Dani Pedrosa’s Honda RC213V suffering a failure on Tuesday, HRC decided to sideline all Honda riders for the second day of testing at MotoGP’s second Sepang testing week. Giving up the ghost on Pedrosa’s 36th lap, HRC flew the motor back to Japan last night for Honda engineers to examine. However with the engine not arriving at HRC’s race shop until around lunch time today, Honda chose to sideline its factory and satellite riders until a determination for the failure could be ascertained.
With more rain hitting the Sepang International Circuit, Honda riders Casey Stoner, Dani Pedrosa, Alvaro Bautista, and Stephan Bradl didn’t miss too much for the second day of testing. Honda still hopes to be back on the track tomorrow, for MotoGP’s final pre-season testing day at Sepang. The 2010 MotoGP Championship commences April 8th at the Losail International Circuit in Doha, Qatar.