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MotoGP: Test Results & Photos from Day 2 at Sepang

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Testing continues in Sepang, as MotoGP riders continued their first week of shaking down the new 1,000cc era machines. For the second day of testing, teams spent the sessions comparing settings and parts to the previous day, looking for clearer paths of development. For Yamaha, this meant testing suspension and electronic settings, while Honda tried different chassis with Casey Stoner. With weather hot and humid, Stefal Bradl got baptized with his first MotoGP gravel trap excursion, though the German was thankfully uninjured from the spill.

Progress on the all-new factory GP12 continued in the Ducati Corse garage, though the Italian team was short a rider after Nicky Hayden parked his bike after 16 laps. The American rider has been struggling with his broken shoulder, which still lacked the strength to properly ride at the Malaysian track. Quiting the day’s session earliy, Ducati’s test rider Franco Battaini took over for Hayden, and completed the day’s work with Valentino Rossi. Photos and results after the jump.













Test Results from Day 2 at Sepang, Malaysia:







Pos. Rider Team Time Diff. Diff. to Leader Laps
1 Casey Stoner Repsol Honda Team 2:00.895 29
2 Ben Spies Yamaha Factory Racing 2:01.052 +0.157 +0.157 37
3 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Factory Racing 2:01.068 +0.016 +0.173 40
4 Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team 2:01.508 +0.440 +0.613 35
5 Cal Crutchlow Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2:01.565 +0.057 +0.670 42
6 Hector Barbera Pramac Racing Team 2:01.788 +0.223 +0.893 50
7 Valentino Rossi Ducati Team 2:01.886 +0.098 +0.991 44
8 Alvaro Bautista San Carlo Honda Gresini 2:01.933 +0.047 +1.038 46
9 Andrea Dovizioso Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2:02.160 +0.227 +1.265 42
10 Nicky Hayden Ducati Team 2:02.354 +0.194 +1.459 41
11 Stefan Bradl LCR Honda 2:02.414 +0.060 +1.519 41
12 Karel Abraham Cardion AB Motoracing 2:02.598 +0.184 +1.703 66
13 Katsuyuki Nakasuga Yamaha Factory 2:02.941 +0.343 +2.046 40
14 Franco Battaini Ducati Team 2:04.311 +1.370 +3.416 38
15 Colin Edwards NGM Mobile Forward Racing 2:05.603 +1.292 +4.708 37
16 Ivan Silva Avintia Racing 2:10.297 +4.694 +9.402 16
17 Jordi Torres Avintia Racing 2:11.893 +1.596 +10.998 2
18 Robertino Pietri Avintia Racing 2:12.546 +0.653 +11.651 5

Ducati Corse Testing at Sepang – Day 2

Yamaha Racing Testing at Sepang – Day 2

HRC Testing at Sepang – Day 2

Source: MotoGP; Photos: Ducati, HRC, & Yamaha







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