The second and final day of the Official 2022 Sepang MotoGP test got off to a flying start with day one leader Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia) and then Enea Bastianini (Gresini Ducati GP21) beating the previous fastest ever two-wheeled lap recorded at the Malaysian circuit.
It looked like there was a good chance of seeing MotoGP’s first ever 1m 57s later today, but a shower arrived shortly before 2pm, then heavier rain at 3pm, prompting most riders to pack up early. However, some riders have been completing wet laps.
The test is the first time that Marc Marquez has ridden a MotoGP bike since winning at Misano last October, after which he was sidelined by a repeat of his 2011 double-vision problems triggered by an enduro training accident.
Testing takes place from 10am to 6pm, followed by practice starts.
The second and final MotoGP pre-season test will be held at Indonesia’s new Mandalika circuit from February 11-13.
|2022 Sepang MotoGP Test – Sunday (5pm)|
|1||=||Enea Bastianini||ITA||Gresini Ducati (GP21)||1m 58.131s|
|2||=||Aleix Espargaro||SPA||Aprilia Racing (RS-GP)||+0.026s|
|3||=||Jorge Martin||SPA||Pramac Ducati (GP22)||+0.112s|
|4||=||Alex Rins||SPA||Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)||+0.130s|
|5||=||Maverick Vinales||SPA||Aprilia Racing (RS-GP)||+0.130s|
|6||=||Francesco Bagnaia||ITA||Ducati Lenovo (GP22)||+0.134s|
|7||=||Fabio Quartararo||FRA||Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1)||+0.182s|
|8||=||Marc Marquez||SPA||Repsol Honda (RC213V)||+0.201s|
|9||=||Johann Zarco||FRA||Pramac Ducati (GP22)||+0.282s|
|10||=||Pol Espargaro||SPA||Repsol Honda (RC213V)||+0.289s|
|11||=||Luca Marini||ITA||Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)||+0.299s|
|12||=||Joan Mir||SPA||Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)||+0.398s|
|13||=||Takaaki Nakagami||JPN||LCR Honda (RC213V)||+0.476s|
|14||=||Jack Miller||AUS||Ducati Lenovo (GP22)||+0.514s|
|15||=||Miguel Oliveira||POR||Red Bull KTM (RC16)||+0.570s|
|16||=||Marco Bezzecchi||ITA||Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)*||+0.579s|
|17||=||Alex Marquez||SPA||LCR Honda (RC213V)||+0.669s|
|18||=||Brad Binder||RSA||Red Bull KTM (RC16)||+0.885s|
|19||=||Raul Fernandez||SPA||KTM Tech3 (RC16)*||+1.049s|
|20||=||Fabio di Giannantonio||ITA||Gresini Ducati (GP21)*||+1.066s|
|21||=||Cal Crutchlow||GBR||Yamaha Test Rider (YZR-M1)||+1.131s|
|22||=||Andrea Dovizioso||ITA||WithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)||+1.153s|
|23||=||Remy Gardner||AUS||KTM Tech3 (RC16)*||+1.217s|
|24||=||Franco Morbidelli||ITA||Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1)||+1.234s|
|25||=||Darryn Binder||RSA||WithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)*||+1.726s|
|26||=||Sylvain Guintoli||FRA||Suzuki Test Rider (GSX-RR)||+1.865s|
|27||=||Takuya Tsuda||JPN||Suzuki Test Rider (GSX-RR)||+7.547s|
^X Rider is X positions higher than previous hour.
= Rider is same position as previous hour.
˅X Rider is X positions lower than previous hour.
Fastest Day 1 Time:
Aleix Espargaro SPA Aprilia 1m 58.371s
Fastest Shakedown Time:
Maverick Vinales SPA Aprilia 1m 58.942s
Official Sepang MotoGP records:
Fabio Quartararo FRA Yamaha 1m 58.576s (2019)
Fastest race lap:
Valentino Rossi ITA Yamaha 1m 59.661s (2019)
Unofficial Sepang MotoGP record:
Danilo Petrucci ITA Ducati 1m 58.239s (2019 testing)