Márquez stays fastest on second day
5 February 2014 – Marc Márquez remained on top as MotoGP testing continued at the Sepang International Circuit on Wednesday.
The reigning World Champion clocked a best lap time of 1:59.926 to improve upon his opening day benchmark by just over three tenths of a second and end the session as the only man to dip under the 2m00s barrier.
Márquez's Repsol Honda team-mate, Dani Pedrosa, finished four tenths adrift in second position, with satellite runner Stefan Bradl (LCR) and seven-time title winner Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) third and fourth respectively.
Aleix Espargaró again impressed on his Forward Racing team's Yamaha Open class bike, edging out factory rider Jorge Lorenzo for fifth. Bradley Smith, Andrea Iannone, Álvaro Bautista and Pol Espargaró completed the top ten.
The works Ducatis had another quiet day in Malaysia, with Andrea Dovizoso and Cal Crutchlow 11th and 12th.
Pre-season testing continues at the Sepang International Circuit on Thursday morning