Third-place finish at Sepang, behind teammate Kallio, more than enough.
Italian manufacturer opts to focus on engine development in 2014
In the evening, the Ducati Team announced that it will be taking part in the 2014 MotoGP World Championship with the two riders on GP14 bikes in Open configuration.
Dani Pedrosa and Valentino Rossi set an identical lap time of 1’59.999.
Cal Crutchlow and Andrea Dovizioso will race their Desmosedici GP14 in the Open configuration.
Factory rivals set exact same lap times on third day of pre-season testing
Both Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow were able to continue important development work with their Desmosedici GP14 bikes.
Repsol Honda rider takes advantage of improved track conditions to set fastest time
Repsol Honda rider advised to rest injured leg and miss final pre-season test
MotoGP pre-season testing resumes with many improvements in lap times
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Spaniard routs first test of year topping the timesheets on all three days
Marquez’s lap time on the Repsol Honda RC213V was the quickest ever at Sepang and was set on the 2014 specification Bridgestone tyres.
The main results were that a lot of mileage was notched up on the new bike.
The MotoGP paddock will return to Sepang on February 26th for the second official test of the year.
Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo continued to work through a number of different test items.
Both riders completed almost 50 laps each on the GP14, and they were able to notice some improvement in corner entry.
Reigning MotoGP champion leads the way as Espargaro goes fifth
Slow start for the Italian marque.
The 2014 MotoGP season starts with a two-day test at Sepang.
Pre season testing underway with factory teams topping the time sheets
Repsol Honda rider takes victory ahead of rivals Marquez and Lorenzo
Riders were forced to ride very close to the limit.