Marquez blitzes testing lap record at Sepang on final day

Repsol Honda riders lead the way ahead of Iannone and Rossi

Marc Marquez sent an early warning signal to the rest of the MotoGP field at the third and final day of the first MotoGP test of 2015 at the Sepang International Circuit with the reigning world champion destroying his best lap time of 2014 and the fastest ever rider to lap at the Malaysian circuit.

The truth is that when I saw the time I was surprised, just like everyone else!

Marc Marquez

Marquez set a blistering pace today and he posted his best lap of 1m 58.867s on lap 8 of 52 with the Repsol Honda team deciding to focus on single lap times early on before concentrating on parts testing, engine mapping and race simulation later in the afternoon. Dani Pedrosa was just .139s off his teammate’s pace with the Spaniard also completing the same 20 lap race simulation.

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Series MotoGP
Event Sepang February testing
Track Sepang International Circuit
Drivers Nicky Hayden , Valentino Rossi , Bradley Smith , Eugene Laverty , Marco Melandri , Hector Barbera , Mike di Meglio , Alvaro Bautista , Andrea Dovizioso , Jorge Lorenzo , Alex de Angelis , Cal Crutchlow , Michele Pirro , Stefan Bradl , Scott Redding , Aleix Espargaro , Dani Pedrosa , Karel Abraham , Marc Marquez , Danilo Petrucci , Loris Baz , Pol Espargaro , Andrea Iannone , Jack Miller , Maverick Viñales
Article type Breaking news
Tags aprilia racing team gresini, ducati team, lcr honda, movistar yamaha, pramac racing, repsol honda, team suzuki motogp, tech 3