Pedrosa fastest on Day 1 of Sepang MotoGP test

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Sunday 28th January, 2018 - 10:43pm

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Dani Pedrosa pic: MotoGP Twitter

Dani Pedrosa has finished the year’s opening day of official MotoGP testing fastest thanks to a late flyer at Sepang.

Pedrosa pulled out a 1:59.427s on his Repsol Honda to be more than 0.3s faster than the Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso.

Both spent two separate spells at the top of the timesheets after the track dried out, as did Valentino Rossi.

However, Rossi (Movistar Yamaha) was ultimately relegated to sixth in the latter minutes, behind Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team), Danilo Petrucci (Pramac Ducati), and Jack Miller (Pramac Ducati).

Defending world champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) was seventh-fastest.

Johann Zarco was fastest early on, when the track was wet for a number of hours after earlier rain, while his best slick tyre time put the Tech3 Yamaha rider eight-fastest.

Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) and the lead Red Bull KTM rider Pol Espargaro rounded out the top 10.

The three-day test continues tomorrow.

Pre-season testing: Sepang: Day 1

Pos Num Rider Nat Team Bike Time Gap 1st/prev
1 26 Dani PEDROSA ESP Repsol Honda Team Honda 1:59.427
2 04 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1:59.770 0.343/0.343
3 99 Jorge LORENZO ESP Ducati Team Ducati 1:59.802 0.375/0.032
4 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 2:00.123 0.696/0.321
5 43 Jack MILLER AUS Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 2:00.178 0.751/0.055
6 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 2:00.233 0.806/0.055
7 93 Marc MARQUEZ ESP Repsol Honda Team Honda 2:00.290 0.863/0.057
8 5 Johann ZARCO FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 2:00.421 0.994/0.131
9 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR LCR Honda CASTROL Honda 2:00.522 1.095/0.101
10 44 Pol ESPARGARO ESP Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 2:00.568 1.141/0.046
11 42 Alex RINS ESP Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 2:00.627 1.200/0.059
12 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN LCR Honda IDEMITSU Honda 2:00.664 1.237/0.037
13 25 Maverick VIÑALES ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 2:00.714 1.287/0.050
14 41 Aleix ESPARGARO ESP Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 2:00.866 1.439/0.152
15 53 Tito RABAT ESP Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 2:00.912 1.485/0.046
16 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 2:01.027 1.600/0.115
17 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 2:01.099 1.672/0.072
18 21 Franco MORBIDELLI ITA EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 2:01.161 1.734/0.062
19 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA ESP Angel Nieto Team Ducati 2:01.728 2.301/0.567
20 50 Sylvain GUINTOLI FRA Suzuki Test Team Suzuki 2:01.864 2.437/0.136
21 45 Scott REDDING GBR Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 2:01.962 2.535/0.098
22 33 Yamaha TEST 3 JPN Yamaha Test Team Yamaha 2:02.044 2.617/0.082
23 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 2:02.053 2.626/0.009
24 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Angel Nieto Team Ducati 2:02.088 2.661/0.035
25 32 Yamaha TEST 2 JPN Yamaha Test Team Yamaha 2:02.527 3.100/0.439
26 10 Xavier SIMEON BEL Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 2:02.946 3.519/0.419
27 12 Tom LUTHI SWI EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 2:03.732 4.305/0.786
28 31 Yamaha TEST 1 JPN Yamaha Test Team Yamaha 2:03.786 4.359/0.054
29 51 Michele PIRRO ITA Ducati Test team Ducati 2:04.767 5.340/0.981
30 36 Mika KALLIO FIN KTM Test Team KTM 2:05.932 6.505/1.165

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