Dani Pedrosa is testing a new Honda engine at Sepang and it must be a beauty, because the Spanish rider at 1pm is currently on top of the charts with a best time of 2′00″770, which makes his new team mate Casey Stoner yesterday’s top time of 2′01″574 actually look slow.
Following Pedrosa are Ben Spies, Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo in second, third and fourth respectively, and a little more seven tenths of a second off the pace, but the three are separated by mere thousandths of seconds.
Casey Stoner finds himself in fifth with the still surprising Alvaro Bautista hanging closely onto his tail.
Nicky Hayden has moved up to the tenth spot and much faster today, but is still a big 1.
6s off the top of the charts, while team mate Valentino Rossi is struggling down in 14th and finds himself behind not only the Honda test rider, but also behind the two satellite Ducati’s ridden by Randy de Puniet and Hector Barbera.
MotoGP Sepang Test times at 1pm:1.
Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team 2.
Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing 2.
Andrea Dovizioso ITA Repsol Honda Team 2.
Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing 2.
Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda Team 2.
Alvaro Bautista ESP Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 2.
Colin Edwards USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2.
Marco Simoncelli ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini 2.
Hiroshi Aoyama JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini 2.
Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Team 2.
Kosuke Akiyoshi JPN Honda Test Rider 2.
Randy de Puniet FRA Pramac Racing Team 2.
Hector Barbera ESP Aspar Team 2.
Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Team 2.
Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2.
Loris Capirossi ITA Pramac Racing Team 2.
Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 2.
Toni Elias ESP LCR Honda MotoGP 2.