Sepang Take a look at Day 2: Quartararo flies on the 2020 Yamaha


The Frenchman reigns again, now on the unusual YZR-M1, as Miller takes 2nd and Pedrosa slots KTM into third

Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT) became all once more the particular person on the top of the timesheets on Day 2 of the #SepangTest, but this time the Frenchman made his mark on the 2020 factory machine as he received a taste of the unusual YZR-M1 on Saturday. The actual person he deposed became Jack Miller (Pramac Racing), who became all once more the fastest Ducati, after the Australian had held on to P1 for some time. Third became one more stellar efficiency that stole some headlines as Dani Pedrosa – erstwhile grasp of Sepang – keep KTM into the top three and handiest 0.090 off the top; his 1: 58.662 most undoubtedly an eyebrow-raiser.

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Day 2 observed the weather play tremendous, with computer screen time uninterrupted and that proving treasured for many – and hundreds inserting in a correct amount extra laps on Saturday. Quartararo’s 70 laps were testomony to that and followed up a efficiency on Day 1 that became impressive but, in many suggestions, could perchance perhaps were anticipated – with the quantity 20 already having proven scintillating lag on the 2019 Yamaha. Getting on the unusual machine and proving in a region to position in a 1: 58.572 no longer long after ensured Day 2 became extra than a easy rinse and repeat. Teammate Franco Morbidelli became also snappy in fifth after 60 laps, 0.259 off the top on an “A-spec” 2020 machine – reportedly without the unusual engine and air intake. He crashed at Turn 2, rider good enough.

Maverick Viñales (Monster Vitality Yamaha MotoGP), in the period in-between, slotted in factual in the benefit of the Italian – handiest 0.062 in additional arrears, even if he did shatter again, appropriate as he did on Day 1. The amount 12 did 69 laps as both he and teammate Valentino Rossi persisted to work with three machines every, and Rossi became tenth total after 60 laps. ‘The Doctor’’s supreme became a 1: 59.116. Yamaha check rider Katsuyuki Nakasuga suffered a shatter, rider good enough.

At Ducati, it became Jack Miller all once more the fastest man on Borgo Panigale equipment. He did 50 laps and handiest misplaced out on the top by 0.069, with the certain reports on Ducati’s 2020 equipment continuing. With regards to plight it became a “more durable” day on the timesheets for his fellow GP20 riders, on the substitute hand, with Danilo Petrucci (Ducati Team) in P13 followed by Francesco Bagnaia (Pramac Racing) and Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) in 14th and 15th respectively; all three within a tenth and all three inserting in nearly 60 laps. Dovizioso crashed at Turn 6, rider good enough and inflicting a temporary Crimson Flag totally to make certain he became far from the computer screen and racing line.

Johann Zarco (Reale Avintia Racing), in the period in-between, beat the laptime he dwelling on Day 1 by over half a 2nd, even if he maintained the a comparable plight, and Ducati Corse Wearing Director Paolo Ciabatti Ducati Corse became observed in the box with the Frenchman. Zarco’s teammate Tito Rabat became appropriate in the benefit of him in plight but three and a half tenths in arrears.

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At KTM, Dani Pedrosa became the superstar enchantment on the timesheets, and the ‘Runt Samurai’ did his fastest ever lap at Sepang International Circuit – no imply feat given his substitute of premier class poles and wins on the venue. Pol Espargaro sung his praises too. Espargaro ended the day in P8 after nearly fifty laps and became chuffed alongside with his day no topic a tip off at Turn 1 – engaged on the unusual chassis and attempting out it with assorted setups, citing some key improvements in grip and steadiness. Brad Binder (Crimson Bull KTM Manufacturing facility Racing) also improved, shaving eight tenths off his day one supreme and getting closer to fellow rookie Alex Marquez (Repsol Honda Team).

Miguel Oliveira (Crimson Bull KTM Tech 3) became P16 on the stop of the day after 42 laps, continuing his comeback from injury and after also having taken piece in the shakedown. Likewise his rookie teammate Iker Lecuona, who keep in 41 laps as he adapts to the premier class, ending Saturday on a 2: 00.396 even if suffering a shatter.

Exact missing out on the top three after Pedrosa’s leisurely lunge were Suzuki. The tables turned on the timesheets on Day 2 as Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar) became the main Hamamatsu factory machine in P4, a 1: 58.731 inserting him handiest a tenth and a half off the top after 54 laps. Teammate Alex Rins keep in 63 laps, and dwelling his better of a 1: 58.978 on the unusual chassis… citing it as a key step in the factual path. Mir observed it extra as a steadiness of positives and negatives. Take a look at rider Sylvain Guintoli became also no longer off target and he did 58 laps.

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For Honda, it became a extra muted day on the timesheets, but it became reigning Champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) who took advantage the glory of quickest for the factory after Cal Crutchlow’s (LCR Honda Castrol) P4 on Day 1. Marquez became ninth with the next of a 1: 59.097 after 47 laps, even if he crashed at Turn 3. Rider good enough, bike no longer so mighty. Crutchlow did 64 laps, alongside with his obedient workload continuing as he stays on level for check responsibility, and the next of 1: 59.247 keep him in P12.

Alex Marquez became high rookie all once more even if, as acknowledged, had Binder for terminate company, and Takaaki Nakagami’s (LCR Honda Idemitsu) comeback persisted to direct a anguish. He became P21 after 47 laps.

Aprilia’s unusual 90-degree V4 ended the day in P11 in the hands of Aprilia Racing Team Gresini’s Aleix Espargaro, with the quantity 41 inserting in 43 laps and environment the next of 1: 59.224. High lag appears a key condo of improvement to this level, and check rider Bradley Smith became also out no longer off target too engaged on the project. He did 61 laps.

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The high ten:

1. Fabio Quartararo – (Petronas Yamaha SRT) – 1: 58.572

2. Jack Miller – (Pramac Racing) – +0.069

3. Dani Pedrosa – (Crimson Bull KTM Manufacturing facility Racing) – +0.090

4. Joan Mir – (Team Suzuki Ecstar) – +0.159

5. Franco Morbidelli – (Petronas Yamaha SRT) – +0.259

6. Maverick Viñales – (Monster Vitality Yamaha MotoGP) – +0.321

7. Alex Rins – (Team Suzuki Ecstar) – +0.406

8. Pol Espargaro – (Crimson Bull KTM Manufacturing facility Racing) – +0.417

9. Marc Marquez – (Repsol Honda Team) – +0.525

10. Valentino Rossi – (Monster Vitality Yamaha MotoGP) – +0.544

Now all that stays at Sepang is Sunday Funday, with handiest one check day left prior to the paddock packs up and heads for Losail International Circuit in Qatar – so tune in again for After The Flag from 10: 30am CET and strive the whole reactions on!

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