Honda continued to dominate in pre-season MotoGP action today on day one of the second official test of 2011 at Sepang. Casey Stoner claimed the top lap time of 2min. 0.987 seconds, with teammate Dani Pedrosa just .373 seconds behind for a Repsol Honda one-two finish. The next two fastest bikes were Yamahas: the factory M1 piloted by Jorge Lorenzo followed by the Monster Tech 3 entry ridden by Colin Edwards. Andrea Dovizioso, aboard the third Repsol Honda machine, rounded out the top five.
Valentino Rossi was the top Ducati rider, finishing ninth, just over a second adrift of Stoner.
Testing at Sepang continues on Wednesday and concludes on Thursday evening.
The third and final 2011 pre-season MotoGP test will be held at Qatar from March 13-14.
2011 MotoGP Sepang 2 Test Results – Day 1
1. Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda Team 2m 0.987s 53 laps
2. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team 2m 1.360s 46 laps
3. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing 2m 1.468s 50 laps
4. Colin Edwards USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2m 1.654s 42 laps
5. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Repsol Honda Team 2m 1.747s 54 laps
6. Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing 2m 1.808s 47 laps
7. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini 2m 1.939s 73 laps
8. Marco Simoncelli ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini 2m 1.996s 49 laps
9. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Team 2m 1.999s 53 laps
10. Alvaro Bautista ESP Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 2m 2.224s 48 laps
11. Hector Barbera ESP Aspar Team 2m 2.645s 54 laps
12. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Team 2m 2.680s 60 laps
13. Toni Elias ESP LCR Honda MotoGP 2m 2.779s 63 laps
14. Randy de Puniet FRA Pramac Racing Team 2m 2.920s 44 laps
15. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2m 2.936s 36 laps
16. Loris Capirossi ITA Pramac Racing Team 2m 3.082s 58 laps
17. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 2m 3.167s 46 laps
18. Bike #T1 JPN Yamaha Test Rider 2m 3.676s 46 laps
19. Nobuatsu Aoki JPN Suzuki Test Rider 2m 4.639s 57 laps
20. Bike #T2 JPN Yamaha test Rider 2m 4.958s 29 laps
Fastest Sepang I test lap:
Marco Simoncelli ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini 2m 0.757s (Day 3)