Results of the second day of the Sepang Test 2024

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Bastianini closes second day of testing on top

Results of the second day of the Sepang Test 2024

The second day of action at the Sepang International Circuit saw Enea Bastianini (Ducati) set the best time on Wednesday: a 1:57.134 for a new circuit record. The first to break the record was Jorge Martín, with a 1’57.273, and he was in second place for the day, with Brad Binder closing the Top 3.

The Top 10 was completed by Aleix Espargaró (Aprilia), Pecco Bagnaia (Ducati), Fabio Di Giannantonio (Ducati), Álex Márquez (Ducati), Pedro Acosta (GasGas), Marco Bezzecchi (Ducati) and Joan Mir (Repsol Honda).

Solid day for Repsol Honda Team riders

Joan Mir and Luca Marini had a day of hard work at the Malaysian track. Mir improved his feelings compared to Day 1, and focused on trying new setups for his Honda RC213V. Today the Repsol Honda team rider was amongst the Top 10 thanks to a 1:57.872, 738 tenths off the quickest time.

Marini finished in the same position as on the first day, seventeenth, but with a faster time of 1:58.456. The Italian rider continues to work hard to achieve a quick adaptation to his Honda.

Results of the second day of the Sepang Test 2024

1. Enea BastianiniDUCATI1:57.134
2. Jorge MartínDUCATI+0.139
3. Brad BinderKTM+0.193
4. Aleix EspargaróAPRILIA+0.312
5. Pecco BagnaiaDUCATI+0.335
6. Fabio Di GiannantonioDUCATI+0.485
7. Álex MárquezDUCATI+0.538
8. Pedro AcostaGASGAS+0.592
9. Marco BezzecchiDUCATI+0.733
10. Joan MirREPSOL HONDA+0.738
17. Luca MariniREPSOL HONDA+1.260


Joan Mir

“Yesterday we tried a lot of things and today was about confirming those things which were working well. Today we had a base that I was comfortable with, so that is a great step to have made here and as a result I was able to improve my laptop by quite a lot. Already 0.6s faster than Qualifying here last year where I was ahead of my teammate. We are seeing the potential that’s there and I am happy with what we’ve done today, but we have to stay grounded and keep on working because there is still some margin. One last day here before we start thinking about the Qatar Test.”

Luca Marini

“It was another busy day in Sepang. I did a long run alongside trying many different things. The long run showed us many things and we were able to understand the work we need to do because I was wanting a bit more from it. It was positive to understand the bike and how it changes with the tyre wear during the course of a race. With new tyres I feel quite good so we need to match that feeling when the tyres are more used. This is why we go testing, to understand these points and to use the time we have to keep working on them. Time to rest and prepare for the last day here in Malaysia.”

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