Andrea Ianone leads on MotoGP Sepang test’s second day

Andrea Ianone leads on MotoGP Sepang test’s second day

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Andrea Ianone (Suzuki) gave the best time on the second day of the MotoGP test at Sepang circuit. Training was again influenced by the weather. The Malaysian track had to dry out after the night’s rain.

Ianone’s time was 1:59.452min, 0.407sec faster than Maverick Vinales with Yamaha. Alvaro Bautista was third.

Andrea Iannone said:

“I’m very happy with today, although we had a short time due to the track conditions. We could do much work and, most importantly, made a step forward. In the early runs we started with some configurations that didn’t make me feel totally comfortable. Then when we tried some changes I found much more confidence and the lap times got a huge benefit. They were not radical changes, more small improvements, but they proved to be very effective.”

“We are working very well, I am finding an excellent feeling with my team, they are working very hard and very professionally and this gives me a positive attitude that allows me to ride with confidence. Today is a result of this, we improved a lot since yesterday and it is important for us to have found positive improvements.”

Maverick Viñales said:

“Today was good and I‘m so happy because we worked on our race pace and finally at the end, on the race tyre. I tried to do consistent laps, and honestly the lap times were quite fast. I‘m surprised that the bike has been working so good and, as the grip increased, we improved each time we went out. As I said, we are focusing on riding on a used tyre so I‘m quite happy with second place.”

“It‘s nice to focus on one lap and be fast, but we have to be fast on all twenty laps and I think we did a good job and made a good start. I don‘t know if I will do a time attack tomorrow, it will depend on the weather and the condition of the track. You always want to see your name at the top of the list, but sometimes it‘s more useful to work towards the races.””

Day 2 test times
1. Andrea Iannone (Suzuki) 1:59.452
2. Maverick Vinales (Yamaha) +0.407
3. Alvaro Bautista (Ducati) +0.767
4. Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) +0.802
5. Johann Zarco (Yamaha) +0.891
6. Hector Barbera (Ducati) +0.899
7. Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati) +0.989
8. Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati) +1.032
9. Jonas Folger (Yamaha) +1.043
10. Marc Marquez (Honda) +1.079
11. Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia) +1.157
12. Cal Crutchlow (Honda) +1.240
13. Alex Rins (Suzuki) +1.425
14. Dani Pedrosa (Honda) +1.434
15. Scott Redding (Ducati) +1.520
16. Karel Abraham (Ducati) +1.529
17. Danilo Petrucci (Ducati) +1.672
18. Loris Baz (Ducati) +1.775
19. Michele Pirro (Ducati) +1.931
20. Pol Espargaro (KTM) +2.073
21. Jack Miller (Honda) +2.105
22. Sam Lowes (Aprilia) +2.606
23. Tito Rabat (Honda) +2.738
24. Takuya Tsuda (Suzuki) +2.814
25. Bradley Smith (KTM) +3.065
26. Katsuyuki Nakasuga (Yamaha) +3.441
27. Kohta Nozane (Yamaha) +3.600

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