Click for more information
Click here to swap to the Fullnoise Road WebsiteClick here to swap to the Fullnoise Off Road WebsiteClick here to swap to the Fullnoise Off Road WebsiteClick here to join the Fullnoise Twitter PageClick here to join the Fullnoise Facebook Page
Click the Fullnoise Logo to return to the home page
Click here for more info on Samco Sport


Moto GP News
Strong start for Repsol Honda Team in Sepang


Posted: Wednesday, 6th February, 2013 : 7:38 AM - - 3,774 Reads




The Repsol Honda Team have begun 2013 in the best possible way, with Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez finishing the first day 1st and 3rd respectively.

After a long winter break, Dani and Marc were keen to get out on track on their Honda RC213V machines and begin their testing programme. The predicted rain showers held off and allowed a full day of testing at the Sepang International Circuit where yesterday HRC staff placed flowers at the commemorative plaque in memory of Marco Simoncelli.

Both riders spent the day working through their test programmes and working with the Honda engine in preparation for the strict new 2013 rule of five engines for the season.

The top times were exchanged between a handful of riders throughout the day but finally Pedrosa finished on top recording his best time of 2'01.157 on lap 48 of 49.

"It's the first day back testing after the winter break. We've spent three months off the bike and the feeling from the first day testing is positive." Pedrosa stated.

"The track was in good condition and we were able to put in a lot of laps at a good pace, thanks to it not being especially hot.

"I haven't ridden since the November test in Valencia, so today has been a first step to getting back on the pace. We didn't play about with the setup today, but we will move onto that in the remaining two days of testing," added the Spaniard


Maquez was third fastest in Sepang on day one - Credit: Honda Racing
 
Marquez, who was top of the sheets at lunchtime, finished third just 0.044 behind his teammate with a lap time of 2'01.201 set on lap 60 of 62.

"I'm very happy with how the first day went, because you always have a few nerves after a couple of months out." Marquez explained. "I thought that I would take a little longer to get back 'on it', but right from the opening laps I felt very comfortable on the bike.

"We picked up confidence from the start, although obviously we can still improve. I don't think the result today should be used as a reference point, because we are all trying out new things.

"I focused on simply finding a good setup and getting comfortable on the bike. I tried to put in a good time so that the day's testing had a purpose," he concluded.

The Repsol Honda team will hit the track again today for day two of testing in Sepang

Testing Results
1 - Dani Pedrosa - 2’01.157 - SPA - HONDA - Repsol Honda Team
2 - Jorge Lorenzo - 2’01.165 - SPA - YAMAHA - Yamaha Factory Racing
3 - Marc Marquez - 2’01.201 - ESP - HONDA - Repsol Honda Team
4 - Valentino Rossi - 2’01.584 - ITA - YAMAHA - Yamaha Factory Racing
5 - Stefan Bradl - 2’01.789 - GER - HONDA - LCR Honda MotoGP
6 - Cal Crutchlow - 2’01.881 - GBR - YAMAHA - Monster Yamaha Tech 3
7 - Alvaro Bautista - 2’01.981 - SPA - HONDA & FTR - Go & Fun Honda Gresini
8 - Katsayuki Nakasuga - 2’02.968 - JPN - YAMAHA - Yamaha Factory
9 - Kosuke Akiyoshi - 2’02.972 - JPN - HONDA - HRC Test Team
10 - Nicky Hayden - 2’03.336 - USA - DUCATI - Ducati Team
11 - Wataru Yoshikawa - 2’03.456 - JPN - YAMAHA - Yamaha Factory
12 - Bradley Smith - 2’03.460 - GBR - YAMAHA - Monster Yamaha Tech 3
13 - Andrea Dovizioso - 2’03.535 - ITA - DUCATI - Ducati Team
14 - Aleix Espargaro - 2’03.782 - ESP - ART - Power Electronics Aspar
15 - Randy De Puniet - 2’04.283 - FRA - ART - Power Electronics Aspar
16 - Andrea Iannone - 2’04.500 - ITA - DUCATI - Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Team
17 - Ben Spies - 2’05.086 - USA - DUCATI - Ignite Pramac Racing Team
18 - Takumi Takahashi - 2’05.154 - JPN - HONDA - HRC Test Team
19 - Hector Barbera - 2’05.469 - SPA - FTR - Avintia Blusens
20 - Yonny Hernandez - 2’05.656 - COL - PBM - Paul Bird Motorsport
21 - Karel Abraham - 2’05.694 - CZE - ART - Cardion AB Motoracing
22 - Danilo Petrucci - 2’05.753 - ITA - IODA-SUTER - Came IodaRacing Project
23 - Hiroshi Aoyama - 2’05.919 - JAP - FTR - Avintia Blusens
24 - Claudio Corti - 2’06.426 - ITA - FTR-KAWASAKI - NGM Mobile Forward Racing
25 - Michael Laverty - 2’06.507 - GBR - PBM - Paul Bird Motorsport
26 - Lukas Pesek - 2’07.015 - CZE - IODA-SUTER - Came IodaRacing Project
27 - Bryan Staring - 2’07.044 - AUS - HONDA & FTR - Go & Fun Honda Gresini
28 - Colin Edwards - 2’08.206 - USA - FTR-KAWASAKI - NGM Mobile Forward Racing

Top Image: Dani Pedrosa on his way to topping the time sheets in Sepang
Credit: Honda Racing


Click to go back Click here for a print friendly format Click here to email this news item to a friend

Click here for more info













Track Day
Racing Legends Add to the Ultimate RR Experience
4th Mar, 2015
Road Racing
Nori Haga Joins Team Kagayama To Race Suzuki GSX-600
3rd Mar, 2015
ASBK
Morgan Park Set To Showcase ASBK Action
3rd Mar, 2015
General
Motorcycling Australia Release Member Survey as Part of Their Whole of Spor..
3rd Mar, 2015
National Racing
Top-10 For Both Streets at ASBK Opener
27th Feb, 2015
ASBK
ASBK Online Entries Now Available
27th Feb, 2015
Moto GP
Jack Miller Satisfied After More Sepang Improvements
26th Feb, 2015
General
Sydney Bike Night - Thursday 5th March at Victory and Indian Motorcycle Syd..
26th Feb, 2015
ASBK
Strong Start for SA Kawasaki BCperformance Trio At Island ASBK Round
26th Feb, 2015
Moto GP
Marc Marquez Concludes Sepang Test On Top
26th Feb, 2015
WSS
Confidence Boosting World Supersport Debut for Glenn Scott
26th Feb, 2015
Moto GP
Jack Miller Sees Advances After Punishing Second Day At Sepang
25th Feb, 2015
Moto GP
Marc Marquez Back On Top At Sepand On Day Two
25th Feb, 2015
General
Canberra And Gosford Outlets Win BMW Motorrad 2014 Dealer of the Year Award..
25th Feb, 2015
Moto GP
Jack Miller Hampered By Wet Weather At Opening Day Of Sepang Test
24th Feb, 2015
Moto GP
Valentino Rossi Continues Form as Storm Disrupts First Day of Second Sepang..
24th Feb, 2015
WSBK
Kawasaki WSBK Season Opening Video
24th Feb, 2015
ASBK
Success And Heart Break For Honda At ASBK Opener
23rd Feb, 2015
WSBK
Leon Haslam Wins Phillip Island WSBK Race 2 By Narrowest Of Margins
22nd Feb, 2015
WSS
Jules Cluzel Makes It Back To Back Wins At Phillip Island
22nd Feb, 2015
WSBK
Jonathan Rea Wins Thrilling Opening Superbike Race Of 2015 Superbike
22nd Feb, 2015
ASBK
Troy Herfoss and Josh Hook Split ASBK Honours At The Island
22nd Feb, 2015
ASBK
Olly Simspon Clean Sweeps Moto 3 / 125GP Class At Phillip Island
22nd Feb, 2015
ASBK
Blair Takes ASBK Opening Round Supersport Win
22nd Feb, 2015
ASBK
Olly Simpson Unstoppable In Moto3/125 Class At ASBK Round 1
21st Feb, 2015
ASBK
Jack Mahaffy Sweeps Junior Class At The Island
21st Feb, 2015
ASBK
Drama at the Island as Superbike Opener Postponed
21st Feb, 2015
ASBK
Blair starts Supersport Campaign in Style
21st Feb, 2015
WSBK
Jonathan Rea On Pole For Season Opening World Superbike Race
21st Feb, 2015
ASBK
New Television Deal For ASBK
20th Feb, 2015
General
MV Launches New Professional Development Program For Women
20th Feb, 2015
Moto3
Encouraging Progress for Tech3 Moto3 Riders At Jerez
20th Feb, 2015
Moto3
Husqvarna Factory Laglisse Riders Complete Jerez Moto3 Test
20th Feb, 2015
WSBK
Kawasaki WSBK Technical Talk Ahaed Of Round 1
20th Feb, 2015
WSBK
Volcom Crescent Suzuki Keen To Get 2015 Race Season Underway
20th Feb, 2015
National Racing
World Superbike Event Kicks Off for Team Honda Racing
19th Feb, 2015
Moto GP
Suzuki Moto GP's Teams Sepang Highlights Video
19th Feb, 2015
WSBK
Watch Pata Honda's 2015 Livery Come Alive
19th Feb, 2015
WSBK
Aussie Legend, Troy Bayliss Set To Race WSBK This Weekend At Phillip Island
18th Feb, 2015
General
See The All New Yamaha R1 Being Built and Put To The Test
18th Feb, 2015

  More News Articles....





E V E N T S   N E X T   W E E K E N D:

  Go to Details


T E L E V I S I O N:

  Go to TV Guide



Click here for more info on Samco Sport


Click here to visit Click28.com


Yamaha Tracer
All new Tracer revealed - Light, explosive and versatile MT-09 based model arrives in AUS .   View

Ugly Fish Mirage Sunglasses
The Mirage feature polycarbonate lenses, the lightest and most impact resistant of all plastic lenses, and come fully polarised to take the grunt out of sun’s rays. .   View

Bell MX9 Adventure Helmets
Bell Helmets have launched their latest MX9 ADVENTURE Helmet Designs on to the Australian market. .   View

2015 Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS
Introducing The New Vulcan S ABS - LAMS Cruiser.   View

Click for more Information




Click here for the Fullnoise Road Bike Home Page


FULLNOISE WEBSITES:
Fullnoise Road Website
Fullnoise Off Road Website

FULLNOISE ROAD CONTENT:
Home
News Archive
Results > National - Local - International
Photo Galleries
Features
New Products
Product Reviews
Film / Video
Classifieds
Links
TV Guide
Calendars > This Weekend - Australia - International
Club Information

FULLNOISE BUSINESS:

Privacy Statement
Contacts
About Fullnoise
Logos
Add to Favourites



PREMIUM ADVERTISERS:
Bullet Bikes
Ficeda Accessories
Honda Australia
John Titman Racing
Kawasaki Australia
Monza Imports
MX1 Australia
Steve Cramer Products
Suzuki Australia
Yamaha Australia
Yamaha Parts & Accessories



All content © Fullnoise Media Pty Ltd 2002-2014 - News Server



Click here for more information