Truly extreme weather conditions welcomed the MotoGP teams back to Sepang for day one of the second IRTA-organized test ahead of the 2013 season. The morning’s suffocating heat gave way to the typical afternoon tropical rain shower, which in turn became a proper cloudburst, making it impossible for riders to lower their times from the morning.
The Ducati Team was in full force at the Malaysian circuit, with Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden ready to try changes to their Desmosedici GP13’s electronics and frame, while test rider Michele Pirro continued development work with his ‘laboratory’ bike.
Dovizioso turned a total of 22 laps, his 2:02.801 being 1.2 seconds off of Pedrosa’s best time of the day and good for eighth place, while his American teammate did the most laps of anyone at 46, his 2:03.143 time putting him ninth-best. Pirro was sixteenth-best with a time of 2:04.626.
Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team), 8th, 2:02.801 (22 laps)
“I’m pretty satisfied with today. My feeling with the bike has improved, and now I know it better than I did two weeks ago here at Sepang. Today we did tests with the electronics, and we also made a comparison between two bikes with different configurations—one had a different fuel tank and weight distribution—but we didn’t have much time. It was nothing too major, but it was a positive step. I used just one set of tyres, so all things considered, the gap to the top is acceptable. That said, we still have to work hard on corner entry and corner speed.”
“It’s good to be back to work in Malaysia. This morning we lost a bit of time sorting out some electronics mapping, but then we were able to do some good riding. Ducati brought a couple of things to try, mainly some changes to weight distribution, which helped make the bike a little nimbler on change of direction. Also, I’m able to brake better with the same amount of pressure on the lever. We still need to work on it, but anyway, it’s an improvement. With the weather, we obviously didn’t get a full a day with a dry track, but it was important for me to ride in the wet. We know the gap to the front is still too big, but we’re slowly making progress, and hopefully we can reduce it further over the next two days.”
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Here are the race results for RD 1 Malaysia Superbike Championship at Sepang Circuit.After a long awaited come back a good show of strength among the participants. Race Results:Top 4 Winners – MSBK1000 A Class1. Kasma Daniel Kasmayuddin, YAMAHA GEN BLU RACING TEAM, 21’31:844s2. Azlan Shah Kamaruzaman, HORIZON RACING TEAM, 21’42:494s3. Ahmad Daniel Haiqal, 22’03:443s4. Rajini Krishnan, RACR CASTROL POWER 1 ULTIMATE, 22’44:163sTop 5 – MSBK1000 B Class1. Khoo Chee Yen, MOBILUB SUZUKI RACING TEAM, 23’18:273s2. Muhd Syukri Mat Zoki, ESRA RACING TEAM, 23’29:484s3. Raja Nazeem Iskandar, 23’33:297s4. Tee Wee Jin, MOBILUB SUZUKI RACING TEAM, 23’27:360s5. Micheal Luke Stone, ESRA RACING TEAM, 23’39:855sTop 5 Winners – MSBK600 Class1. Khairul Idham Pawi, BOON SIEW HONDA RACING TEAM, 21’53:773s2. Azroy Hakeem Anuar, BOON SIEW HONDA RACING TEAM, 21’53:852s3. Muhd Ibrahim Mohd Norrodin, SIC RACING TEAM, 21’58:1914. M. Danial Syahmi A. Shahril, SIC RACING TEAM, 22’06:956s5. Muhd Syarifudin Azman, SIC RACING TEAM, 22’19:907scTop 5 Winners - MSBK250 A Class1. Muhammad Farish Hafiy Farid Sezli, SIC RACING, 20’18:539s2. Farres Putra Mohd Fadhill, SIC RACING, 20’19:498s3. Emir Idzhar Ezuan, SIC RACING, 20’19:568s4. Muhd Zakir Naqiuddin, BTECH RACING TEAM, 21’07:663s5. Muhd Irfan Haykal Amidi, BOON SIEW HONDA RACING, 21’45:372sTop 5 – MSBK250 B Class1. Muhammad Fauzi Hasan, 21’51:936s2. Ahmad Fariz Zafri, 21’54:328s3. Muhd Nur Haikal M. Nur Fikri, 22’37:423s4. Saidatul Zakirah Zairin, BTECH RACING TEAM, 22’42:260s5. Siti Norsyafiyah Alia, BTECH RACING TEAM, 22’59:731sTop 5 Winners – Yamalube Yamaha Y16ZR Race MasterClass1. Muhd Adie Putra Sukarno, TME MOTORSPORTS, 17’49:383s2. Ahmad Syukran Aizzat Yusoff, ADVANCE VERTEX RACING, 17’49: 446s3. M. Norhakim Norhafizullah, TAKONG RACING, 17’49:592s4. Danial Johan, HOCK LIONG MOTOR RACING, 17’49:642s5. Muhd Fareez Afeez A. Rahman, SINGDECA RACING, 17’49:730s#msbk #sepangcircuit#motorBugs... See MoreSee Less