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2018 Sepang MotoGP Test Monday 12:30pm Times: Dovizioso Leads As Riders Start Early

Overnight rain meant the riders were forced to wait for the track to dry before getting underway, but by 11am, it was dry enough for the action to commence. The track is busy at the moment, with riders with a lot of work to do making use of the dry conditions. Andrea Dovizioso is fastest at 12:30, the Ducati rider getting quickly up to speed and taking over on his fourth lap. Cal Crutchlow is second quickest on the LCR Honda, while Pol Espargaro continues to impress on the KTM in third.

Times at 12:30:

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2018 Sepang MotoGP Test Sunday Press Releases

Press releases from the MotoGP teams after the first day of the Sepang test:

Dani Pedrosa tops the standings on day 1 in Sepang, Marc Marquez seventh

Dani Pedrosa set the fastest time of the opening day of the Sepang test, with a mark of 1’59.427” on his 55th lap (out of 56), while Marc Marquez ended seventh overall with a best time of 2’00.290” on his 50th lap (out of 51).

In typical Malaysian fashion, the morning dawned under heavy rain, so the asphalt was still wet when the track opened at 10 a.m.

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2018 Sepang MotoGP Test Sunday Times: Pedrosa Tops Busy Day Of Testing

Dani Pedrosa topped what ended up being a full day of testing at Sepang. After a damp start to the day, the track dried out around 1pm and conditions improved after that. The riders took full advantage of the good conditions to ride until the end of the day, racking up the laps. 

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2018 Sepang MotoGP Test Sunday 5pm Times: Rossi On Top As Track Stays Dry

Valentino Rossi heads the timesheets at 5pm at Sepang, the sun still shining and the riders taking full advantage of the dry weather. Rossi is three tenths quicker than Dani Pedrosa, while Andrea Dovizioso is a fraction behind in third. 

The day has been relatively incident free so far. Cal Crutchlow and Alvaro Bautista both crashed, though both apparently without injury. Andrea Iannone's Suzuki packed up halfway round the track, leaving him standing. With the last hour of the test approaching, a few riders could attack Rossi's fastest time at the end of the day. 

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2018 Sepang MotoGP Test Sunday 4pm Times: Dovizioso Heads Viñales As Pace Hots Up

The track is now fully dry, and almost the entire grid are grinding out the laps at 4pm. Andrea Dovizioso currently leads, just ahead of the Yamahas of Maverick Viñales and Valentino Rossi. Cal Crutchlow is the first of the Hondas in fourth, a fraction faster than Jorge Lorenzo on the second factory Ducati and Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez on the Repsol Honda. 

Cal Crutchlow had a very minor spill, but nothing too serious judging by the damage to his LCR Honda.

Times at 4pm:

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2018 Sepang MotoGP Test Sunday 2:30pm Times: Marquez Quickest As Track Dries

The track is pretty close to dry now at Sepang, and testing is beginning to take place in earnest. As of 2:30pm, Marc Marquez was the quickest of the lot, just ahead of Maverick Viñales and Dani Pedrosa. But the dry track is changing very quickly, and the track is very busy, as teams squeeze as many laps as possible into the afternoon before the rain comes.

Times at 2:30pm:

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2018 Sepang MotoGP Test Sunday 12pm Times: Zarco Fastest On Damp Track

The MotoGP season is officially underway, and as is apparently traditional, after a dry and sunny day yesterday, it rained on the morning of the test leaving the track soaking. The rain stopped shortly after 10am, but the track is drying slowly, with most riders giving up on the track before noon, with track conditions in between wet and dry, rendering testing pointless.

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Jerez WorldSBK & MotoGP Test Combined Times: Dovizioso, Rea Fastest From Jerez Test Week

With five days of testing complete at Jerez, the balance can be drawn up for the riders in all three series which were present. Conditions were almost perfect, with five days of sunshine and reasonably warm temperatures for the time of year. The track resurfacing, which took place during the summer, helped immensely, especially for the MotoGP teams, as they rode here on the old surface back in May.

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Jerez WorldSBK & MotoGP Test 1pm Friday Times: Rea Leads Sykes As Qualifiers Appear

Jonathan Rea was fastest at lunchtime at the Jerez WorldSBK and MotoGP test. Rea was into the 1'37s on a qualifying tire early on in the session, riders getting started early so they can finish up early. Kawasaki teammate Tom Sykes is second quickest, also setting his time on a qualifier, while KTM's Pol Espargaro is the fastest of the MotoGP riders, just ahead of Andrea Iannone and Alex Rins on the Suzuki.

Times at 1pm:

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Jerez WorldSBK & MotoGP Test Thursday Times: Dovizioso Beats Crutchlow, Melandri Edges Lowes

Andrea Dovizioso finished as fastest on Thursday at Jerez, the factory Ducati rider using the morning to break Jorge Lorenzo's pole record from 2015 - though as this is a private test, this is only an unofficial time, and so Lorenzo's record will stand until the race here in May - going over a quarter of a second faster than Lorenzo did on the Yamaha two years ago. Cal Crutchlow was second fastest, also under the pole record, having spent a full and busy day jumping between three different bikes and racking up a grand total of 90 laps, more than any other rider on the grid. 

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Jerez WorldSBK & MotoGP Test 1pm Thursday Times: Dovizioso Under Pole Record

It is another busy day at Jerez, with World Superbikes and MotoGP on track. Andrea Dovizioso is currently fastest, having dropped under Jorge Lorenzo's 2015 pole record thanks in no small part to the new grippy surface at the track. Dovizioso's Ducati teammate Jorge Lorenzo is currently second quickest, just outside his pole record, while Andrea Iannone is third. Tito Rabat continues to impress, currently fourth quickest ahead of Cal Crutchlow and Pol Espargaro.

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Jerez WorldSBK & MotoGP Test Wednesday Final Times: Iannone Leads A Close Field

Andrea Iannone has topped the timesheets on the first day of combined testing for the MotoGP and WorldSBK classes at Jerez. The Suzuki rider made a push in the afternoon to take over top spot, and stayed there to the end. Cal Crutchlow took second spot, despite a very busy test schedule working on three different bikes (a 2017 bike, and two iterations of a 2018 bike), while Andrea Dovizioso just edged ahead of Ducati teammate Jorge Lorenzo to take third. The top four were close, however: just 0.138 separated Iannone from Lorenzo.

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Jerez WorldSBK & MotoGP Test 1pm Wednesday Times: Iannone Leads Sykes

The Jerez circuit is packed, with 27 riders from 3 different series all cutting laps. Andrea Iannone is fastest overall on the Suzuki GSX-RR MotoGP bike, already under Jorge Lorenzo race lap record. Tom Sykes has also matched that feat on the Kawasaki WorldSBK machine, a sign that the resurfaced track is a good deal quicker.

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