One of the characteristics that define Marc Marquez is his hunger to be first in each session in which it participates. This has demonstrated on the first day of MotoGP action at 2015 with Sepang in pre-season workouts.
The champion of MotoGP in 2013 and 2014 has achieved the best time of the day with his RC213V Honda in the last stages, a 2′ 00.262 that will need quite lower in the coming days.
This record helped Marquez to stay in front of the Yamaha official of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo, which have shown a good tone in the first touchdown. 46 and 99 have been one and two tenths of Marquez respectively, closer to what they were in 2014 no doubt at this point. Hopeful he has been also the Ducati of Andrea Dovizioso in fourth position a little more than 3 tenths and average, although it is early to check the progress of the Borgo Panigale bikes since they have not yet tried the Desmosedici GP15.
As usual Dani Pedrosa has taken it calmly in contact almost to half a second, while Pol Espargaró has shown its bid to evolve by 2015 to be sixth. Starting from there has been opened already quite the difference, with the Suzuki GSX-RR of Aleix Espargaró and Maverick Vinales quite green, but not as much as the Aprilia’s Alvaro Bautista. It paints a 2015 hard for the talaverano.
In short the first day of 2015 makes it clear that the balance of power in the category remains intact, with the question of knowing what can go up the Yamaha of Rossi and Lorenzo, as well as their level of piloting.
Times MotoGP Day 1 Test Sepang 2015
1- MÁRQUEZ, Marc Repsol Honda Team 2: 00.262 63 laps
2- Valentino ROSSI, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 0.118 57 laps
3- LORENZO, Jorge Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 0.259 55 laps
4- DOVIZIOSO, Andrea Ducati Team 0.355 41 laps
5- PEDROSA, Dani Repsol Honda Team 0.483 45 laps
6- ESPARGARÓ, Pol Monster Yamaha Tech 3 0.668 55 laps
7- IANNONE, Andrea Ducati Team 1,162 59 laps
8- BRADL, Stefan Forward Racing Team 1.294 58 laps
9- SMITH, Bradley Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1,445 52 laps
10- CRUTCHLOW, Cal CWM LCR Honda 1.451 turns 60
11- REDDING, Scott Estrella Galicia 0.0 Marc VDS 1.655 turns 62
12- PIRRO, Michele Pramac Racing 1.689 53 laps
13- ESPARGARÓ, Aleix Team Suzuki MotoGP 1.963 45 laps
14- BAUTISTA, Alvaro Factory Aprilia Gresini 2.023 49 laps
15- AOYAMA, Hiroshi HRC 2.298 69 laps
16- PETRUCCI, Danilo Pramac Racing 2,365 49 laps
17- HAYDEN, Nicky Drive M7 Aspar 2.437 46 laps
18- BARBERÁ, Héctor Avintia Racing 2438 54 laps
19- MILLER, Jack CWM LCR Honda 2,545 59 laps
20- NAKASUGA, Katsuyuki Yamaha Factory Test Team 2.830 47 laps
21- VIÑALES, Maverick Team Suzuki MotoGP 2,902 69 laps
22- LAVERTY, Eugene Drive M7 Aspar 3,033 46 laps
23- DI MEGLIO, Mike Avintia Racing 3,616 57 laps
24- ABRAHAM, Karel AB Motoracing 3.617 turns 45
25- BAZ, Loris Forward Racing Team 3,901 66 laps
26- MELANDRI, Marco Factory Aprilia Gresini 4.240 42 laps
27 DE ANGELIS, Alex Octo Ioda Racing Team 4.411 46 laps
28- TAKAHASHI, Takumi HRC 4.535 76 laps
29- TSUDA, Takuya Team Suzuki MotoGP 5.216 18 laps
30- LAVERTY, Michael Aprilia Test Team 5,928 28 laps