Dry conditions over the course of day two allowed both halves of the Repsol Honda team to work through their respective test programs, with each rider improving once per day.
Marc Marquez stuck to the Repsol Honda Team’s plan and again narrowed his races in Malaysia to ensure his still healing shoulder is in the best possible shape for the opening race in Qatar. With a personal best of 1,59,097 in his tenth lap of 47 today, Marquez continued to work on a variety of ideas for the upcoming 2020 season as he assessed his physical condition. Towards the end of his run, the reigning MotoGP world champion fell on Turn 3, but was uninjured.
Progress for Alex Marquez continued almost immediately when the MotoGP rookie scored a 1’59.661 during his first run of the day. Also, no sign of rain allowed the Moto2 World Champion to understand the RC213V over an extended series of laps and to work on understanding the behavior of used tires. Alex sat out the middle of the day with the rest of the MotoGP field, returned to the track for the final hour of racing and finished the second day of the official test after 66 laps with his remaining best time from the cooler conditions of the morning.
There is still one last day of running in Sepang before the paddock leaves for the final pre-season test in Qatar before the season opener on the same track.