Bastianini stands out

Bastianini stands out

This Wednesday, at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia, Italian Enea Bastianini finished first on the second day of MotoGP pre-season testing.

Enea Bastianini at the forefront. This Wednesday, during the pre-season tests currently taking place on the Sepang circuit in Malaysia, the Italian rider, riding his official Ducati, was the fastest of the second day. With a pace that has particularly improved, for the entire paddock. A second day during which the drivers will have driven for a good eight hours and completed a maximum of 72 laps. Compared to the day before, Bastianini improved his time by more than a second. With a best lap achieved in 1’57″134. This is the new record for this same Malaysian circuit. Despite everything, this record will remain unofficial, to the extent that it was not established during a Grand Prix. First this Tuesday, the Spaniard Jorge Martin (Ducati-Pramac) must, this time, be content with second place of the day. While third position goes to South African Brad Binder (KTM).

Marc Marquez withdrawn

Double world champion, the Italian Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati), who has still not extended his contract before the first Grand Prix of this 2024 season, which will take place in Qatar at the beginning of next March, has signed the fifth best time in today’s practice, half a second behind his compatriot and teammate Enea Bastianini. A newcomer to this premier category, the Spaniard Pedro Acosta (Gasgas-Tech 3) finished eighth, but improving his time by half a second compared to the day before. Highly anticipated, the Spaniard Marc Marquez (Ducati-Gresini), six-time world champion in the specialty, is only fourteenth, under his new colors. This Thursday, the final day of these pre-season tests will take place. On this same route, more than 5 kilometers long, from Sepang to Malaysia.

Ranking of the second day
1- Enea Bastianini (ITA/Ducati) 1’57 »134
2- Jorge Martin (ESP/Ducati-Pramac) at 0 »139
3- Brad Binder (RSA/KTM) at 0 »193
4- Aleix Espargaro (ESP/Aprilia) 0 »312
5- Francesco Bagnaia (ITA/Ducati) 0 »335
6- Fabio Di Giannantonio (ITA/Ducati-VR46) 0 »485
7- Alex Marquez (ESP/Ducati-Gresini) 0 »538
8- Pedro Acosta (ESP/Gasgas-Tech3) 0 »592
9- Marco Bezzecchi (ITA/Ducati-VR46) 0 »733
10- Joan Mir (ESP/Honda) 0 »738
11- Fabio Quartararo (FRA/Yamaha) 0 » 754
12- Johann Zarco (FRA/Honda-LCR) 0 »877
13- Alex Rins (ESP/Yamaha) 0 »976
14- Marc Marquez (ESP/Ducati-Gresini) 0 »984
15- Jack Miller (AUS/KTM) 1 »166
16- Takaaki Nakagami (JAP/Honda-LCR) 1 »238
17- Luca Marini (ITA/Honda) 1 »260
18- Maverick Vinales (ESP/Aprilia) 1 »322
19- Miguel Oliveira (POR/Trackhouse) 1 »415

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