Motorcycling - Marquez breaks Stoner's lap record in Sepang test

Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez has broken Casey Stoner's two year old outright Sepang lap record on the final day of testing at Sepang while Aleix Espargaro astounded the paddock by going under the 2:00 lap marker.

Marquez was fractions faster than the Australian's 1:59.607 set in 2012 with a 1:59.533 while Espargaro steamed into the top four on his NGM Forward Yamaha with a 1:59.998 set on lap seven of 43.

He is demonstrably faster than any of the other Open class men, the nearest being Nicky Hayden on a 2:01.514 and also ahead of his brother Pol on the Factory spec Monster Yamaha satellite YZR-M1 who clocked a 2:00.655.

MotoGP Sepang test times day three - conditions dry

1. MARQUEZ, Marc Repsol Honda Team 1:59.533 10 / 40

2. ROSSI, Valentino Yamaha Factory Racing 1:59.727 0.194 0.194 11 / 55

3. LORENZO, Jorge Yamaha Factory Racing 1:59.866 0.333 0.139 2 / 65

4. ESPARGARO, Aleix NGM Mobile Forward Racing 1:59.998 0.465 0.132 7 / 43

5. BRADL, Stefan LCR Honda MotoGP 2:00.112 0.579 0.114 11 / 38

6. PEDROSA, Dani Repsol Honda Team 2:00.223 0.690 0.111 29 / 55

7. DOVIZIOSO, Andrea Ducati Team 2:00.370 0.837 0.147 10 / 40

8. ESPARGARO, Pol Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2:00.655 1.122 0.285 8 / 65

9. IANNONE, Andrea Pramac Racing 2:00.725 1.192 0.070 13 / 57

10. BAUTISTA, Alvaro GO&FUN Honda Gresini 2:00.788 1.255 0.063 3 / 63

11. SMITH, Bradley Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2:00.896 1.363 0.108 10 / 65

12. CRUTCHLOW, Cal Ducati Team 2:01.057 1.524 0.161 58 / 58

13. HAYDEN, Nicky Drive M7 Aspar 2:01.514 1.981 0.457 21 / 59

14. EDWARDS, Colin NGM Mobile Forward Racing 2:01.731 2.198 0.217 41 / 47

15. PIRRO, Michele Ducati Test Team 2:01.782 2.249 0.051 12 / 67

16. AOYAMA, Hiroshi Drive M7 Aspar 2:02.383 2.850 0.601 61 / 66

17. DE PUNIET, Randy Suzuki Test Team 2:02.486 2.953 0.103 17 / 67

18. HERNANDEZ, Yonny Energy T.I. Pramac Racing 2:02.556 3.023 0.070 31 / 65

19. AKIYOSHI, Kosuke HRC Test Team 2:02.619 3.086 0.063 3 / 58

20. NAKASUGA, Katsuyuki Yamaha Factory Test Team 2:02.788 3.255 0.169 13 / 38

21. REDDING, Scott GO&FUN Honda Gresini 2:02.833 3.300 0.045 42 / 60

22. LAVERTY, Michael Paul Bird Motorsport 2:03.187 3.654 0.354 12 / 41

23. BARBERA, Hector Avintia Racing 2:03.204 3.671 0.017 49 / 54

24. PARKES, Broc Paul Bird Motorport 2:03.402 3.869 0.198 40 / 43

25. DI MEGLIO, Mike Avintia Racing 2:04.516 4.983 1.114 28 / 58

26. AOKI, Nobuatsu Suzuki Test Team 2:05.686 6.153 1.170 10 / 12

27. ABRAHAM, Karel Cardion AB Motoracing 2:05.974 6.441 0.288 6 / 12

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