Petrucci quickest at Sepang

Octo Ducati rider Danilo Petrucci set the quickest time on the second day of MotoGP testing at Sepang.

He was using the same Michelin soft tyre compound which was withdrawn following Loris Baz’s crash earlier in the day.

The 23-year-old Baz came off his bike on the front straight at around a 180-mph but suffered no serious physical injuries. It was later confirmed that the rear tire was to blame.

On his ninth lap, Petrucci set a time of 2’00.095 to finish 0.060s ahead of Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo, who was using the hard-compound tyre.

In third, using the soft tyre was Avintia Ducati’s Hector Barbera with a time of 2’00.387. He was forced to sit out most of the day as Ducati and Michelin investigated the cause of the Frenchman Baz’s accident.

Marc Marquez finished fourth fastest on his Repsol Honda RC213V with a time of 2’00.843 using the soft tyre.

Honda’s Cal Crutchlow charged into fifth in the last two minutes with his 2’00.899 and was followed Valentino Rossi on his Movistar Yamaha setting a 2’01.021 on his 47th lap.

Sepang MotoGP test Tuesday times – (conditions dry)

1 PETRUCCI, Danilo – Octo Pramac Yakhnich – 2:00.095
2 LORENZO, Jorge – Movistar Yamaha MotoGP – 2:00.155
3 BARBERA, Hector – Avintia Racing – 2:00.387
4 MARQUEZ, Marc – Repsol Honda Team – 2:00.843
5 CRUTCHLOW, Cal – LCR Honda – 2:00.899
6 ROSSI, Valentino – Movistar Yamaha MotoGP – 2:01.021
7 REDDING, Scott – Octo Pramac Yakhnich – 2:01.049
8 IANNONE, Andrea – Ducati Team – 2:01.052
9 STONER, Casey – Ducati Team – 2:01.103
10 SMITH, Bradley – Monster Yamaha Tech 3 – 2:01.107
11 VIÑALES, Maverick – Team SUZUKI ECSTAR – 2:01.421
12 PEDROSA, Dani – Repsol Honda Team – 2:01.475
13 HERNANDEZ, Yonny – Aspar MotoGP Team – 2:01.644
14 DOVIZIOSO, Andrea – Ducati Team – 2:01.723
15 ESPARGARO, Pol – Monster Yamaha Tech 3 – 2:01.992
16 ESPARGARO, Aleix – Team SUZUKI ECSTAR – 2:02.092
17 RABAT, Tito – EG 0.0 Marc VDS – 2:02.328
18 BRADL, Stefan – Aprilia Racing Team Gresini – 2:02.372
19 BAZ, Loris – Avintia Racing – 2:02.611
20 NAKASUGA, Katsuyuki – Yamaha Test Team – 2:02.691
21 BAUTISTA, Alvaro – Aprilia Racing Team Gresini – 2:02.876

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