Motorcycle Racing News MotoGP 2014 Sepang MotoGP Preseason Testing | Photo Gallery / Wallpaper

2014 Sepang MotoGP Preseason Testing | Photo Gallery / Wallpaper

2014 MotoGP Wallpaper

The 23-rider MotoGP grid wrapped up the second Sepang preseason test on Friday, which was the final test of 2014 that featured both the Factory- and Open-class machines.

Leading the way were two riders that posted identical 1:59.999 lap times – Yamaha Factory Racing’s Valentino Rossi and Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa.

Though these two factory riders topped Sepang II combined test times, the lap was almost a half-second slower than the quickest Sepang I test time posted by the reigning MotoGP Champion, Marc Marquez.

The 21-year-old Spaniard was forced to miss the Sepang II sessions due to breaking his right leg during a dirt-track training accident last Wednesday. He will also miss next week’s Phillip Island tire test in hopes of being in optimal shape for the season opener March 23 at Qatar.

Taking the third quickest time was Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso, who trailed Rossi and Pedrosa by 0.068 of a second aboard the GP14. But the bigger news for Ducati was the decision to compete in 2014 MotoGP under the new Open class, which means the only manufacturers fielding Factory bikes are Yamaha and Honda.

And once again setting the fastest Open-class time was Aleix Espargaro aboard the NGM Mobile Forward Racing Yamaha; he was 0.102 off the top time.

For a report, including entire test-time results, click here.

Attached above is a photo gallery of 21 images from Sepang II MotoGP testing. Each image also makes for great wallpaper. To download, simply right click the desired thumbnail, and save to desktop background.

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