Dani Pedrosa was back on top of the timesheets on the final day at Sepang

Last Updated: 28/02/13 1:11pm

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Dani Pedrosa: Happy with his Honda's performance.

Dani Pedrosa: Happy with his Honda's performance.

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Dani Pedrosa of Honda was quickest on the final day of the second MotoGP test in Malaysia.

And Pedrosa's new team mate and fellow Spaniard Marc Marquez was second fastest, 0.081 seconds back, with the Yamahas of Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi third and fourth.

After heavy overnight rain at the circuit in Sepang, the leading riders had a chance to test their bikes' handling on a damp track while using wet weather tyres.

But conditions were much better in the afternoon and Pedrosa pushed his bike hard for 57 laps, clocking a fastest time of two minutes 00.562 seconds.

Pedrosa was regaining supremacy after Lorenzon had topped the timesheets on Wednesday.

MotoGP rookie Marquez crashed twice during the day but was unhurt and has been consistently fast since the first pre-season testing sessions.

Pedrosa said: "We did a good test overall. The basics of the bike are quite good."

Lorenzo, a double MotoGP champion, was third quickest, 0.430 seconds off the pace, with nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi fourth with a time of two minutes 01.062 seconds.

Lorenzo said: "We had a problem in the front tyre. I had to slow down my pace a bit.

"If it had not rained last night, I am sure I could have improved the lap time from yesterday."

Spain's Alvaro Bautista was fifth on his Honda while British Yamaha rider Cal Crutchlow took sixth.

A third session will be held in Jerez from 23-25 March before the MotoGP world championship gets underway under floodlights in Qatar on 7 April.

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