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Feb 6

MotoGP: Marquez Fastest Again As First Sepang Test Concludes

Marc Marquez led all three days of the opening Sepang test. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Marc Marquez led all three days of the opening Sepang test. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez was quickest again as the opening MotoGP preseason test at Sepang concluded Thursday.

The reigning World Champion took advantage of cooler temperatures in the morning to set a stunning lap of 1:59.533. That pace-setting lap eclipsed the previous best Sepang test time of 1:59.607, achieved by Honda’s Casey Stoner in 2012.

Feb 6

MotoGP: Steady Test Progression For Stefan Bradl In Sepang

LCR Honda MotoGP's German rider Stephan Bradl steers his bike a during the first MotoGP pre-season testing session at the Sepang circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

LCR Honda’s Stefan Bradl steers his bike during the first MotoGP preseason test session at the Sepang circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

As he prepares to undertake his third season in the premier class, Stefan Bradl made a solid start to 2014, finding a good base setup on his LCR Honda machine over three days in Sepang.

The determined German rider featured at the business end of the timesheet on all three days and, having finished third quickest on Wednesday, he was fifth best on the final day.

Feb 6

MotoGP: Pace Increases On Final Morning Of First Sepang Test

Marc Marquez of Spain and Repsol Honda Team  heads down a straight during the MotoGP Tests in Sepang. (Photo: Getty Images)

Marc Marquez of Spain and Repsol Honda Team has been strong in winter testing. (Photo: Getty Images)

MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez continued to impress with a new fast time at the Sepang International Circuit in testing on Thursday morning.

The Repsol Honda rider has been on the pace since testing resumed on Tuesday and he set a ‘new record test time’ at the Malaysian venue early today, taking advantage of relatively cool temperatures to register a rapid 1:59.533 lap as the top riders battled for supremacy.

Feb 5

F1: Gene Haas Plans To Meet Next Deadline For 2015 Entry

Gene Haas is preparing to meet the FIA's next application deadline of February 10 in an effort to secure a US based F1 team.(Photo: LAT Photographic)

Gene Haas is preparing to meet the FIA’s next application deadline of Feb. 10 in an effort to secure a U.S.-based F1 team. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Despite Bernie Ecclestone’s recent warning, Gene Haas is pushing ahead with his plans to enter F1 in 2015.

After Haas, a NASCAR team co-owner, responded to the FIA’s invitation to fill the vacant team slot, Ecclestone said publicly he doubts the Californian is prepared to spend what it takes to compete in F1.