Lap Time: 1’59.052 on lap 18 of 65
Tuesday saw the third and final day of pre-season testing at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia. For the first time this week, the MotoGP riders were able to get straight out on the track at 10am as the rain stayed away throughout and temperatures then climbed during the afternoon, reaching a sweltering 50°C at one point.
LCR Honda CASTROL rider Cal Crutchlow enjoyed another productive day on board his 2018 RC213V as he completed a total of 65 laps, gathering more important data ahead of the new season. The Briton opted to push for a lap time in the early part of the day and – despite not being totally satisfied with his efforts – still managed to post the third quickest time of the session.
Indeed, it was only just over two tenths behind Jorge Lorenzo who produced the fastest-ever lap on two wheels at Sepang just before midday on Tuesday – eclipsing the previous unofficial lap record by Marc Marquez, set in 2015 pre-season testing.