MotoGP test Sepang: The best images

Take a look at our selection of the choicest pictures from the first pre-season test of 2014.
By Joseph Caron Dawe
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Márquez on the money
Marc Márquez Honda MotoGP 2014
Márquez on the money You might have guessed it, but yes, Marc Márquez was quickest at the test in Malaysia, setting a new circuit lap record in the process. The world champion doesn't look like taking it easy in pre-season. © Photo courtesy of Repsol Honda team
Rossi: All eyes on me
Valentino Rossi Yamaha MotoGP 2014
Rossi: All eyes on me He’s had some superb lids in the past, and Valentino Rossi pulled out a great helmet at the Sepang test with this visor decoration. © Photo courtesy of Yamaha Racing
Past it? Not just yet
Valentino Rossi Yamaha MotoGP 2014
Past it? Not just yet Questions over the seven-times World Champion’s ability to keep pace with the top riders were raised towards the end of last season, but his form in Sepang was on the button. Second fastest and not far off Márquez. © Photo courtesy of motogp.com
Lorenzo: All smiles
Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha MotoGP 2014
Lorenzo: All smiles The Yamaha man won't have been overly chuffed at being third quickest, but a productive test nevertheless for the man who'll be looking to reclaim the MotoGP crown from Márquez. © Photo courtesy of Yamaha Racing
Espargaró: Top of the ‘open’ class
Aleix Espargaro Yamaha MotoGP 2014
Espargaró: Top of the ‘open’ class Aleix Espargaró put in a mightily impressive run on the ‘FTR-Yamaha Open’ machine, clocking in faster than a few factory riders and also breaking the two-minute barrier. It'll be interesting to see how he progresses from here. © Photo courtesy of motogp.com
Bradl: Thumbs up
Stefan Bradl Honda MotoGP 2014
Bradl: Thumbs up Stefan Bradl heads into his third season in MotoGP and can be expected to be a podium threat. The German completed the top five on the timesheet. © Photo courtesy of motogp.com
Lonely test runs
Dani Pedrosa Honda MotoGP 2014
Lonely test runs Dani Pedrosa against the backdrop of an empty grandstand at Sepang International Circuit. © Photo courtesy of Repsol Honda team
The work rolls on at Ducati
Cal Crutchlow Ducati MotoGP 2014
The work rolls on at Ducati Cal Crutchlow deep in discussion with his Ducati crew. The Brit has made the switch to the Italian factory from Yamaha for 2014 and was 12th quickest. © Photo courtesy of motogp.com