Apparently the thirty laps that Pedrosa was able to do during the final day of testing at Valencia, and setting the best lap of 1.32.559 -which also broke the 2008 circuit record that has held by Casey Stoner - and the feedback that he gave was more than enough for the Honda engineers to continue the development of the RC213V.
However Marquez will have company at Sepang, joining the rookie will be Alvaro Bautista and almost certainly Stefan Bradl who earlier this week signed a contract with HRC (which will also keep him out of the clutches of a very interested Ducati) and also give him official factory support, even though he’s riding for Lucio Cecchinello’s satellite squad.
Pedrosa will be back testing only when the entire circus returns to action for the first official 2013 test at Sepang from February 5th to 7th.
MotoGP 2013 Off-season test schedule.
February 5-6-7 Sepang I
February 26-27-28 Sepang II
March 15-16-17 Jerez de la Frontera
Source | motocuatro.com