Friday, May 2, 2014

Repsol Honda's Marquez & Pedrosa Inside Top-5 on Day 1 of MotoGP Round 4 in Jerez

Press Release

Gran Premio de España

Round 4 - Friday, May 2nd 2014

  Spain - Practice Report

Weather conditions
Sunny 31°C
Air temp
Track temp
Positive start for Marquez and Pedrosa on day one in Jerez

Positive start for Marquez and Pedrosa on day one in Jerez

Under blisteringly hot weather conditions in Spain, both riders went out on track this morning looking for the best setup for the twisty Andalusian track. Both Marc and Dani spent the morning session on the soft rear Bridgestone tyre, as the track was still quite ‘green’ and the asphalt just 24ºC. As temperatures rose in the afternoon – air by 10ºC to 31ºC, and track to 49ºC – both riders took the opportunity to use the medium compound rear tyre.
Marc was able to improve slightly on his morning time by 0.092s with a time of 1’39.757 on his third lap of eighteen, placing him fastest in FP2 and third fastest for the day. Dani didn’t improve in the afternoon (fastest time in FP2 1’40.491) and his time of 1’39.860 from the morning placed him fourth fastest for the day.
Team Quotes
Marc Marquez profile image
Marc Marquez
3rd - 1'39.757
"Today was a positive first day at a track where I had a lot of difficulty last year. It seems as if this year we are at the same level as the faster riders like Dani, Lorenzo and Rossi right from the start, and this is obviously important. With that accomplished, we have also tried to work on things, but it was much easier to set a fast lap and pace this morning, than when the temperatures rose this afternoon. I think that everyone had grip issues, due to the track temperatures reaching 50 degrees. Tomorrow, we will try to take another step forward and work towards qualifying and the race”
Dani Pedrosa profile image
Dani Pedrosa
4th - 1'39.860
"I think that today went well, but we also need to work hard because of the track conditions. It is a lot different riding in the morning compared to in the afternoon, and in both cases there is not sufficient grip. In any case, the race takes place in the afternoon and we will have to work to make sure that the heat has as little effect as possible on performance”

practice results

  Gran Premio de España - Round 4
1Aleix Espargaro41ESPNGM Mobile Forward RacingYAMAHA1'39.357
2Jorge Lorenzo99ESPYamaha Factory RacingYAMAHA1'39.714
3Marc Marquez93ESPRepsol Honda TeamHONDA1'39.757
4Dani Pedrosa26ESPRepsol Honda TeamHONDA1'39.860
5Andrea Dovizioso4ITADucati TeamDUCATI1'40.028
6Valentino Rossi46ITAYamaha FactoryYAMAHA1'40.125
7Alvaro Bautista19ESPGo & Fun Honda GresiniHONDA1'40.560
8Stefan Bradl6GERLCR Honda MotoGPHONDA1'40.644
9Yonny Hernandez68COLPramac RacingDUCATI1'40.686
10Andrea Iannone29ITAPramac RacingDUCATI1'40.742
11Bradley Smith38GBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3YAMAHA1'40.758
12Nicky Hayden69USADrive M7 AsparHONDA1'40.788
13Pol Espargaro44ESPMonster Yamaha Tech 3YAMAHA1'41.918
14Michele Pirro51ITADucati TeamDUCATI1'40.924
15Hector Barbera8ESPAvintia Racing MotoGPFTR-KAWASAKI1'40.928
16Hiroshi Aoyama7JPNDrive M7 AsparHONDA1'41.183
17Colin Edwards5USANGM Mobile Forward RacingYAMAHA1'41.252
18Cal Crutchlow35GBRDucati TeamDUCATI1'41.353
19Scott Redding45GBRGo & Fun Honda GresiniHONDA1'41.374
20Karel Abraham17CZECardion AB MotoracingHONDA1'41.578
21Danilo Petrucci9ITAIodaRacing ProjectIODA-SUTER1'41.589
22Michael Laverty70GBRPaul Bird MotorsportART & PBM1'41.914
23Broc Parkes23AUSPaul Bird MotorsportPBM1'42.171
24Mike Di Meglio63FRAAvintia Racing MotoGPFTR-KAWASAKI1'42.220

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Circuit Information

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Length 4.423 m / 2.748 miles
Left corners5
Right corners8
Longest straight607 m / 0.377 miles
Jerez Motor Racing Track
Carretera Jerez – Arcos, kilómetro 10
11405 Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz)
Tel: +34 956151100
Fax: +34 956151105
Pole Position1m 38.189s (162.164km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2008)
Race Lap1m 39.731s (159.657km/h) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2010)
Race Time45m 17.538s (158.200km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2010)
2012 Race WinnerCasey Stoner (Honda)
2013 Race WinnerDani Pedrosa (Honda)
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3-15-1, Senzui, Asaka-shi, Saitama-Pref., 351-0024 Japan

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