Monday, November 10, 2014

Repsol Honda's Pedrosa Test Results from MotoGP Day 1 of Off Season Testing in Valencia, Marquez Turns Exhibition Laps with Brother Alex

Press Release

Valencia Post Race Test

Monday, November 10th 2014

  Valenciana - Testing Report

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Sunny 18°C
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Pedrosa kicks off 2015 season for Repsol Honda with Marquez brothers taking an exhibition ride

Pedrosa kicks off 2015 season for Repsol Honda with Marquez brothers taking an exhibition ride

Fresh from their second successive Triple Crown, the Repsol Honda Team were back on track in Valencia today for the first official test of 2015.
After a long season, Marc decided – together with HRC – that he would not test today, and only his teammate Dani Pedrosa took to the track to begin his test programme. He began the half day test aboard his 2014 spec machine and then crossed over onto the 2015 prototype – an updated version from the Brno test earlier in the year. He completed a total of 33 laps with his best time of 1’31.602 (lap 15) placing him 6th for the day.
Instead of testing today, Marc and his brother Alex – who was crowned Moto3 World Champion yesterday – took advantage of the kind gift from HRC to Alex to test ride Marc’s MotoGP machine, in recognition of his World Title success, the first one for Honda in Moto3. The two brothers completed 12 exhibition laps on Marc’s two bikes, riding in tandem around the Valencia track.
The test will continue tomorrow and Wednesday with 2014 World Champion Marc joining the rest of the field in an official capacity tomorrow.
Team Quotes
Dani Pedrosa profile image
Dani Pedrosa
6th - 1'31.602 - laps 33
“On this first day of testing we put in only a few laps, just to try out some basic things. The test begins for real tomorrow, which is when we will try to find a good setup. Today we just verified that the bikes work well and that everything is in its right place.”
Marc Marquez profile image
Marc Marquez
Exhibition lap only
"It was a wonderful experience riding with Alex and following him around the track! Sometimes it got a bit too much for him to take in, which is normal because it was his first laps on a MotoGP bike. I really enjoyed myself, but also had a bit of trouble going behind him because sometimes he went a little wide. Overall, he did very well. Coming from Moto3 and completing some laps on a MotoGP bike is difficult and he surprised us with how well he adapted. Alex enjoyed this experience; we’ll see if in the future we can repeat it!”
Alex Marquez
Exhibition lap only
"I am very happy to have tried the MotoGP bike. Yesterday I fulfilled a dream that I had, and today I fulfilled another. It’s not every day you can try a bike like this! I want to thank Honda and especially Shuhei Nakamoto for this opportunity that they have given me. It is a great gift after becoming Moto3 World Champion. What impressed me the most was the power that the bike has. The feeling you get when you're on the straight is incredible and braking is amazing too, plus the time between corners is greatly reduced. At first I was a little stiff on the bike, but I think I held up well. It was a lot of fun and I ended up a little tired!”

testing results

  Valencia Post Race Test
1Jorge Lorenzo99ESPMovistar Yamaha MotoGPYAMAHA1'30.975
2Pol Espargaro44ESPMonster Yamaha Tech 3YAMAHA1'31.118
3Bradley Smith38GBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3YAMAHA1'31.204
4Valentino Rossi46ITAMovistar Yamaha MotoGPYAMAHA1'31.250
5Andrea Iannone29ITADucati TeamDUCATI1'31.465
6Dani Pedrosa26ESPRepsol Honda TeamHONDA1'31.602
7Andrea Dovizioso4ITADucati TeamDUCATI1'31.644
8Cal Crutchlow35GBRCWM LCR HondaHONDA1'31.847
9Michele Pirro51ITADucati Test TeamDUCATI1'32.054
10Yonny Hernandez68COLEnergy T.I. Pramac RacingDUCATI1'32.146
11Hector Barbera8ESPAvintia Racing MotoGPDUCATI1'32.190
12Stefan Bradl6GERNGM Mobile Forward RacingFORWARD YAMAHA1'32.209
13Danilo Petrucci9ITAPramac RacingDUCATI1'32.314
14Aleix Espargaro41ESPTeam Suzuki MotoGPSUZUKI1'32.315
15Scott Redding45GBRMarc VDS Racing TeamHONDA1'32.998
16Alex De Angelis15RSMOcto IodaRacing TeamAPRILIA1'33.132
17Maverick Vinales25ESPTeam Suzuki MotoGPSUZUKI1'33.268
18Karel Abraham17CZECardion AB MotoracingHONDA1'33.446
19Mike Di Meglio63FRAAvintia Racing MotoGPDUCATI1'33.594
20Loris Baz76FRANGM Mobile Forward RacingFORWARD YAMAHA1'33.834
21Eugene Laverty50IRLDrive M7 AsparHONDA1'34.320
22Jack Miller43AUSCWM LCR HondaHONDA1'34.633
23Alvaro Bautista19ESPFactory Aprilia GresiniAPRILIA1'34.919
24Alex Hoffmann66GERAprilia Test TeamAPRILIA1'35.646
25Marco Melandri33ITAFactory Aprilia GresiniAPRILIA1'35.959
26Marc Marquez93ESPRepsol Honda TeamHONDA1'36.181
27Alex Marquez12ESPRepsol Honda TeamHONDA1'36.658

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Circuit Information

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Length4.005 m / 2.489 miles
Left corners9
Right corners5
Longest straight876 m / 0.544 miles
Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana
Autovía A3 Valencia-Madrid
Salida 334. 46380 - Cheste
(Valencia) SPAIN

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Pole position1m 30.237s (159.7km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2013)
Race lap1m 31.515s (157.5km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2014)
Race time46m 10.302s (156.1 km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2013)
2013 Race WinnerJorge Lorenzo (Yamaha)
2014 Race WinnerMarc Marquez (Honda)
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