Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Repsol Honda Reports on Testing at Valencia Where 2013 MotoGP World Champion Marquez Sets Fast Time


World Champion Marquez fastest in Valencia Test
 The Repsol Honda Team were back on track in Valencia today in preparation for the 2014 season. Newly crowned World Champion, Marc Marquez, was fastest on this second day (the team did not test yesterday), with teammate Dani Pedrosa in third.

HRC had two different prototypes for the riders to test side by side, one from mid-season and an evolution machine. Marc had a busy day testing, completing 77 laps in total with his fastest lap of 1'30.536 coming on lap 75. Dani also had a busy programme completing 72 laps and recording his fastest lap on lap 67 with 1'30.948.
Marc Marquez   1st   1'30.536
“After the celebrations, we were back on the bike today and I felt comfortable from the beginning. Today's testing was important, because we gathered a lot of data and tried out two different bikes: the prototype that we had already ridden at Misano, and a new one brought in especially for this test. They are fairly similar and we were able to make a few improvements, but we still have some changes to configure. We set good times with both bikes and were consistent with our pace. Tomorrow we will focus on just one machine and work on setting it up in more detail”

Dani Pedrosa   3rd   1'30.948
“Today we mixed our testing between the 2013 and 2014 bikes. The track conditions were good and there was a lot of grip, so we were able to put in a lot of laps. In general it was a good day of testing and we pushed every part to the limit to try and see the pros and cons of each one. We found some references with the new bike, as there are already a few changes: For example, the ECU, which is the same for everyone. We have also worked on some other aspects of the bike and are trying to adapt to them. There is still a lot to be done and tomorrow we will continue working to carry on progressing”

Testing Results
1Marc Marquez1'30.536SPAHONDARepsol Honda Team
2Jorge Lorenzo1'30.768SPAYAMAHAYamaha Factory Racing
3Dani Pedrosa1'30.948SPAHONDARepsol Honda Team
4Stefan Bradl1'30.990GERHONDALCR Honda MotoGP
5Alvaro Bautista1'31.208SPAHONDAGo & Fun Honda Gresini
6Bradley Smith1'31.397GBRYAMAHAMonster Yamaha Tech 3
7Valentino Rossi1'31.414ITAYAMAHAYamaha Factory Racing
8Andrea Dovizioso1'31.661ITADUCATIDucati Team
9Pol Espargaro1'31.836SPAYAMAHAMonster Yamaha Tech 3
10Andrea Iannone1'31.844ITADUCATIEnergy T.I. Pramac Racing Team
11Cal Crutchlow1'32.114GBRDUCATIDucati Team
12Michele Pirro1'32.473ITADUCATIDucati Test Team
13Nicky Hayden1'32.576USAHONDAPower Electronics Aspar
14Yonny Hernandez1'32.800COLDUCATIIgnite Pramac Racing Team
15Aleix Espargaro1'32.847SPAFTR-YAMAHANGM Mobile Forward Racing
16Colin Edwards1'33.149USAFTR-YAMAHANGM Mobile Forward Racing
17Michael Laverty1'33.672GBRPBMPaul Bird Motorsport
18Randy De Puniet1'33.833FRAPBMPaul Bird Motorsport
19Scott Redding1'34.541GBRFTR-HONDAGo & Fun Honda Gresini
20Michael Laverty1'34.618GBRPBMPaul Bird Motorsport
21Hiroshi AoyamaNO TIMEJAPHONDAPower Electronics Aspar
22Hector BarberaNO TIMESPAFTRAvintia Blusens
23Hector BarberaNO TIMESPAFTRAvintia Blusens
 Circuit information
First race1999
GPs held15
Race distance120.150km / 74.670 miles
Track length4.005km / 2.489 miles
Track width12m
Longest straight0.876km / 0.544 miles
Corners14 (5 right, 9 left)
Pole positionRight
Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana
Autovía A3 Valencia-Madrid
Salida 334. 46380 - Cheste
(Valencia) SPAIN
T: +34 96 252 52 20

 Circuit records
Pole position1m 30.237s (159.7km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2012)
Race lap1m 31.628s (157.3km/h) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2013)
Race time46m 10.302s (156.1km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2013)
2013 WinnerJorge Lorenzo (Yamaha)


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