Marc Marquez completed an active second day of testing at Phillip Island, finishing second with a time of 1’29.309” recorded on lap 20 of 107 (more than any other rider). On a day again marked by fine weather conditions (air 20° C, track 40° C), the reigning MotoGP World Champion continued his work on the setup of his RC213V. In the final hour he did two long runs of around 15 laps each, with most laps in the 1’29” range.

Dani Pedrosa woke up with a sore throat and a bit of a fever, and after a check-up in the Clinica Mobile, he and his team decided it would be prudent for him to rest for a while in an effort to recover some strength. Dani finally took to the track around 3 p.m. and bravely completed 40 laps despite his less-than-ideal condition. His best lap time of 1’30.245” placed him in 16th position. He hopes to feel better for the third and final day of the test tomorrow.

Marc Marquez

2ND 1:29.309

“It’s been a day of really hard work, and I’m a little bit tired, but it was the plan we had for today with the team and we did it! Together with my Engineers we decided to do many laps to try a few things, and we focused on riding as consistently as possible, trying to avoid any mistakes. I also did two long runs at the end of the day, to try different configurations of the electronics, and that allowed us to gather a lot of information. Anyway, as I said yesterday, we’re still missing something, because I’m not 100% comfortable, but we’re working in a good way. Hopefully these two long runs will allow us to find the areas where we can take a step forward. I also tried a new Michelin front tire and tomorrow we’ll try the rear one, as today we had no time to do it.”

Dani Pedrosa

16TH 1:30.245

“Unfortunately, near the end of yesterday’s session I started feeling a bit strange and things got worse overnight. This morning I couldn’t have breakfast as I wasn’t feeling good in my stomach and I had a bit of a fever and no strength. I could eat absolutely nothing until around 2 o’clock, so I just waited. I tried to do some laps in the afternoon, starting slowly, and although I improved a little lap by lap, I didn’t push hard. Anyway, now I’m feeling better and hopefully tomorrow I’ll be in better shape for the final day of the test.”

MotoGP 2017
Testing   Australia

Results Session

20º
Track Cond
40º
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1:28.847
2 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.462
3 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 0.478
4 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati 0.564
5 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 0.636
6 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 0.654
7 Folger Jonas 94 GER Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 0.817
8 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.827
9 Rins Alex 42 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.955
10 Miller Jack 43 AUS Octo Pramac Racing Ducati 0.991
11 Zarco Johann 5 FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1.033
12 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1.079
13 Abraham Karel 17 CZE Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati 1.295
14 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Octo Pramac Racing Ducati 1.303
15 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Ducati Team Ducati 1.350
16 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1.398
17 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1.505
18 Redding Scott 45 GBR Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1.588
19 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1.798
20 Baz Loris 76 FRA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 2.005
21 Lowes Sam 22 GBR Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 2.048
22 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 2.857
Location Information

Phillip Island, the self-styled home of Australian motorsport, is steeped in motor racing tradition, with the first car races having been held there on public roads in the 1920s. The first motorcycle races took place in 1931 and a permanent track was built in 1956. The circuit fell into disrepair… read more.

Length 4.448 kilometres / 2.764 miles
Width 13 metres
Left corners 7
Right corners 5
Longest straight 0.900 kilometres / 0.559 miles
Constructed 1956
Modified 1988

Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Phillip Island, Ventnor, Victoria, Australia - View in Google Maps

www.phillipislandcircuit.com.au

Records

Pole Position 1m 27.899s (182.1 km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2013)
Race Lap 1m 28.108s (181.7 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2013)
Race Time 40m 33.849s (177.6 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)
2017 Race Winner Marc Marquez (Honda)