Fresh from yesterday’s Spanish GP, Repsol Honda Team riders Marc Marquez and Hiroshi Aoyama were back on track in Jerez today working on HRC’s testing programme.

Due to fatigue from his injury and in order to give him a chance to recover, Marc – who finished second yesterday – only tested for two hours but it was important to receive his feedback on the new swingarm HRC brought from Japan. Marc completed 31 laps with his best time 1’38.968 placing him 5th fastest.

Hiroshi, who unfortunately crashed out of the race badly brushing his shoulder, managed to complete some of his test schedule today. He also tried the new swingarm and then after lunch he worked on Öhlins suspension items and electronics. He managed 60 laps with a fastest time of 1’40.342.

The HRC engineers will now take this valuable feedback back to Japan to prepare ahead of the French GP in two week’s time.

Marc Marquez

5th 1’38.968 [lap 4 / 31]

"I'm happy with the work we have done today. I put in a few laps, as we planned last night, basically just to test out a swingarm. HRC engineers wanted us to analyse it to find out if we could use it in the coming races, to see where we can improve and which direction to continue working in. We have drawn some very positive conclusions that have allowed us to improve in some aspects today, and we have obtained a lot of information for further development with things that have been a little bit more difficult, for example corner entry.”

Hiroshi Aoyama

19th 1’40.342 [lap 28 / 60]

"It was a productive test even if my physical condition wasn’t 100%. This morning I still had some pain but it’s important to get back on the bike after having a big crash and get the feeling back. Today we tested some new parts including a different swing arm and some suspension. We found some positive things which I hope is useful for the engineers to take back to Japan and help Honda for the rest of the season."

MotoGP 2015
Testing Round 4   Spain

Results Session

dry
Humidity
54%
Track Temp
44°C
Air Temp
25°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'38.508
2 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'38.550
3 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 1'38.814
4 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'38.890
5 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'38.968
6 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'39.339
7 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL Pramac Racing Ducati 1'39.357
8 Redding Scott 45 GBR Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1'39.370
9 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'39.475
10 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'39.654
11 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'39.766
12 Bradl Stefan 6 GER Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 1'39.887
13 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 1'39.892
14 Hayden Nicky 69 USA Aspar Team Honda 1'39.909
15 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE Aspar Team Honda 1'40.101
16 Baz Loris 76 FRA Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 1'40.186
17 Miller Jack 43 AUS LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 1'40.248
18 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Avintia Racing Ducati 1'40.260
19 Aoyama Hiroshi 7 JPN Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'40.342
20 Abraham Karel 17 CZE AB Motoracing Honda 1'40.654
21 Di Meglio Mike 63 FRA Avintia Racing Ducati 1'41.085
22 Melandri Marco 33 ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'41.825
Location Information

Built in 1986 and hosting its first Grand Prix one year later, the circuit of Jerez is now one of the most popular MotoGP venues and the focal point for a city fanatical about sport. Set in a slight valley in the south of Spain, Jerez is blessed with consistently… read more.

Length 4.423 kilometres / 2.748 miles
Width 11 metres
Left corners 5
Right corners 8
Longest straight 0.607 kilometres / 0.377 miles
Constructed 1986
Modified 2002

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Records

Pole Position 1m 37.910s (162.2km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2015)
Race Lap 1m 38.735s (161.2km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2015)
Race Time 44m 57.246s (159.300km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2015)
2016 Race Winner Valentino Rossi (Yamaha)