The sun re-emerged today in Valencia, after rain almost completely wrecked testing yesterday. After the track had dried out, the riders finally took to the circuit around 12pm local time, with Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa looking to complete a busy test schedule.

It was Marc’s first outing on the updated 2015 prototype (since Brno test) and it proved very valuable for the HRC engineers. Marc reported positively on some areas, including the chassis front end, but admitted the engine braking, exit of corner and also rear of the chassis still needs work. His fastest time of 1’30.973 (just 0.130 off Rossi’s pole time on Saturday) on lap 58 of 68 (aboard the 2014 machine) placed him fastest on this final day.

Dani, who spent a few laps on the new machine on Monday, continued his test programme today and commented on the more powerful Honda engine. He also confessed the new 2015 RC213V needs some fine tuning before the lights go out in Qatar at the end of March. His time of 1’31.119 (lap 23/57) – on the 2015 prototype – put him in second place behind his teammate.

This is the final MotoGP test before the Winter testing ban kicks in at the end of November. The next time Marc and Dani will be on track will be in Malaysia in February 2015.

Marc Marquez

1st 1’30.973 (68 laps)

“Today went well because we were able to gather a lot of data. We tried out both bikes: this year's and the 2015 machine. The new prototype has more potential in some aspects but, as is normal, I felt better with the 2014 bike - with which I set my fastest time. It’s true that in one day we have not had too much time to work on setting up the new prototype, but I think that it has potential and that this test has been important for Honda because of the information obtained. The HRC engineers have also found out which way to go this Winter to try to improve for the test in Malaysia, which takes place in February. Thanks to all my team and to all the fans for an unforgettable 2014!”

Dani Pedrosa

2nd 1’31.119 (57 laps)

“Today testing was a lot more productive. The weather allowed us to set better times and we were able to put in a lot of laps to try out things with the new engine and new bike. Overall the test has been positive and the job of all our colleagues in HRC this Winter will be very important. The technicians here in Valencia have gathered a lot of data to take back to Japan and I’m sure we’ll see a big development when we’re back on track in Sepang next year.”

MotoGP 2015
Testing   Valencia

Testing Results

Dry
Humidity
54%
Track Temp
18°C
Air Temp
18°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'30.973
2 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'31.119
3 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'31.164
4 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'31.288
5 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'31.301
6 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'31.365
7 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 1'31.665
8 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 1'31.774
9 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL Pramac Racing Ducati 1'31.914
10 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'31.973
11 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Avintia Racing Ducati 1'32.007
12 Pirro Michele 51 ITA Ducati Test Team Ducati 1'32.113
14 Redding Scott 45 GBR EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1'32.621
15 Bradl Stefan 6 GER Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 1'32.784
16 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'32.810
17 Di Meglio Mike 63 FRA Avintia Racing Ducati 1'32.922
18 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'33.216
19 Baz Loris 76 FRA Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 1'33.486
20 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE Aspar Team Honda 1'33.509
21 Miller Jack 43 AUS LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 1'33.746
22 Melandri Marco 33 ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'34.336
Location Information

The Circuito de la Comunitat Valenciana was completed in 1999 and held rounds of the MotoGP and Spanish Motorcycle Championships in the same year. The Cheste track has several layouts, running anti-clockwise with varying lengths. MotoGP events are held on a 4km track comprising of five right handed corners, eight… read more.

Length 4.005 kilometres / 2.489 miles
Width 12 metres
Left corners 9
Right corners 5
Longest straight 0.876 kilometres / 0.544 miles
Constructed 1999

Circuito de la Comunidad Valenciana Ricardo Tormo, Cheste, Spain - View in Google Maps

www.circuitvalencia.com

Records

Pole Position 1m 29.401s (161.2km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2016)
Race Lap 1m 31.171s (158.1km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2016)
Race Time 45m 54.228s (157 km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2016)
2017 Race Winner Dani Pedrosa (Honda)