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.
|1||Lorenzo Jorge||99||SPA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||1'30.975|
|2||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||1'31.118|
|3||Smith Bradley||38||GBR||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||1'31.204|
|4||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||1'31.250|
|5||Iannone Andrea||29||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||1'31.465|
|6||Pedrosa Dani||26||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1'31.602|
|7||Dovizioso Andrea||4||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||1'31.644|
|8||Crutchlow Cal||35||GBR||LCR Honda||Honda||1'31.847|
|9||Pirro Michele||51||ITA||Ducati Test Team||Ducati||1'32.054|
|10||Hernandez Yonny||68||COL||Pramac Racing||Ducati||1'32.146|
|11||Barbera Hector||8||SPA||Avintia Racing||Ducati||1'32.190|
|12||Bradl Stefan||6||GER||Athina Forward Racing||Forward Yamaha||1'32.209|
|13||Petrucci Danilo||9||ITA||Pramac Racing||Ducati||1'32.314|
|14||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||1'32.315|
|15||Redding Scott||45||GBR||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||Honda||1'32.998|
|16||De Angelis Alex||15||RSM||E-Motion IodaRacing Team||ART||1'33.132|
|17||Vinales Maverick||25||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||1'33.268|
|18||Abraham Karel||17||CZE||AB Motoracing||Honda||1'33.446|
|19||Di Meglio Mike||63||FRA||Avintia Racing||Ducati||1'33.594|
|20||Baz Loris||76||FRA||Athina Forward Racing||Forward Yamaha||1'33.834|
|21||Laverty Eugene||50||IRE||Aspar Team||Honda||1'34.320|
|22||Miller Jack||43||AUS||LCR Honda MotoGP||Honda||1'34.633|
|23||Bautista Alvaro||19||SPA||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||1'34.919|
|24||Hoffmann Alex||66||GER||Aprilia Test Team||Aprilia||1'35.646|
|25||Melandri Marco||33||ITA||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||1'35.959|
|26||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1'36.181|
|27||Marquez Alex||12||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1'36.658|
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|
|Longest straight||0.876 kilometres / 0.544 miles|
Circuito de la Comunidad Valenciana Ricardo Tormo, Cheste, Spain - View in Google Maps
|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)|