After yesterday’s dominant 1-2 result by Pedrosa and Marquez (which, following Marc’s victory in Austin, with Dani third, made it back-to-back double-podium finishes for the Repsol Honda Team), the pair was back on track today at Jerez for a one-day test, with air and ground temperatures of 29° and 43° Celsius, respectively.

The Repsol Honda men had a busy testing schedule to go through, including comparisons with the new exhaust they received in Austin (and which Dani had only tried briefly), as well as tests of some electronics updates, Michelin front tyres (in Medium and Hard specs), and their RC213V setup.

Marc lapped more than any other rider and was second-fastest for the day, just 0.002” off the top with his time of 1’38.637” on lap 26 of 96. Dani was also very close, finishing the day third with a time of 1’38.716” on lap 48 of 52, only 0.081” down on the best lap.

Marc Marquez

2nd 1'38.637

“I’m quite happy with today’s test. We did many laps and tried many things, working hard. It took us half the day to set up this new exhaust, but I think it was important as it has some potential. It was positive and now we must evaluate if we should use it in Le Mans or carry out some more comparisons. Anyway, we took some steps forward, especially with used tyres. I’m happy because we worked a lot with the hard rear and it was a positive day. I also tried the front tyre that Michelin brought here to test, and it gives me more stability on the brakes, more feedback on turning. I like it. Of course now they’ll collect the feedback of all the other riders, so we’ll see what they decide regarding that.”

Dani Pedrosa

3rd 1'38.716

“Today we had perfect track conditions, pretty similar to yesterday but I would say with more grip. I think it was quite a positive day because we tested the front tyres Michelin brought here and did some comparison tests. I’m happy because it was important to have the chance to test the tyre in this kind of good conditions. It gives a bit of a different feeling, but of course the setting is important to understand which one is better, as it must be adapted. Today the feeling was positive enough, and now we’ll see what choice will be made and we’ll deal with it as well as possible. That will be our attitude regarding this matter. We also did some comparison tests with the exhaust I had only tried very briefly in Austin. There’s potential there for some improvement, and we just need to fix some details to make everything work better. We also made some improvements with the electronics and confirmed that our base setup was working. Now we’ll sum up everything to prepare for Le Mans.”

MotoGP 2017
Testing   Spain

Results Session

Sunny
Humidity
21%
Track Temp
43°C
Air Temp
29°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'38.635
2 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.002
3 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.081
4 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 0.364
5 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 0.395
6 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Ducati Team Ducati 0.489
7 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 0.684
8 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 0.825
9 Zarco Johann 5 FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 0.893
10 Redding Scott 45 GBR Octo Pramac Racing Ducati 0.901
11 Miller Jack 43 AUS Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 0.913
12 Rabat Tito 53 SPA Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 0.941
13 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1.019
14 Folger Jonas 94 GER Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1.162
15 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Octo Pramac Racing Ducati 1.244
16 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1.324
17 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1.476
18 Tsuda Takuya 22 JPN Suzuki Test Team Suzuki 1.528
19 Baz Loris 76 FRA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1.742
20 Kallio Mika 36 FIN Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1.747
21 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1.828
22 Lowes Sam 22 GBR Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1.937
23 Guintoli Sylvain 50 FRA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 2.625
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)
2017 Race Winner Dani Pedrosa (Honda)