Championship leader Marc Marquez and teammate Dani Pedrosa were back on track in Jerez for a one-day Official Post-Race Test, finding sunny and fair weather conditions that were similar to yesterday’s race, with air and ground temperatures of 27° and 42° C, respectively.

The Repsol Honda men worked on HRC’s intense testing program, which included a new swingarm and a fairing with new winglets, and tried three new front tyres brought by Michelin for the test.

Marc was fastest for the day with his time of 1’39.313 on lap 11 of 91, despite a small crash without consequences in turn 2 during his last run. Dani finished the day fifth with a time of 1’39.646 on lap 65 of 76.

Marc Marquez

1'39.313 91 laps

“We’re satisfied after today because we tested out a lot of different things. We not only tried some new winglets and a new swingarm, but we also did a lot of laps to try to understand or rule out different setups. The most striking thing for people was our testing three different winglets. The aerodynamic side of things had a lot of untapped potential; now that this has been opened up, we can work a lot on this aspect because there seems to be no limit to what you can do with it. We also tested three different front tyres today, but the one that we used this weekend was working well too”.

Dani Pedrosa

1'39.646 76 laps

“Today we basically tried to improve on the feeling we had in yesterday’s race. It’s been a strange day, because the weather was fantastic and the asphalt offered a very good level of grip, but the lap times weren’t much different to what we saw over the Grand Prix weekend. We tried different suspension options and found some solutions that allowed us to have more grip when riding out of corners. We also worked on corner entry, trying to get the bike quicker both in the fast turns and on entry to the slower corners. At the end we tested three different front-tyre compounds and one of them was clearly better than what we currently have, which is positive.”

MotoGP 2016
Testing Round 4   Spain

Results Session

Sunny
Track Temp
42°C
Air Temp
27°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'39.313
2 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'39.332
3 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'39.536
4 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'39.632
5 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'39.646
6 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'39.682
7 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 1'39.812
8 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'39.879
9 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'39.942
10 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'40.027
11 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'40.335
12 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL Aspar Team Ducati 1'40.351
13 Bradl Stefan 6 GER Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'40.674
14 Miller Jack 43 AUS EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1'40.681
15 Redding Scott 45 GBR Octo Pramac Yakhnich Ducati 1'40.844
16 Rabat Tito 53 SPA EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1'40.919
17 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Aspar Team Ducati 1'40.960
18 Pirro Michele 51 ITA Ducati Test Team Ducati 1'41.442
19 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE Aspar Team Ducati 1'41.462
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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www.circuitodejerez.com

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)