After another double podium in yesterday’s Spanish GP, Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa were back on track today in Jerez, Andalucia for the first official post-race test of the season.

Both riders went out on track at 10:10am and set to work on their testing programmes planned by HRC. Yesterday’s race winner Marc spent the day focusing on the electronics, as well as testing a different rear suspension setting and completed a fastest lap of 1’38.737 on lap 28 of 55, placing him on 1st place for the day. Dani, who missed out on second place yesterday by just 0.098s, worked mainly on chassis geometry and set his fastest time on lap 44 of 51 with a time of 1’39.377.

The team will now pack up and make their way to Le Mans for the French GP in two weeks time.

Marc Marquez

“Today went rather well and we were able to draw some very positive conclusions. We didn't really have anything important to test out, but there were some things that you don't have time to look at over during a Grand Prix weekend; things like the electronics, the start strategy or some different setups. Despite feeling comfortable, we tested things out in order to have some ideas for the future. We tried a different rear suspension but in the end I went back to what we basically had used throughout the weekend. I felt most comfortable with it that way."

Dani Pedrosa

“We did a lot of suspension testing today and made some setup changes to the chassis. It was all to try and find a better balance that will allow us to perform better in races. In general we did some good testing today and made some progress, although now we have to go to Le Mans and confirm that the changes are positive. We will have to see if what we have found here adapts well to the different temperature and track layout there, because here it was very hot and it will be cold in France. We shall see if we can adapt and get the best performance out of the tyres."

MotoGP 2014
Testing Round 4   Spain

Testing Results

Sunny
Humidity
33%
Track Temp
45°C
Air Temp
29°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'38.737
2 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'38.999
3 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'39.063
4 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'39.377
5 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Go & Fun Honda Gresini Honda 1'39.635
6 Bradl Stefan 6 GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 1'39.713
7 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'39.780
8 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 1'39.797
9 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'39.840
10 Aoyama Hiroshi 7 JPN Aspar Team Honda 1'39.881
11 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 1'40.077
12 Redding Scott 45 GBR Go & Fun Honda Gresini Honda 1'40.276
13 Pirro Michele 51 ITA Ducati Ducati 1'40.717
14 Abraham Karel 17 CZE AB Motoracing Honda 1'40.723
15 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Ducati Team Ducati 1'41.231
16 Laverty Michael 70 GBR Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 1'41.357
17 Parkes Broc 23 AUS Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 1'41.925
18 Corsi Simone ITA Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 1'42.333
19 Di Meglio Mike 63 FRA Avintia Racing Avintia 1'42.912
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

Circuito de Jerez, Jerez, Spain - View in Google Maps

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)