Action resumed at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo as 2020 began in earnest with the traditional post-season test with the Repsol Honda Team’s 2020 riders.
Marc Marquez began his 2020 title defense two days after clinching a sensational 12th win of 2019. Starting early, Marc began to work through a busy day in Valencia. Just after 1PM Local Time he suffered a fall at Turn 13 but was unharmed and returned to running just after lunch. Completing a total of 60 laps, the reigning World Champion enjoyed a productive day and finished fifth fastest with a 1’30.698.
The opening day of testing saw Moto2 World Champion Alex Marquez try the new RC213V for the first time. Alex was victim to a harmless crash at Turn 10 on lap eight of the morning. Able to return to track just before lunch, Alex completed 53 laps on his debut as an HRC rider with a fastest time of 1’32.873 on his penultimate lap.
One more day of running awaits the riders at the Valencia circuit before transferring to Jerez for the final laps of calendar 2019.
Valencia Test Day 1
|1||Quartararo Fabio||20||FRA||Petronas Yamaha SRT||Yamaha||1'30.163|
|2||Vinales Maverick||12||SPA||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||0.164|
|3||Morbidelli Franco||21||ITA||Petronas Yamaha SRT||Yamaha||0.487|
|4||Dovizioso Andrea||4||ITA||Ducati Lenovo Team||Ducati||0.502|
|5||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||0.535|
|6||Mir Joan||36||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||0.648|
|7||Rins Alex||42||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||0.795|
|8||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||0.811|
|9||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||0.849|
|10||Miller Jack||43||AUS||Pramac Racing||Ducati||0.967|
|11||Crutchlow Cal||35||GBR||LCR Honda||Honda||1.020|
|12||Petrucci Danilo||9||ITA||Ducati Lenovo Team||Ducati||1.270|
|13||Lecuona Iker||27||SPA||Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing||KTM||1.482|
|14||Iannone Andrea||29||ITA||Aprilia Racing||Aprilia||1.511|
|15||Rabat Tito||53||SPA||Esponsorama Racing||Ducati||1.612|
|16||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||Aprilia Racing||Aprilia||1.652|
|17||Pedrosa Dani||26||SPA||KTM Test Team||KTM||1.700|
|18||Pirro Michele||51||ITA||Pramac Racing||Ducati||1.853|
|19||Abraham Karel||17||CZE||Esponsorama Racing||Ducati||1.871|
|20||Smith Bradley||38||GBR||Aprilia Racing||Aprilia||1.927|
|21||Binder Brad||33||RSA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||2.482|
|22||Bradl Stefan||6||GER||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||2.670|
|23||Marquez Alex||73||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||2.710|
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 31.116s (158.2km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2019)|
|Race Time||45m 54.228s (157 km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2016)|
|2020 Race Winner||Race 1: Joan Mir (Suzuki) || Race 2: Franco Morbidelli (Yamaha)|