Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa has completed the three-day tyre test in Phillip Island, signalling an end to his Winter testing schedule and a gruelling six days testing in the past eight days.
With weather conditions changing drastically from yesterday, air temperatures down by 13ºC and the track 20ºC cooler, Dani waited until 12pm to go out on track, as light rain threatened the cliff top circuit. Fortunately, the rain never came and Dani was able to follow Bridgestone’s schedule. He recorded his fastest time of 1’29.458 on lap 18 and ended his day with a longer run of 14 laps, taking his total for the day to 32, and over the three days to 178 laps.
The next time Dani will be on track, he will be rejoined by his teammate Marc Marquez, for the first practice session of the season opening Qatar Grand Prix, on Thursday 20th March.
|1||Lorenzo Jorge||99||SPA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||1'29.068|
|2||Pedrosa Dani||26||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1'29.458|
|3||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||1'29.554|
|4||Crutchlow Cal||35||GBR||Mission Winnow Ducati||Ducati||1'29.606|
|5||Dovizioso Andrea||04||ITA||Mission Winnow Ducati||Ducati||1'30.101|
Phillip Island, the self-styled home of Australian motorsport, is steeped in motor racing tradition, with the first car races having been held there on public roads in the 1920s. The first motorcycle races took place in 1931 and a permanent track was built in 1956. The circuit fell into disrepair… read more.
|Length||4.448 kilometres / 2.764 miles|
|Longest straight||0.900 kilometres / 0.559 miles|
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Phillip Island, Ventnor, Victoria, Australia - View in Google Maps
|Pole Position||1m 27.899s (182.1 km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2013)|
|Race Lap||1m 28.108s (181.7 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2013)|
|Race Time||40m 33.849s (177.6 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)|
|2018 Race Winner||Maverick Vinales (Yamaha)|