Marc Marquez and the Repsol Honda Team got their 2023 preparations underway in earnest with the traditional post-season Valencia test.

Completing 50 laps, Marc Marquez split his time across a number of RC213V machines to determine the direction HRC’s engineers need to follow over the winter. Assessing a number of parts and components for the RC213V, flying laps were not the main focus as the #93 ended the day with the 13th quickest time, a 1’30.676. Marquez was pleased with the first steps made by HRC engineers and is eager to see what will come in February.

Now a busy winter begins for the engineers back at HRC headquarters in Japan and for the riders at home training and in the gym as every works to be as prepared as possible for the next season. MotoGP action will resume in 2023 with the Sepang Test, February 10 – 12 where the newest and latest machines, parts and upgrades will appear for their assault on the 2023 crown.

Marc Marquez

13th 1'30.676

“It was an important day today. I tried everything I had to try today and we were really focused to finish what we needed to do for Honda, there was no need to put a new tyre and go for a time attack. I was hoping for a little more but we gathered a lot of information and were able to share a lot of feedback with all the engineers inside the garage. It’s good to see that Honda is working and has been able to bring some more parts here and I am already looking forward to seeing what they bring to Malaysia. Now we will enjoy a very short holiday before we begin preparing for 2023 because I need to stay focused and consistent to be as fit and ready as possible.”

MotoGP 2023

Valencia Test

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Marini Luca ITA 1'30.032
2 Vinales Maverick SPA 0.225
3 Bezzecchi Marco ITA 0.230
4 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR RNF MotoGP Team Aprilia 0.335
5 Espargaro Aleix SPA 0.366
6 Di Giannantonio Fabio ITA 0.451
7 Binder Brad RSA 0.464
8 Martin Jorge SPA 0.544
9 Quartararo Fabio FRA 0.546
10 Bastianini Enea 23 ITA Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 0.560
11 Zarco Johann FRA 0.594
12 Bagnaia Francesco ITA 0.623
13 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.644
14 Morbidelli Franco ITA 0.659
15 Marquez Alex 73 SPA Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati 0.680
16 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing KTM 0.725
17 Miller Jack 43 AUS Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.755
18 Mir Joan 36 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.882
19 Nakagami Takaaki JPN 1.049
20 Rins Alex 42 SPA LCR Honda Honda 1.196
21 Fernandez Raul 25 SPA RNF MotoGP Team Aprilia 1.308
22 Fernandez Augusto 37 SPA Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing KTM 1.698