The MotoGP riders completed the second and final day of testing during the last testing session of the year at Jerez de La Frontera in Spain, with Marc Marquez second fastest and just 0.025” off fellow HRC rider Takaaki Nakagami.

Marc and Jorge Lorenzo took advantage of another day in ideal weather conditions to continue their preparation for the new season. Marc set his fastest time of 1’37.970” on lap 53/56. Meanwhile, Jorge finished a very positive fourth with a time of 1’38.105” on his 65th –and final–lap.

It has been a long and successful racing season for the Repsol Honda Team, and the preparation for next year has got off to a positive start. Testing will resume after the winter break, when Marc and Jorge are back on the track in Malaysia, on 6-8 February 2019.

Marc Marquez

2nd 1'37.970 (lap 53/56)

“Today we worked more on the details of the setup and straight away this morning the feeling was very good. We spent time testing some medium and hard Michelin rear tyres and then we continued with testing new things. Some of the updates were very good and some less so, as is normal. We improved in the engine area but we have to continue working on this, and on the chassis area as well. We have a lot of information to analyse now. At the end of the day I put the soft tyre on for the first time and we did a good lap time, even though that wasn’t our main priority. We’re happy with how the test went and now it’s time to take a rest!”

Testing   Spain

Day 2 Classification

Sunny
Track Temp
29°C
Air Temp
22°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda 1:37.945
2 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1:37.970 / 0.025
3 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 1:38.066 / 0.121
4 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1:38.105 / 0.160
5 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1:38.109 / 0.164
6 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 1:38.118 / 0.173
7 Miller Jack 43 AUS Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 1:38.207 / 0.262
8 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1:38.292 / 0.347
9 Bagnaia Francesco 63 ITA Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 1:38.333 / 0.388
10 Rins Alex 42 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1:38.522 / 0.577
11 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 1:38.596 / 0.651
12 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 1:38.761 / 0.816
13 Rabat Tito 53 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1:38.876 / 0.931
14 Mir Joan 36 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1:38.931 / 0.986
15 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1:39.144 / 1.199
16 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Angel Nieto Team Ducati 1:39.338 / 1.393
17 Abraham Karel 17 CZE Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1:39.744 / 1.799
18 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1:39.826 / 1.881
19 Zarco Johann 5 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1:39.864 / 1.919
20 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1:40.156 / 2.211
21 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Aprilia Racing Test Team Aprilia 1:40.325 / 2.380
22 Guintoli Sylvain 50 FRA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1:40.498 / 2.553
23 Syahrin Hafizh 55 MAL Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 1:40.520 / 2.575
24 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 1:40.577 / 2.632
25 Baiocco Matteo 15 ITA Aprilia Racing Test Team Aprilia 1:41.907 / 3.962
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
Resurfacing Complete resurfacing before 2018 round

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Records

Pole Position 1m37.653s (163.0km/h) Cal Crutchlow (Honda, 2018)
Race Lap 1m 38.735s (161.2km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2015)
Race Time 41m39.678s (159.300km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2018)
2018 Race Winner Marc Marquez (Honda)