Fresh from yesterday’s Spanish GP, Repsol Honda Team riders Marc Marquez and Hiroshi Aoyama were back on track in Jerez today working on HRC’s testing programme.
Due to fatigue from his injury and in order to give him a chance to recover, Marc – who finished second yesterday – only tested for two hours but it was important to receive his feedback on the new swingarm HRC brought from Japan. Marc completed 31 laps with his best time 1’38.968 placing him 5th fastest.
Hiroshi, who unfortunately crashed out of the race badly brushing his shoulder, managed to complete some of his test schedule today. He also tried the new swingarm and then after lunch he worked on Öhlins suspension items and electronics. He managed 60 laps with a fastest time of 1’40.342.
The HRC engineers will now take this valuable feedback back to Japan to prepare ahead of the French GP in two week’s time.
|1||Lorenzo Jorge||99||SPA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||1'38.508|
|2||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||1'38.550|
|3||Crutchlow Cal||35||GBR||CWM LCR Honda||Honda||1'38.814|
|4||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||1'38.890|
|5||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1'38.968|
|6||Smith Bradley||38||GBR||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||1'39.339|
|7||Hernandez Yonny||68||COL||Pramac Racing||Ducati||1'39.357|
|8||Redding Scott||45||GBR||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||Honda||1'39.370|
|9||Vinales Maverick||25||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||1'39.475|
|10||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||1'39.654|
|11||Bautista Alvaro||19||SPA||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||1'39.766|
|12||Bradl Stefan||6||GER||Athina Forward Racing||Forward Yamaha||1'39.887|
|13||Petrucci Danilo||9||ITA||Pramac Racing||Ducati||1'39.892|
|15||Laverty Eugene||50||IRE||Aspar Team||Honda||1'40.101|
|16||Baz Loris||76||FRA||Athina Forward Racing||Forward Yamaha||1'40.186|
|17||Miller Jack||43||AUS||LCR Honda||Honda||1'40.248|
|18||Barbera Hector||8||SPA||Avintia Racing||Ducati||1'40.260|
|19||Aoyama Hiroshi||7||JPN||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1'40.342|
|20||Abraham Karel||17||CZE||AB Motoracing||Honda||1'40.654|
|21||Di Meglio Mike||63||FRA||Avintia Racing||Ducati||1'41.085|
|22||Melandri Marco||33||ITA||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||1'41.825|
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|
|Longest straight||0.607 kilometres / 0.377 miles|
|Resurfacing||Complete resurfacing before 2018 round|
Circuito de Jerez, Jerez, Spain - View in Google Maps
|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)|