Marc Marquez, who turns 25 years old today, was the fastest man during the second day of the Thai test in Buriram, and the the only rider to drop into the 1’29” bracket, with a time of 1’29.969” on lap 91 of 97.

On a day again marked by sunny, hot weather conditions, the reigning MotoGP World Champion worked on the setup and aerodynamics of his RC213V, in addition to testing the new rear-tyre specs that Michelin brought to the test.

Marc’s teammate Dani Pedrosa ended just behind him, a mere 0.158” down, keeping a very strong pace over the day and even leading the standings for some time, while working on suspension, electronics, and tyres. As was the case yesterday, the final 15 minutes of the session were dedicated to practicing starts.

Testing will end tomorrow.

Marc Marquez

1st 1'29.979 (on lap 91 of 97)

“First of all, I’d like to say thank you to all my fans as I’ve received many, many messages for my birthday! The best way to celebrate is on my bike, as I really enjoy riding it! Today was a good day. We started by playing with the setup a bit in the beginning of the session. Then we went on to try some Michelin rear tyres, which weren’t bad, and we also worked on the aerodynamics. At the end of the day, we put together our best package and we went faster. We’ll see how it goes tomorrow, as it seems that the track gets better and better every day, and so do the other riders. That said, I think we’re doing a great job in our garage and we’ll try to continue on that path.”

Dani Pedrosa

2nd 1'30.127 (on lap 39 of 71)

“We’re working a lot these days because we have to understand many things, like the track, the setup, and so on. Today we were able to keep a better pace than yesterday, and we’ve already improved the riding and the setting a bit. We’re not there yet however, as we want to continue making progress. We tested some Michelin tyres, though it seems that they won’t be the ones we’ll use for the race, and we worked on suspension, electronics, and the gearbox setting among other things. Tomorrow we’ll probably also work on the aerodynamics. So far we’re working well, and tomorrow we’ll try to make the best of the final day!”

MotoGP 2018
Testing   Thailand

Day 2

Sunny
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'29.969
2 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.158
3 Miller Jack 43 AUS Pramac Racing Ducati 0.216
4 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.305
5 Zarco Johann 5 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.391
6 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 0.398
7 Rins Alex 42 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.477
8 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 0.521
9 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Mission Winnow Ducati Ducati 0.525
10 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Mission Winnow Ducati Ducati 0.760
11 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.806
12 Rabat Tito 53 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 0.886
13 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Angel Nieto Team Ducati 0.914
14 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.919
15 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda 0.932
16 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1.144
17 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1.161
18 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1.216
19 Kallio Mika 36 FIN Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1.629
20 Redding Scott 45 GBR Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1.668
21 Abraham Karel 17 CZE Angel Nieto Team Ducati 1.692
22 Luthi Tom 12 SWI EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 2.025
23 Syahrin Hafizh 55 MAL Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 2.029
24 Simeon Xavier 10 BEL Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 2.298
Location Information

Designed by German architect Herman Tilke, the Buriram International Circuit opened in 2014 and will see MotoGP™ making its debut this season. Located around 410km northeast from the country’s capital of Bangkok, the town of Buriram in the Buriram province literally translates into “city of happiness”, and its typically hot… read more.

Length 4.6 km / 2.83 miles
Width 12 metres / 39.37 ft.
Left corners 7
Right corners 5
Longest straight 1 km / 3280.84 ft.
Constructed 2014
Modified /

444 Moo 15 Buriram Chang Wat Buri Ram 31000, Thailand - View in Google Maps

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Records

Track Best lap (Q1 Best Lap) 1m30.031s (181.9Km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2018)
Pole Position 1m30.088s (182.0Km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2018)
Race Lap 1m31.471s (179.2.0Km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2018)
Race Time 39'55.722 (177.9Km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2018)