A full day of testing at the Mandalika circuit for the Repsol Honda Team produced interesting data and learnings for Marc Marquez, second, and Pol Espargaro, eighth.
After Friday’s interrupted running due to wet weather conditions, the MotoGP paddock’s weather worries were eased as the rain stayed away from the Lombok circuit, despite dark clouds building just behind the back of the circuit. Another day of running continued to improve the track condition as riders began to dip into the 1’31s throughout the day.
Saturday was another day of steady improvements and progress for Marc Marquez on his way to second place on the time sheets. Across the course of 74 laps, the #93 set a best time of 1’31.481 – an improvement of 2.3 seconds over his previous day’s best. Like the rest of the field, his lap came in the closing stages of the day. But Marquez’s finishing position was not important to him, instead enjoying an ever-improving feeling with the bike and in turn an improved ability to produce quick laps.
Pol Espargaro was again busy as he set about his testing plan, completing 76 laps on the second day and setting a best time of 1’31.605. This time came in the closing half an hour of the day as the MotoGP grid switched into time attack mode for the first time this test. Ending the day eighth overall, Espargaro was pleased with his work on the penultimate day of testing – especially with his speed over longer runs.
Sunday in Indonesia marks the end of pre-season testing for the 2022 MotoGP World Championship, tomorrow the last day for the Repsol Honda Team to prepare ahead of the 2022 Qatar GP. Practice for the first race of the year will begin on Friday, March 04.
Mandalika Test Day Two
|1||Marini Luca||10||ITA||Mooney VR46 Racing Team||Ducati||1'31.289|
|2||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||0.192|
|3||Vinales Maverick||12||SPA||Aprilia Racing||Aprilia||0.227|
|4||Quartararo Fabio||20||FRA||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||0.275|
|5||Mir Joan||36||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||0.297|
|6||Zarco Johann||5||FRA||Pramac Racing||Ducati||0.297|
|7||Bastianini Enea||23||ITA||Team Gresini Racing MotoGP||Ducati||0.310|
|8||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||0.316|
|9||Martin Jorge||89||SPA||Pramac Racing||Ducati||0.376|
|10||Bagnaia Francesco||62||ITA||Ducati Lenovo Team||Ducati||0.436|
|11||Binder Brad||33||RSA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||0.525|
|12||Morbidelli Franco||21||ITA||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||0.560|
|13||Rins Alex||42||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||0.595|
|14||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||Aprilia Racing||Aprilia||0.617|
|15||Nakagami Takaaki||30||JPN||LCR Honda||Honda||0.629|
|16||Marquez Alex||73||SPA||LCR Honda||Honda||0.691|
|17||Di Giannantonio Fabio||49||ITA||Team Gresini Racing MotoGP||Ducati||0.758|
|18||Oliveira Miguel||88||POR||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||0.911|
|19||Dovizioso Andrea||4||ITA||WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team||Yamaha||1.014|
|20||Miller Jack||43||AUS||Ducati Lenovo Team||Ducati||1.029|
|21||Fernandez Raul||25||SPA||RNF MotoGP Team||Aprilia||1.112|
|22||Bezzecchi Marco||73||ITA||Mooney VR46 Racing Team||Ducati||1.182|
|23||Gardner Remy||87||AUS||Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing||KTM||1.309|
|24||Binder Darryn||40||RSA||WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team||Yamaha||1.764|
Mandalika International Street Circuit (known as Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit) is located in the Mandalika resort area on the Central Lombok Regency in West Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia. The circuit is a venue for Asia Talent Cup, Superbike World Championship and Grand Prix motorcycle racing races.
|Longest Straight||723 m|
|Pole Position||1'31.067 (170.0Km/h) Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha, 2022)|
|Race Lap||1'38.7490 (156.7Km/h) Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha, 2022)|
|Race Time||33'27.223 (154.2Km/h) Miguel Oliveira (KTM, 2022)|
|2022 Winner||Miguel Oliveira (KTM)|