After another double podium in yesterday’s Spanish GP, Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa were back on track today in Jerez, Andalucia for the first official post-race test of the season.
Both riders went out on track at 10:10am and set to work on their testing programmes planned by HRC. Yesterday’s race winner Marc spent the day focusing on the electronics, as well as testing a different rear suspension setting and completed a fastest lap of 1’38.737 on lap 28 of 55, placing him on 1st place for the day. Dani, who missed out on second place yesterday by just 0.098s, worked mainly on chassis geometry and set his fastest time on lap 44 of 51 with a time of 1’39.377.
The team will now pack up and make their way to Le Mans for the French GP in two weeks time.
|1||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1'38.737|
|2||Lorenzo Jorge||99||SPA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||1'38.999|
|3||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||1'39.063|
|4||Pedrosa Dani||26||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1'39.377|
|5||Bautista Alvaro||19||SPA||Go & Fun Honda Gresini||Honda||1'39.635|
|6||Bradl Stefan||6||GER||LCR Honda MotoGP||Honda||1'39.713|
|7||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||1'39.780|
|8||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||NGM Forward Racing||Forward Yamaha||1'39.797|
|9||Smith Bradley||38||GBR||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||1'39.840|
|10||Aoyama Hiroshi||7||JPN||Aspar Team||Honda||1'39.881|
|11||Iannone Andrea||29||ITA||Pramac Racing||Ducati||1'40.077|
|12||Redding Scott||45||GBR||Go & Fun Honda Gresini||Honda||1'40.276|
|14||Abraham Karel||17||CZE||AB Motoracing||Honda||1'40.723|
|15||Barbera Hector||8||SPA||Ducati Team||Ducati||1'41.231|
|16||Laverty Michael||70||GBR||Paul Bird Motorsport||PBM||1'41.357|
|17||Parkes Broc||23||AUS||Paul Bird Motorsport||PBM||1'41.925|
|18||Corsi Simone||ITA||Athina Forward Racing||Forward Yamaha||1'42.333|
|19||Di Meglio Mike||63||FRA||Avintia Racing||Avintia||1'42.912|
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)|