With no rest after yesterday’s Catalan Grand Prix, Marc Marquez, Dani Pedrosa, their crews, and the HRC engineers returned to the track today to continue their relentless work on the RC213V’s development during an official post-race test.

Marc was the fastest of the day with his lap of 1’38.916” on lap 86 of 88. Dani finished the day seventh with a time of 1’39.738” on lap 75 of 77.

Marc Marquez

1st 1'38.916 (86/88)

“We worked a lot today as we had several things to test, some of which were quite important. As always in testing, some of them worked well, and others were good in that we gathered information for the future. We also worked on the electronics and aerodynamics. At the end of the day, we put together all the good things we had found, and I was able to set a fast time. Anyway, the most important thing is that we had a good test.”

Dani Pedrosa

7th 1'39.738 (75/77)

“Today we worked from 10 in the morning to 6 in the afternoon, non-stop, so thanks to the team for making a great effort; each modification required hard work, and we tried many. Basically, we worked on the bike’s geometry. It wasn’t easy to understand everything because the temperature increased a lot over the day, affecting the track conditions. Still, though we always have to keep our feet on the ground, we hope we were able to find a few things, including a slight modification to the geometry settings compared to the race. We’ll go in that direction now and see if we’ve chosen the right path.”

MotoGP 2018
Testing   Catalunya

Testing Results

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Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
Location Information

In 1989, through the joint collaboration of the Catalan Autonomous Government, the Montmeló Town Council and the Royal Automobile Club of Catalunya (RACC), work began on giving one of Europe’s most beautiful cities a state of the art race track to match. The Circuit de Catalunya opened on the doorstep… read more.

Length 4.627 kilometres / 2.875 miles
Width 12 metres
Left corners 5
Right corners 8
Longest straight 1.047 kilometres / 0.651 miles
Constructed 1991
Modified 2018

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló, Catalunya, Spain - View in Google Maps



Pole Position 1m38.639s (169.9km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2023)
Race Lap 1m39.939 (167.7km/h) Johann Zarco (Ducati, 2021)
Race Time 40'21.749 (166.1km/h) Miguel Oliveira (KTM, 2021)
2023 Sprint Winner Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia)
2023 Race Winner Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia)