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

Sunny
Humidity
38%
Track Temp
48°C
Air Temp
29°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'38.916
2 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.104
3 Rabat Tito 53 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 0.446
4 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 0.572
5 Zarco Johann 5 FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 0.618
6 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 0.811
7 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.822
8 Rins Alex 42 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.877
9 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.881
10 Miller Jack 43 AUS Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 0.883
11 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 0.999
12 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1.088
13 Syahrin Hafizh 55 MAL Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1.192
14 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1.208
15 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1.546
16 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda 1.625
17 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1.805
18 Redding Scott 45 GBR Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1.816
19 Simeon Xavier 10 BEL Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 2.229
20 Luthi Tom 12 SWI EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 2.291
21 Guintoli Sylvain 50 FRA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 2.400
22 Kallio Mika 36 FIN Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 3.060
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

www.circuitcat.com

Records

Pole Position 1m38.680s (168.8km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati, 2018)
Race Lap 1m40.021s (165.5km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati, 2018)
Race Time 40'13.566 (165.6km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati, 2018)
2018 Race Winner Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati)