Following yesterday’s double podium finish, Championship leader Marc Marquez and teammate Dani Pedrosa were back on track today for a one-day official post-race test.
The Repsol Honda duo carried out similar testing programs, including electronics settings to improve the power delivery on corner exits, a new chassis and a new exhaust. Marc found some positives points and gathered ample data that he thinks the HRC engineers will be able to build on in the next races. Dani had already tried the new chassis and had raced on it yesterday, and today he continued to carry out some comparison tests.
Both riders suffered small crashes, Dani in turn 2 around 1:30 p.m., Marc later in the afternoon at turn 5. Neither incident involved consequences for the riders, but they were prevented from completing all of the planned tests with the Michelin new rear tyres.
Marc set the eighth-quickest time in 1’45.029 on lap 42 of 77. Dani finished the day 10th with a time of 1’45.379 on lap 21 of 39.
|1||Crutchlow Cal||35||GBR||LCR Honda||Honda||1'43.963|
|2||Lorenzo Jorge||99||SPA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||1'44.202|
|3||Vinales Maverick||25||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||1'44.310|
|4||Iannone Andrea||29||ITA||Mission Winnow Ducati||Ducati||1'44.390|
|5||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||1'44.717|
|6||Barbera Hector||8||SPA||Avintia Racing||Ducati||1'44.889|
|7||Dovizioso Andrea||4||ITA||Mission Winnow Ducati||Ducati||1'44.968|
|8||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1'45.029|
|9||Redding Scott||45||GBR||Octo Pramac Yakhnich||Ducati||1'45.328|
|10||Pedrosa Dani||26||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1'45.379|
|11||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||1'45.454|
|12||Smith Bradley||38||GBR||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||1'45.670|
|13||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||1'45.835|
|14||Bautista Alvaro||19||SPA||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||1'46.338|
|15||Petrucci Danilo||9||ITA||Octo Pramac Yakhnich||Ducati||1'46.515|
|16||Bradl Stefan||6||GER||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||1'46.524|
|17||Miller Jack||43||AUS||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||Honda||1'47.005|
|18||Rabat Tito||53||SPA||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||Honda||1'47.481|
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|
|Longest straight||1.047 kilometres / 0.651 miles|
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló, Catalunya, Spain - View in Google Maps
|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)|
|2019 Race Winner||Marc Marquez (Honda)|