The drought of MotoGP action has finally broken in Jerez as Marc Marquez and Alex Marquez returned to the circuit for a productive day of testing ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix.
With new protocols and ways of working in place, the Repsol Honda Team restarted their 2020 MotoGP World Championship campaign at the Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto ahead of the Gran Premio Red Bull de España. Two one and a half hour sessions allowed Marc Marquez and Alex Marquez to reacquaint themselves with the Honda RC213V around the circuit which will host the opening two rounds of 2020 season.
Marc Marquez set the pace in the first session of the day, the only rider to drop under the 1’38 barrier in the session. With a productive first morning back, Marc and the Repsol Honda Team continued their progress into the second session and steadily improved during the afternoon running. From his 67 laps, the eight-time World Champion’s 1’37.941 from the morning remained as the third fastest time of the day.
Alex Marquez was eager to return to track as he continues to prepare for his MotoGP debut. Consistently lapping in low 1’39s had the Moto2 World Champion within half a second of the top ten and 1.2 seconds off his team-mate. The afternoon session began with a small crash for Alex Marquez at Turn 6, the rider unharmed in the off and able to return to running once the red flag had been lifted. He concluded the day with a best time of 1’39.151.
Both riders will be back on track for the official start of the Gran Premio Red Bull de España at 09:55 Local Time on Friday, July 17th when FP1 begins.
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||1m 36.170s (165.5km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2022)|
|Race Lap||1m 37.216s (163.7km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2023)|
|Race Time||41m 00.554s (161.7km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2022)|
|2023 Race Winner||Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati)|
|2023 Sprint Winner||Brad Binder (KTM)|