The final three day test of the year has ended in Jerez, Spain, with Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa collecting valuable information for the HRC technicians to return to Japan with to analyse.
Both riders spent the majority of this test on the 2016 specification bike and Magneti Marelli software, and on this final day both Marc and Dani carried out a final comparison between the 2015 and 2016 engines with the new software. Marc had two crashes on this concluding day – a high side in turn three and lost the front in turn one – thankfully avoiding injury and completed a total of 67 laps with his best time of 1’39.17. Dani did a total of 77 laps with his fastest time of 1’39.93.
This has been an important test in order to prepare for the 2016 in the best way possible. There is now a testing ban through December and January and the next time the riders will be on track is in Sepang at the beginning of February.
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)|