There was no doubting the commitment of Pol Espargaro nor Marc Marquez as the pair put in an impressive amount of work during the test, ending as the fifth and 15th fastest riders but most importantly with a wealth of data collected.

Fresh from the Grand Prix, the Repsol Honda Team were straight back to work for a one-day test in Jerez along with the rest of the MotoGP field. Looking to continue refining the new Honda RC213V, both Pol Espargaro and Marc Marquez were out on track from early in the day. Between them they completed 145 laps.

Wracking up an impressive 85 laps, the most of any rider, and setting a best time of 1’37.556, Pol Espargaro was content with the day’s work in Jerez. After a hard Spanish GP weekend, Monday’s test allowed Espargaro and his team to reconfirm some of their findings from the weekend and explore potential options for the future. Fifth fastest, Espargaro was most pleased by the data and information taken from the day.

Marc Marquez’s day ended after 60 laps, the Repsol Honda Team rider splitting his time between three Honda machine as he explored a variety of settings on the bike. A best time of 1’37.940 had him as the 15th fastest rider of the day, though single-lap speed was far from the focus of the day. The work continues for the #93 and his team to return to running consistently at the front.

The Repsol Honda Team will now enjoy a well-earned week of rest before the French GP in Le Mans on May 15.

Pol Espargaro

5th 1'37.556

“We needed to do a lot of laps today to understand everything and it’s been productive. Information is so important in MotoGP so no matter what you try at a test, you are able to make progress and today we got a lot of information. We tried many things today and as always, there were some positives and negatives. Of course you want more and to be faster, but I’m pleased with the lap we did on medium tyres. Let’s see if what we have done will pay off in Le Mans now, that’s the goal.”

Marc Marquez

15th 1'37.940

"It was a good and important day and we were able to try some things. Like always, some things worked well and other things were not as we needed. We tried a few different aerodynamic parts to understand them at a shorter, tighter track like Jerez because the pre-season was at long and fast tracks like Sepang and Mandalika. The information from today has been good but we need to keep on working. Now we look forward to Le Mans"

MotoGP 2022
Testing   Spain

Jerez Test Results

Dry
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Zarco Johann 5 FRA Pramac Racing Ducati 1'37.136
2 Binder Brad 33 RSA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.158
3 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.302
4 Miller Jack 43 AUS Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 0.320
5 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.420
6 Mir Joan 36 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.620
7 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Aprilia 0.638
8 Rins Alex 42 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.642
9 Martin Jorge 89 SPA Pramac Racing Ducati 0.645
10 Bastianini Enea 23 ITA Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati 0.666
11 Marquez Alex 73 SPA LCR Honda Honda 0.669
12 Bagnaia Francesco 62 ITA Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 0.671
13 Bezzecchi Marco 73 ITA Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati 0.687
14 Marini Luca 10 ITA Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati 0.761
15 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.804
16 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA Aprilia Racing Aprilia 0.930
17 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.941
18 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team Yamaha 1.043
19 Di Giannantonio Fabio 49 ITA Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati 1.135
20 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda 1.153
21 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1.183
22 Gardner Remy 87 AUS Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing KTM 1.453
23 Binder Darryn 40 RSA WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team Yamaha 1.761
24 Savadori Lorenzo 32 ITA Aprilia Racing Test Team Aprilia 1.791

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Location Information

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
Width 11 metres
Left corners 5
Right corners 8
Longest straight 0.607 kilometres / 0.377 miles
Constructed 1986
Modified 2002
Resurfacing Complete resurfacing before 2018 round

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Records

Pole Position 1m 36.170s (165.5km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2022)
Race Lap 1m 37.669s (163.0km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2022)
Race Time 41m 00.554s (161.7km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2022)
2022 Race Winner Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati)