Over 250 laps later, the Valencia Test comes to a close for the Repsol Honda Team as they prepare to head for Jerez before officially beginning the winter break.

The Valencia test drew to a close after two productive days of running in the wake of the final race of the year. Despite some cold mornings, the weather remained dry and sunny across the two days with improvements on the second.

Completing 131 laps over the two days, reigning champion Marc Marquez leaves Valencia pleased with the information gathered ahead of the 2020 season. With a variety of parts and settings tested, Marc ended the post-race test as the seventh fastest rider thanks to a 1’30.556 set on the second day.

The second day of testing brought 79 more laps aboard the RC213V for MotoGP rookie Alex Marquez, this was the most laps completed by a rider today. Improving his best lap time by over half a second from day one to day two, Alex Marquez heads to Jerez hungry to continue making progress and further his understanding of the MotoGP machine.

A final pre-winter test at Jerez will offer both riders and engineers alike a chance to gather the last pieces of information to help further develop the 2020 machine over winter. The Repsol Honda Team will enjoy a brief rest before returning to track with Marc Marquez and Alex Marquez at the Andalusian track on November 25 and 26.

Marc Marquez

7th 1'30.556

“It has been a good test and we have started to understand the 2020 bike, or at least the first version. We tried some things with the engine and the chassis, like always there were some positives and negatives. I did my best time today with the prototype bike, this was a positive. Now in five days we will be back to work in Jerez and I think that this will help us even more to understand the bike. I’m looking forward to it. The goal is to confirm our findings from here and make a further plan.”

Alex Marquez

22nd 1'32.235

“I’m quite happy with how the test went, lap by lap we are understanding the bike more and more. I did a lot of laps today so physically I am a little tired because I’m still a bit stiff on the bike but this will improve with more laps. We did a lot on used tyres to improve our pace and learn the behaviour more. Of course, we still need to improve more and work on some things, but I am satisfied with what we have done today and in this test. Now we go to Jerez, I’m looking forward to being on the bike again after really enjoying the bike.”

MotoGP 2020
Testing   Valencia

Valencia Test Combined Times

Dry
Humidity
33%
Track Temp
16°C
Air Temp
16°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'29.849
2 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 0.164
3 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 0.265
4 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 0.467
5 Mir Joan 36 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.578
6 Rins Alex 42 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.654
7 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.707
8 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 0.816
9 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.836
10 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.932
11 Miller Jack 43 AUS Pramac Racing Ducati 1.005
12 Rabat Tito 53 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1.409
13 Pirro Michele 51 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1.575
14 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1.584
15 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA KTM Test Team KTM 1.621
16 Lecouna Iker 27 SPA Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 1.666
17 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1.677
18 Abraham Karel 17 CZE Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1.748
19 Bradl Stefan 6 GER Repsol Honda Team Honda 1.808
20 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1.825
21 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Aprilia Racing Test Team Aprilia 2.241
22 Marquez Alex 73 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 2.386
23 Binder Brad RSA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 2.518
Location Information

The Circuito de la Comunitat Valenciana was completed in 1999 and held rounds of the MotoGP and Spanish Motorcycle Championships in the same year. The Cheste track has several layouts, running anti-clockwise with varying lengths. MotoGP events are held on a 4km track comprising of five right handed corners, eight… read more.

Length 4.005 kilometres / 2.489 miles
Width 12 metres
Left corners 9
Right corners 5
Longest straight 0.876 kilometres / 0.544 miles
Constructed 1999

Circuito de la Comunidad Valenciana Ricardo Tormo, Cheste, Spain - View in Google Maps

www.circuitvalencia.com

Records

Pole Position 1m 29.401s (161.2km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2016)
Race Lap 1m 31.116s (158.2km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2019)
Race Time 45m 54.228s (157 km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2016)
2019 Race Winner Marc Marquez (Honda)