The Repsol Honda Team started their final test of 2018 today, before the mandatory winter break. The first day of the two-day session, held at Jerez de la Frontera (Spain), was blessed by perfect weather conditions. Only in the morning were the asphalt and air temperatures a bit chilly, prompting 2018 World Champion Marc Marquez and teammate Jorge Lorenzo to wait until noon before taking to the track.

Marc stopped one and a half hours before the official end of the session at 5:30 p.m. and was fifth-fastest on the day with a best time of 1’38.517”, recorded on lap 28 of 55. Jorge was a close seventh after completing 56 laps, with a best time of 1’38.749”.

The test will end tomorrow.

Marc Marquez

5th 1'38.517 (lap 28/55)

“We started with this season’s bike before swapping to the new one. We did that in order to try and better understand a few things, because the feeling is different. Tomorrow we’ll concentrate more on the new version. Today we mainly worked on the bike’s base setup and tried some new details. Our race pace was good. I already feel comfortable on the bike, and tomorrow we’ll work to further adjust the setup and geometry, besides continuing to try new particulars. I think the base is good and that we’re going on the correct direction.”

Testing   Spain

Day 1 Classification

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Air Temp
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
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

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)