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.
Day 1 Classification
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)|