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

Sunny
Track Temp
29°C
Air Temp
22°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1:37.968
2 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1:38.185 / 0.217
3 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda 1:38.348 / 0.380
4 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 1:38.376 / 0.408
5 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1:38.517 / 0.549
6 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 1:38.659 / 0.691
7 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1:38.749 / 0.781
8 Miller Jack 43 AUS Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 1:38.816 / 0.848
9 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Angel Nieto Team Ducati 1:38.830 / 0.862
10 Mir Joan 36 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1:38.956 / 0.988
11 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1:39.008 / 1.040
12 Rabat Tito 53 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1:39.097 / 1.129
13 Rins Alex 42 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1:39.150 / 1.182
14 Bagnaia Francesco 63 ITA Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 1:39.157 / 1.189
15 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1:39.241 / 1.273
16 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 1:39.414 / 1.446
17 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 1:39.564 / 1.596
18 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Aprilia Racing Test Team Aprilia 1:40.174 / 2.206
19 Zarco Johann 5 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1:40.192 / 2.224
20 Abraham Karel 17 CZE Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1:40.438 / 2.470
21 Syahrin Hafizh 55 MAL Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 1:40.630 / 2.662
22 Guintoli Sylvain 50 FRA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1:40.743 / 2.775
23 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 1:41.699 / 3.731
24 Baiocco Matteo 15 ITA Aprilia Racing Test Team Aprilia 1:42.766 / 4.798
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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www.circuitodejerez.com

Records

Pole Position 1m37.653s (163.0km/h) Cal Crutchlow (Honda, 2018)
Race Lap 1m 38.735s (161.2km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2015)
Race Time 41m39.678s (159.300km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2018)
2018 Race Winner Marc Marquez (Honda)