With another 139 laps completed; the Repsol Honda Team made the most of valuable track time as the final test session of 2019 commences.

Joining the on-track action shortly after 11am Local Time, Marc Marquez and Alex Marquez began the final test of 2019 in Jerez. The goal for this last test is to gather the final bits of data ahead of the winter testing ban in order for the 2020 RC213V to be well prepared for the Sepang test in early February 2020.

Marc Marquez continued to work on the various new components of the Repsol Honda Team RC213V and completed 69 laps around the 4.4km long Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto. As in Valencia, lap times were not the focus for the eight-time World Champion as he worked towards defending his premier class crown. A best time of 1’38.227 saw Marc end the first day in sixth position. The reigning champion suffered a crash at Turn 13 but was able to return to track.

The Jerez test allowed rookie Alex Marquez to try the RC213V on a new circuit as he continued to learn the intricacies of a MotoGP machine. With the second test so close to the end of the Valencia test, there was little time to make major changes in his preparation, but Alex was again happy with what he was able to learn about the bike. 70 laps later, Alex ended the day with a best time of 1’39.413 – just over a second back on his teammate. The time saw him finish the day as the leading rookie.

Both Repsol Honda Team riders will be back out Tuesday, November 26 for one final day of running.

Marc Marquez

Sixth 1'38.227

“Again today we tried some different things for 2020, assessing two different directions. It looks like tomorrow the weather could be a little bit tricky, so we had to alter our plan a little bit to make sure we got the most out of today. This part of the season is very important, so we have to stay very focused here and keep working. The crash today was my mistake, I ran wide and at that time the outside of the track was a little damp so I lost the front. Fortunately I am OK, I just went to the medical centre for a precautionary check.”

Alex Marquez

17th 1'39.413

“Today we tried to improve and close the distance to the front while learning how to work with my team for next year. Throughout the day we were able to make steady improvements and I was able to work a lot with used tyres, to understand how I need to change my riding to make the most out of them. We didn’t fit any new tyres at the end as it started raining a little bit, but I am happy. I think today went better than both days in Valencia as I was more comfortable right away.”

MotoGP 2020
Testing   Spain

Jerez Test Day 1

Dry
Track Temp
19.7°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'37.131
2 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 0.754
3 Mir Joan 36 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.881
4 Rins Alex 42 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.958
5 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 0.986
6 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1.096
7 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 1.122
8 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1.217
9 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1.227
10 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1.343
11 Miller Jack 43 AUS Pramac Racing Ducati 1.361
12 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1.369
13 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1.620
14 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1.628
15 Rabat Tito 53 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1.972
16 Guintoli Sylvain 50 FRA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 2.017
17 Marquez Alex 73 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 2.282
18 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Aprilia Racing Test Team Aprilia 2.457
19 Pirro Michele 51 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 2.521
20 Lecouna Iker 27 SPA Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 2.802
21 Binder Brad RSA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 2.849
22 Granado Eric BRA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 5.925
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

www.circuitodejerez.com

Records

Pole Position 1m 36.880s (164.3km/h) Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha, 2019)
Race Lap 1m 38.051s (162.3km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2019)
Race Time 41m 08.685s (161.2km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2019)
2019 Race Winner Marc Marquez (Honda)