Unfortunately heavy rain has ended the post-race test in Montmelo for the Repsol Honda Team after just 90 minutes. Marc Marquez went out on track as soon as the lights turned green at 10am and teammate Dani Pedrosa followed at 10h30, but they only managed a few exits before rain showers arrived, and progressively built into a heavy thunderstorm.

Nevertheless, Marc was able to complete three exits and had an opportunity to test last year’s chassis – equipped with the 2015 engine, swing arm and exhaust – and gave positive first impressions. He completed a total of twenty laps, recording his fastest time of 1’42.197 on lap three, placing him 4th fastest.

Dani had planned to test electronic settings, the new exhaust and some other setup parts but his test programme was also cut short, only managing sixteen laps with his fastest time of 1’42.386 arriving on lap five, leaving him 6th for the day.

The team will now head north for the Dutch TT in Assen in two weeks time.

Marc Marquez

4th 1’42.197 [lap 3/20]

"We didn’t have much luck with the weather today, it started to rain very early on and we could only do three runs. The important thing is that the one point we did try – last year’s chassis with this year’s swingarm and engine gave us a positive feeling. We have to confirm our findings and compare the telemetry, because it wasn’t a huge step forward and we couldn’t do many laps, but the first impressions were good. The rain interrupted our work, but we'll see if we can continue working in this way because I’m feeling better on the bike all the time."

Dani Pedrosa

6th 1’42.386 [lap 5/16]

"The idea we had for today was to make different adjustments to the bike and try to improve different aspects of it. But in the end we were only able to make two runs on track, and only on one of these did we test the electronics. The truth is that we couldn’t really do much more, because it started to rain a lot."

MotoGP 2015
Testing Round 7   Catalunya

Results Session

Dry / Wet
Humidity
61%
Track Temp
37°C
Air Temp
24°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'42.018
2 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'42.069
3 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'42.127
4 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'42.197
5 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL Pramac Racing Ducati 1'42.332
6 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'42.386
7 Miller Jack 43 AUS LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 1'42.512
8 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'42.673
9 Bradl Stefan 6 GER Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 1'42.747
10 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 1'42.857
12 Redding Scott 45 GBR EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1'43.134
13 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 1'43.143
14 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'43.219
15 Di Meglio Mike 63 FRA Avintia Racing Ducati 1'44.054
16 Baz Loris 76 FRA Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 1'44.249
17 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE Aspar Team Honda 1'44.517
18 Melandri Marco 33 ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'45.107
Location Information

In 1989, through the joint collaboration of the Catalan Autonomous Government, the Montmeló Town Council and the Royal Automobile Club of Catalunya (RACC), work began on giving one of Europe’s most beautiful cities a state of the art race track to match. The Circuit de Catalunya opened on the doorstep… read more.

Length 4.655 kilometres / 2.890 miles
Width 12 metres
Left corners 5
Right corners 8
Longest straight 1.047 kilometres / 0.651 miles
Constructed 1991
Modified 1995

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló, Catalunya, Spain - View in Google Maps

www.circuitcat.com

Records

Pole Position 1m43.589s (Marc Marquez - Honda 2016)
Race Lap 1m45.969s (Jonas Folger - Yamaha 2017)
Race Time 44m37.589s (Valentino Rossi - Yamaha 2016)
2017 Race Winner Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati)