MotoGP Official Test - Misano - Testing
Date : 16/09/2013 Weather : Sunny intervals Air : 26°C Track : 40°C Humidity : 54%

Marquez and Pedrosa complete post-race Monday test in Misano

Marquez and Pedrosa complete post-race Monday test in Misano

After yesterday's double podium in the San Marino GP, Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa were back on track today testing at the Misano circuit.

It was a productive day for the Spanish riders who had a busy test programme. Honda Racing Corporation brought the next evolution of the 2014 bike to test, complete with new Magneti Marelli hardware. Both Marc and Dani reported positive feedback on its development but agreed there were still areas to improve. The HRC engineers will now return to Japan with the data collected in order to complete the final stages of the 2014 project in time for the Valencia test.

Marc and Dani also tested a new swing arm and some other small parts on the current 2013 RC213V machine to assist them in the final five races and their battle for the Championship.

Marc, who had a small crash in turn twelve whilst trying a new geometry on his current bike, set the fastest time of the day, on the new 2014 machine, with 1'33.264 on lap 70 of 71, just three tenths off his record pole time from Saturday of 1'32.915. Dani was sixth fastest for the day with 1'33.892 recorded on lap 57 of 74 on his current machine.

Marc Marquez  Marc Marquez - 1st - 1'33.264
"The day went well and we tried out a lot of things with the setup - above all the geometry - and we made considerable improvements. We've also gathered some useful data, so this test has been very useful ahead of the five remaining races. We also rode next year's prototype, which I feel fairly comfortable with already. We've worked well and the important thing is that we have a good foundation"
Dani Pedrosa  Dani Pedrosa - 6th - 1'33.892
"We've tried out a lot of things today, with a view to solving the rear grip issue that we've been having. Generally speaking, that was the focus for today and some things we experimented with worked well - and others not so well. As for the new bike, I only put in three or four laps with it and we still need to make various changes for the next time we ride with it, after Valencia. Making adjustments to the new machine wasn't our main objective today"

Testing Results

1 Marc Marquez 1'33.264 SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
2 Jorge Lorenzo 1'33.502 SPA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing
3 Valentino Rossi 1'33.660 ITA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing
4 Cal Crutchlow 1'33.780 GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
5 Alvaro Bautista 1'33.877 SPA HONDA Go & Fun Honda Gresini
6 Dani Pedrosa 1'33.892 SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
7 Stefan Bradl 1'34.015 GER HONDA LCR Honda MotoGP
8 Andrea Dovizioso 1'34.118 ITA DUCATI Ducati Team
9 Nicky Hayden 1'34.252 USA DUCATI Ducati Team
10 Andrea Iannone 1'34.378 ITA DUCATI Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Team
11 Bradley Smith 1'34.414 GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
12 Michele Pirro 1'34.652 ITA DUCATI Ignite Pramac Racing Team
13 Randy De Puniet 1'35.097 FRA ART Power Electronics Aspar
14 Hiroshi Aoyama 1'35.501 JPN FTR Avintia Blusens
15 Danilo Petrucci 1'35.671 ITA IODA-SUTER Came IodaRacing Project
16 Yonny Hernandez 1'36.277 COL PBM Paul Bird Motorsport
17 Hector Barbera 1'36.348 SPA FTR Avintia Blusens
18 Colin Edwards 1'36.402 USA FTR-KAWASAKI NGM Mobile Forward Racing
19 Claudio Corti 1'36.540 ITA FTR-KAWASAKI NGM Mobile Forward Racing
20 Michael Laverty 1'37.699 GBR PBM Paul Bird Motorsport
21 Michele Magnoni 1'39.107 ITA IODA-SUTER Came IodaRacing Project

Circuit information

First race 1980
GPs held 17
Laps 28
Race distance 118.328km / 73.528 miles
Track length 4.226km / 2.626 miles
Track width 12m
Longest straight 0.600km / 0.37 miles
Corners 16 (10 right, 6 left)
Pole position Left
Grandstands capacity 5,000
Circuit total capacity 75,000


Circuit records

Pole position 1m32.915s (163.7km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2013)
Race lap 1m33.906s (162.008km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2011)
Race time 44m 05.522s ( Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2013)
2013 Winner Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha)
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