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MotoGP - Valencia - Testing
Date : 12/11/2013 Weather : Sunny Air : 22°C Track : 25°C Humidity : 41%

World Champion Marquez fastest in Valencia Test

World Champion Marquez fastest in Valencia Test

The Repsol Honda Team were back on track in Valencia today in preparation for the 2014 season. Newly crowned World Champion, Marc Marquez, was fastest on this second day (the team did not test yesterday), with teammate Dani Pedrosa in third.

HRC had two different prototypes for the riders to test side by side, one from mid-season and an evolution machine. Marc had a busy day testing, completing 77 laps in total with his fastest lap of 1'30.536 coming on lap 75. Dani also had a busy programme completing 72 laps and recording his fastest lap on lap 67 with 1'30.948.

Marc Marquez  Marc Marquez - 1st - 1'30.536
"After the celebrations, we were back on the bike today and I felt comfortable from the beginning. Today's testing was important, because we gathered a lot of data and tried out two different bikes: the prototype that we had already ridden at Misano, and a new one brought in especially for this test. They are fairly similar and we were able to make a few improvements, but we still have some changes to configure. We set good times with both bikes and were consistent with our pace. Tomorrow we will focus on just one machine and work on setting it up in more detail"
Dani Pedrosa  Dani Pedrosa - 3rd - 1'30.948
"Today we mixed our testing between the 2013 and 2014 bikes. The track conditions were good and there was a lot of grip, so we were able to put in a lot of laps. In general it was a good day of testing and we pushed every part to the limit to try and see the pros and cons of each one. We found some references with the new bike, as there are already a few changes: For example, the ECU, which is the same for everyone. We have also worked on some other aspects of the bike and are trying to adapt to them. There is still a lot to be done and tomorrow we will continue working to carry on progressing"

Testing Results


1 Marc Marquez 1'30.536 SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
2 Jorge Lorenzo 1'30.768 SPA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing
3 Dani Pedrosa 1'30.948 SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
4 Stefan Bradl 1'30.990 GER HONDA LCR Honda MotoGP
5 Alvaro Bautista 1'31.208 SPA HONDA Go & Fun Honda Gresini
6 Bradley Smith 1'31.397 GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
7 Valentino Rossi 1'31.414 ITA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing
8 Andrea Dovizioso 1'31.661 ITA DUCATI Ducati Team
9 Pol Espargaro 1'31.836 SPA YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
10 Andrea Iannone 1'31.844 ITA DUCATI Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Team
11 Cal Crutchlow 1'32.114 GBR DUCATI Ducati Team
12 Michele Pirro 1'32.473 ITA DUCATI Ducati Test Team
13 Nicky Hayden 1'32.576 USA HONDA Power Electronics Aspar
14 Yonny Hernandez 1'32.800 COL DUCATI Ignite Pramac Racing Team
15 Aleix Espargaro 1'32.847 SPA FTR-YAMAHA NGM Mobile Forward Racing
16 Colin Edwards 1'33.149 USA FTR-YAMAHA NGM Mobile Forward Racing
17 Michael Laverty 1'33.672 GBR PBM Paul Bird Motorsport
18 Randy De Puniet 1'33.833 FRA PBM Paul Bird Motorsport
19 Scott Redding 1'34.541 GBR FTR-HONDA Go & Fun Honda Gresini
20 Michael Laverty 1'34.618 GBR PBM Paul Bird Motorsport
21 Hiroshi Aoyama NO TIME JPN HONDA Power Electronics Aspar
22 Hector Barbera NO TIME SPA FTR Avintia Blusens

Circuit information


First race 1999
GPs held 15
Laps 30
Race distance 120.150km / 74.670 miles
Track length 4.005km / 2.489 miles
Track width 12m
Longest straight 0.876km / 0.544 miles
Corners 14 (5 right, 9 left)
Pole position Right

Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana

Circuit records


Pole position 1m 30.237s (159.7km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2013)
Race lap 1m 31.628s (157.3km/h) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2013)
Race time 46m 10.302s (156.1km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2013)
2013 Winner Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha)

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