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MotoGP - Valencia - Testing
Date : 13/11/2013 Weather : Sunny showers Air : 21°C Track : 22°C Humidity : 52%

Marquez finishes season on top

Marquez finishes season on top

MotoGP in 2013 has come to an end with World Champion Marc Marquez the fastest on the final day in Valencia. Marc’s lap time of 1'30.287, taken on lap 54 of 56, is just 0.05s off his record breaking pole position lap from last weekend (1'30.237). Teammate Dani Pedrosa was 4th on this final day’s testing with a time of 1'30.992 on lap 32 of 70.

It was a productive final day for the Repsol Honda riders and the HRC technicians will now collate all the data to take back to Japan. There is now an enforced Winter test period ban, and the bikes will next be back on track in Sepang on 4th February 2014.

Marc Marquez  Marc Marquez - 1st - 1'30.287
"I am very happy with how the day went and thanks to all my team for their hard work! We continued our testing and today we focused on just the one bike: the prototype with which we felt best yesterday. We tried out different electronic configurations and various setups, and we are pretty satisfied with the results. The most important thing is that we have gathered a lot of data during these two days, so that Honda will be able to work over the winter and give us some updates at the next test in Malaysia"
Dani Pedrosa  Dani Pedrosa - 4th - 1'30.992
"Today we were lucky with the weather, because it seemed as if it was going to rain but eventually it stayed dry. That allowed us to put in more laps and continue analysing the new bike, making a few changes. Yesterday we got a big head start with our workload for this test, so today we didn't try so many new things. We simply carried on adapting as well as possible to the bike. In any case, we are happy with what we have done and now it’s time for us and the whole team - who I thank for all their work in 2013 - to rest!"

Testing Results


1 Marc Marquez 1'30.287 SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
2 Bradley Smith 1'30.598 GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
3 Stefan Bradl 1'30.868 GER HONDA LCR Honda MotoGP
4 Dani Pedrosa 1'30.992 SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
5 Alvaro Bautista 1'31.229 SPA HONDA Go & Fun Honda Gresini
6 Pol Espargaro 1'31.533 SPA YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
7 Andrea Iannone 1'31.594 ITA DUCATI Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Team
8 Aleix Espargaro 1'31.644 SPA FTR-YAMAHA NGM Mobile Forward Racing
9 Andrea Dovizioso 1'31.716 ITA DUCATI Ducati Team
10 Cal Crutchlow 1'31.875 GBR DUCATI Ducati Team
11 Michele Pirro 1'31.883 ITA DUCATI Ducati Test Team
12 Nicky Hayden 1'32.123 USA HONDA Power Electronics Aspar
13 Hiroshi Aoyama 1'32.530 JPN HONDA Power Electronics Aspar
14 Michael Laverty 1'33.055 GBR PBM Paul Bird Motorsport

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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