Catalunya - Testing Report
Date : 16/06/2014 Weather : Sunny spells Air : 26°C Track : 44°C Humidity : 59%

Repsol Honda complete Catalunya weekend with Monday test

Repsol Honda complete Catalunya weekend with Monday test

After yesterday’s fantastic race, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa were back on track today for the Official Post-Race Test.

Marc worked on electronics and mapping settings and tested a new Öhlins fork and the new front Bridgestone tyre, confirming the tyre felt safer and provided better feedback than the current one. This morning he tested the proposed new circuit layout which uses the tighter F1 corner at the end of the back straight as a possible safety change and agreed it would be better as riders are not so close to the wall. Dani’s test programme also included the new front tyre, front fork and mapping settings. He reported positively on the new tyre – even though he tried it when the track temperature was at it’s lowest – but unfortunately it seems it won’t be available until Sepang.

Marc was fastest for the day with his lap of 1’41.184 (just 0.049 off his qualifying time from Saturday) on lap 45 of 46. Dani finished the day seventh with a time of 1’41.969 on lap 18 of 61.

Marc Marquez
Marc Marquez - 1st - 1’41.184

"Today we carried out a lot of testing: from the electronics, to the bike setup, to a bit of suspension work. I have to say, I felt very comfortable - even more so than during the Grand Prix weekend. There were also a few things that didn't completely work out, or that we weren't expecting, but this is also useful for us when it comes to picking up ideas and directions to go in for the future. Now we have to get ready for the next race in Assen"

Dani Pedrosa
Dani Pedrosa - 7th - 1’41.969

"Today we tested two different front forks and we also worked on the electronics setup and on a new front tyre compound. The tyre gave us good results and could be positive for us at some rounds this year, in conditions similar to yesterday's Grand Prix, as it’s not too soft, nor too hard. The overall verdict of the day is positive, although we had already made the step forward between Mugello and Barcelona. Bearing in mind the new parts that could be tested out, we have managed to find a good feeling"

Testing Results

Pos. Rider Num. Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1Marc Marquez93ESPRepsol Honda TeamHONDA1'41.184
2Bradley Smith38GBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3YAMAHA1'41.224
3Jorge Lorenzo99ESPYamaha Factory RacingYAMAHA1'41.515
4Pol Espargaro44ESPMonster Yamaha Tech 3YAMAHA1'41.640
5Stefan Bradl6GERLCR Honda MotoGPHONDA1'41.655
6Andrea Iannone29ITAPramac RacingDUCATI1'41.874
7Dani Pedrosa26ESPRepsol Honda TeamHONDA1'41.969
8Yonny Hernandez68COLPramac RacingDUCATI1'42.138
9Aleix Espargaro41ESPNGM Mobile Forward RacingYAMAHA1'42.153
10Valentino Rossi46ITAYamaha FactoryYAMAHA1'42.174
11Andrea Dovizioso4ITADucati TeamDUCATI1'42.379
12Alvaro Bautista19ESPGo & Fun Honda GresiniHONDA1'42.542
13Cal Crutchlow35GBRDucati TeamDUCATI1'42.909
14Scott Redding45GBRGo & Fun Honda GresiniHONDA1'43.294
15Michele Pirro51ITADucati TeamDUCATI1'43.305
16Karel Abraham17CZECardion AB MotoracingHONDA1'43.449
17Randy De Puniet14FRASuzuki Test TeamSUZUKI1'43.683
18Hector Barbera8ESPAvintia Racing MotoGPFTR-KAWASAKI1'44.163
19Colin Edwards5USANGM Mobile Forward RacingYAMAHA1'44.364
20Mike Di Meglio63FRAAvintia Racing MotoGPFTR-KAWASAKI1'44.624
21Michael Laverty70GBRPaul Bird MotorsportART & PBM1'45.076
22Dominique Aegerter77SWIAvintia Racing MotoGPFTR-KAWASAKI1'45.370
23Broc Parkes23AUSPaul Bird MotorsportPBM1'45.534

Circuit Information

Length 4.727 m / 2.937 miles
Width 12m
Left corners 5
Right corners 8
Longest straight 1.047 m / 0.651 miles
Constructed 1991
Modified 1995
Circuits de Catalunya S.L.
Pole Position 1m 40.893s (168.6km/h) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2013)
Race lap 1m 42.182s (166.5km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2014)
Race time 42m 56.914s (165km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2014)
2013 Winner Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha)
2014 Winner Marc Marquez (Honda)
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