|Date : 16/07/2014||Weather : Dry||Air : 27°C||Track : 43°C||Humidity : 42%|
After yesterday’s tricky weather conditions, today Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa had their first taste of next year’s bike.
They spent the majority of the morning aboard the current RC213V and then just before lunch Marc exited on the 2015 model. Dani soon followed and both riders returned to the Brno pit box to give their invaluable feedback to their team and the additional HRC engineers, who have joined for this test. Both reported with some positive aspects on the new machine and also commented about areas that need improvement. This feedback will be instrumental in the next stage of development for this machine.
In total Marc completed 53 laps on the current machine – suffering a small crash again in turn five – and 20 laps on the 2015 prototype, highlighting corner speed improvements. Dani did 41 laps on his 2014 bike, concentrating on mapping settings, and 16 laps on the new prototype.
The three-day test will conclude tomorrow.
|Length||5.403 m / 3.357 miles|
|Longest straight||636 m / 0.395 miles|
|Pole Position||1m 55.527s (168.3 km/h) Cal Crutchlow (Yamaha, 2013)|
|Race lap||1m 56.135s (167.4 km/) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2013)|
|Race time||42m 50.729s (166.4 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2013)|
|2012 Winner||Dani Pedrosa (Honda)|
|2013 Winner||Marc Marquez (Honda)|