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Date : 18/08/2014 Weather : Brief showers Air : 26°C Track : 37°C Humidity : 36%

Step forward for 2015 machine in Brno post-race test as Marquez logs new record lap

Step forward for 2015 machine in Brno post-race test as Marquez logs new record lap

Championship leader, Marc Marquez, and yesterday’s race winner, Dani Pedrosa, were back on track today in Brno for the post-race test.

This was a chance for the Repsol Honda riders to confirm some modifications made on the 2015 prototype after the initial test at this track just over a month ago. Despite a brief afternoon shower, track conditions were noticeably better than during the July test – after the action from the weekend – and both riders reported positively on the RC213V evolution, especially the chassis, and set their fastest times of the day on the new machine.

Marc, who finished off the podium for the first time in his MotoGP career yesterday, was back on top today working on setups on his current 2014 bike this morning. This afternoon he concentrated on the 2015 machine and set the fastest time of the day – 1’55.411 on lap 54 of 65 – and a new lap record, 0.116 faster than Crutchlow’s 2013 pole position (1’55.527), and 0.174 faster than his own pole time from Saturday (1’55.585).

Dani worked on suspension settings and engine mappings on his 2014 RC213V in preparation for the remainder of the season. However, he also set his best time of 1’56.014 (lap 23 of 38) on the 2015 prototype, and finished 3rd fastest for the day. The next chance Marc and Dani will have to ride the 2015 RC213V will be in Valencia at the end of the year.

Now the team will head home for a week’s rest before returning for round twelve in Silverstone.

Marc Marquez
Marc Marquez - 1st - 1’55.411 (65 laps)

"Today went very well and I am very happy, because we’ve erased the doubts that we had after yesterday’s race. We didn’t understand what had happened. We reached the conclusion that many factors combined yesterday, because today we were fast from the start and had a good pace with the same setup as yesterday. This morning we focused on work with this year’s bike, using some different setups, and I immediately felt very comfortable. Later we tried out the new bike again, which has great potential, and we set a good time with it. The best thing is that the pace we had today was back to that which we had over the entire weekend – except for Sunday."

Dani Pedrosa
Dani Pedrosa - 3rd - 1’56.014 (38 laps)

"We used today to try different setups, using the data gathered during the race yesterday here at Brno. Above all we focused on suspensions and on engine mapping, bearing in mind the races we have remaining this season. We also tested next year’s bike, which has a few updates compared to the last time we rode it here in July. After the first test we made a few changes; some worked out positively and others didn’t, but we were able to take a further step forward with its development and the next time we will test it will be at Valencia."

Testing Results

Pos. Rider Num. Nation Team Constructor Time
1 Marc Marquez 93 ESP Repsol Honda Team HONDA 1'55.411
2 Jorge Lorenzo 99 ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP YAMAHA 1'55.566
3 Dani Pedrosa 26 ESP Repsol Honda Team HONDA 1'56.014
4 Aleix Espargaro 41 ESP NGM Mobile Forward Racing YAMAHA 1'56.173
5 Valentino Rossi 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP YAMAHA 1'56.446
6 Bradley Smith 38 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA 1'56.451
7 Pol Espargaro 44 ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA 1'56.502
8 Stefan Bradl 6 GER LCR Honda MotoGP HONDA 1'56.519
9 Alvaro Bautista 19 ESP Go & Fun Honda Gresini HONDA 1'56.806
10 Yonny Hernandez 68 COL Pramac Racing DUCATI 1'56.988
11 Michele Pirro 51 ITA Ducati Team DUCATI 1'57.375
12 Karel Abraham 17 CZE Cardion AB Motoracing HONDA 1'57.659
13 Scott Redding 45 GBR Go & Fun Honda Gresini HONDA 1'57.772
14 Leon Camier 2 GBR Drive M7 Aspar HONDA 1'58.179
15 Hiroshi Aoyama 7 JPN Drive M7 Aspar HONDA 1'58.327
16 Alex De Angelis 15 RSM NGM Mobile Forward Racing YAMAHA 1'58.759
17 Mike Di Meglio 63 FRA Avintia Racing MotoGP FTR-KAWASAKI 1'59.662
18 Kenny Noyes 49 USA Avintia Racing MotoGP FTR 2'03.442

Circuit Information

Length 5.403 m / 3.357 miles
Width 15m
Left corners 6
Right corners 8
Longest straight 636 m / 0.395 miles
Constructed 1987
Modified 1996
Pole Position 1m 55.527s (168.3 km/h) Cal Crutchlow (Yamaha, 2013)
Race lap 1m 56.027s (167.4 km/) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2014)
Race time 42m 47.800s (166.6 km/h) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2014)
2012 Winner Marc Marquez (Honda)
2013 Winner Dani Pedrosa (Honda)

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