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marc-marquez-jerez-test-2014After another double podium in yesterday’s Spanish GP, Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa were back on track today in Jerez, Andalucia for the first official post-race test of the season.

Both riders went out on track at 10:10am and set to work on their testing programmes planned by HRC. Yesterday’s race winner Marc spent the day focusing on the electronics, as well as testing a different rear suspension setting and completed a fastest lap of 1’38.737 on lap 28 of 55, placing him on 1st place for the day. Dani, who missed out on second place yesterday by just 0.098s, worked mainly on chassis geometry and set his fastest time on lap 44 of 51 with a time of 1’39.377.

The team will now pack up and make their way to Le Mans for the French GP in two weeks time.

Marc Marquez

“Today went rather well and we were able to draw some very positive conclusions. We didn’t really have anything important to test out, but there were some things that you don’t have time to look at over during a Grand Prix weekend; things like the electronics, the start strategy or some different setups. Despite feeling comfortable, we tested things out in order to have some ideas for the future. We tried a different rear suspension but in the end I went back to what we basically had used throughout the weekend. I felt most comfortable with it that way.”

Dani Pedrosa

“We did a lot of suspension testing today and made some setup changes to the chassis. It was all to try and find a better balance that will allow us to perform better in races. In general we did some good testing today and made some progress, although now we have to go to Le Mans and confirm that the changes are positive. We will have to see if what we have found here adapts well to the different temperature and track layout there, because here it was very hot and it will be cold in France. We shall see if we can adapt and get the best performance out of the tyres.”

1 Marc Marquez 93 ESP Repsol Honda Team HONDA 1’38.737
2 Jorge Lorenzo 99 ESP Yamaha Factory Racing YAMAHA 1’38.999
3 Valentino Rossi 46 ITA Yamaha Factory YAMAHA 1’39.063
4 Dani Pedrosa 26 ESP Repsol Honda Team HONDA 1’39.377
5 Alvaro Bautista 19 ESP Go & Fun Honda Gresini HONDA 1’39.635
6 Stefan Bradl 6 GER LCR Honda MotoGP HONDA 1’39.713
7 Pol Espargaro 44 ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA 1’39.780
8 Aleix Espargaro 41 ESP NGM Mobile Forward Racing YAMAHA 1’39.797
9 Bradley Smith 38 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA 1’39.840
10 Hiroshi Aoyama 7 JPN Drive M7 Aspar HONDA 1’39.881
11 Andrea Iannone 29 ITA Pramac Racing DUCATI 1’40.077
12 Scott Redding 45 GBR Go & Fun Honda Gresini HONDA 1’40.276
13 Michele Pirro 51 ITA Ducati Team DUCATI 1’40.717
14 Karel Abraham 17 CZE Cardion AB Motoracing HONDA 1’40.723
15 Hector Barbera 8 ESP Avintia Racing MotoGP FTR-KAWASAKI 1’41.231
16 Michael Laverty 70 GBR Paul Bird Motorsport ART & PBM 1’41.357
17 Broc Parkes 23 AUS Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 1’41.925
18 Simone Corsi ITA NGM Mobile Forward Racing FORWARD YAMAHA 1’42.333
19 Mike Di Meglio 63 FRA Avintia Racing MotoGP FTR-KAWASAKI 1’42.912


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Emanuele Venturoli
Emanuele Venturoli
A graduate in Public, Social and Political Communication from the University of Bologna, he has always been passionate about marketing, design and sport.
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